The card shown above is from the Mythic Tarot deck.
Of course, Greek mythology has its own trio of women who weave fate.
When the Hanged Man appears in a tarot spread, it can signal that sacrifice is required. It asks what you are willing to give up in order to achieve your goals. It may be a physical thing, or letting go of a particular belief or outlook that no longer serves you.
Learning about The Hanged Man inspired me to stop trying to ‘fix’ the novel I was working on, and look at the story from a new perspective. What if I drew directly from Norse myth, but kept the character I loved and the contemporary setting?
Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma's cabin and became blind in one eye.
Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor - only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose. Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .
Published by Hot Key Books, The Twisted Tree ebook is out now, and in paperback on 10th January, 2019.