Temperance is a call to praise yourself for your ability to adapt to situations with a clear mind and calm heart and keep your balance. It is a call for you to appreciate these qualities in yourself when they occur.
That you focus on how your life is so much easier when you are really in touch with who you are deep down, and have control over what you value and your own moral compass.
Your calmness with yourself is quite crucial for you to be able to navigate your own ambitions and set yourself goals. Temperance is a call to praise yourself for your existing balance, peace, patience. And that you recognize how your own peace and tranquility paves the way for your success and happiness.
Thus, Moderation, in the broadest sense, is a call for you to clean up all negative energies in your life – and at the same time make an effort to strengthen the positive energies that already exist.
Temperance shows a man with wings, or an angel standing by a stream. Its one foot rests on the ground in consciousness, and the other rests in the stream of the subconscious, which can also be seen as an indication of the bridge between mind and body. In his hands, this almost androgynous creature holds two Cups and pours liquid from one to the other.
It is the essence of life that is poured from the silver cup of the subconscious to the golden cup of consciousness and back again. Carefully pour contents from one to another without spilling anything – an indication of mastery.
The flowing fluid between the cups alludes to the constant movement necessary to maintain health. It appears that the water flowing between the two cups is a continuous flow of energy connecting both cups. The card’s symbols represent the overall union of opposites that creates something new.
The card also shows something about mastery. At the angel’s feet grow two lilies as a symbol of renewal. In the background, a winding road leads over hills to mountains and the sunrise in the distance. The triangle on the angel’s chest is a symbol of the unity of body, mind and spirit. It can also be interpreted as a triangle squared: spirit in matter.
The card symbolizes compromises and cooperation. It refers to mixing opposites. The right mix is important for the end result to be good. For example, in a relationship, the needs of both parties must be met in order for the relationship to remain healthy. An unequal contribution from one party creates disharmony.
The card suggests that by uniting two or more principles, a greater whole can be created. The card reminds us that it is important to create a balance between paradoxes, contradictions and polarities in our nature.
The card suggests that you need to mix opposites. You may need to use careful control when balancing the various elements. You now have to cooperate and compromise in relationships. You must involve others in your feelings in order to achieve greater harmony. In its negative aspect, Modesty can refer to wasting creative energy or holding back frozen emotions.
Other words that describe Temperance are: balancing, alchemy, quantum leap, playing with energy, thoughtfulness, purity, abstinence, clarification and adaptation. The woman tries to unite two opposite qualities: to create balance. A situation that must be carefully combined if results are to be achieved. A harmonious relationship.
The tarot card is associated with number 14 – which in numerology is often reduced to 5 (the sum of 1+4) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.
The card is linked to the astrological sign Sagittarius. The qualities of Sagittarius are to express our visions and dreams.
I am a creative, well-integrated individual. I am an open channel for creative energy.
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