For the week of August 11, 2013 I am using The Animal Wisdom Tarot by Dawn Brunke, illustrated by Ola Liola (CICO Books). I will be posting a review of this deck on Tarot Notes soon!
Traditionally known as The Hanged Man, this Major Arcana card typically represents something of great significance or at a higher spiritual level than we normally experience day-to-day. Keywords provided by Dawn Brunke for Bat are "Surrender, Release, Sacrifice, Renew." She offers this Message: "Go within, and then let go."
Easier said than done, I think! Going within may not be too difficult -- but letting go? In addition to contemplating what I might need to "let go of" in my past, this card also encourages me to explore where I might want or need to relinquish control in the present. This may require a sacrifice -- perhaps simply sacrificing (or surrendering) my belief that I need to control something and ceasing my efforts to do so.