Some would gasp and turn their head, knowing where this chicken was headed. On the other hand some have been paid to do studies on chickens, including how long they could actually live without their heads. Five days in one case.
I'm reminded by this card sometimes we put ourselves in the hanged position, sometimes we end up there through the machinations of others. Either way, it takes a concerted effort to free ourselves.
"My hands are barely holding up my head.
Oh I'm so tired of looking at me feet and all the secrets I keep.
My heart is barely hanging by a thread." ~ Jann Arden, Hangin' By A Thread
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.