Temperance: Taking On Tarot

Temperance: Taking On Tarot


X1V. Temperance

My self-study of Tarot continues with Temperance. Or, as I just heard, "give and receive and receive and give."Taking On Tarot: Temperance ~ A self-study of the Universal Waite Tarot deck.

First Impressions

Sustainability; moderation; give and take; natural flow; golden rule; Heaven on earth; "all is well"; open to all that is; a peek at what is meant to be; good fortune with great discernment; divine order.


Chalices; triangle; third eye; angel wings; the sun as a crown; lilies; path; water.The disc that feels to me like a representation of the third eye stands out in a big way. I hear, "was blind, but now I see," and consider how appropriate that lyric is to the awakening of the intuition and its insight, and to the awakening as a whole.


Red, white, gold, yellow, green blue, gray, brown.It's the red of the angel wings that stands out and also seems out of place. Why would angel wings be red? Then again... Red is the color of the root chakra, and the root chakra is all about stability (sustainability) and abundance and family and having enough and being enough. Viewed in that light, the red is very fitting.

What the Guide Says

"Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation. Reversed: Things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, also unfortunate combinations, disunion, competing interests."

What Spirit Says

We see a person who is awakening.We see a person who is awakened.We see a person who is able to understand the deeper communications of the angel realms and the spirit realms and the one.We see a person without any ego.We see a person who is a spirit.We see a person who is an angel.We see a person who is the one.We see a person who creates a space of heaven on earth.We see a person who is ready to pass into spirit or angel or one as a completion of the soul cycle.We see a person who is complaining of soreness in a space where a spirit is meant to be.We see a person who gains much from a spiritual practice and purpose.We see a person who is meant to assign a new awareness of the angels and spirits.We see a person with an addiction.We see a person with an addictive nature or temperament.We see a person who is needing to practice moderation.We see a person who is needing to act with care.We see a person who is needing to respond over react.

Other Impressions

Bringing two worlds or schools of thought or ideas or religions or paradigms together.Faith overcoming ego.A light on the horizon.Golden promise.Balance of Earth and spirit.

Essential Energy

For me, the energy of Temperance resonates most with Harmony essential oil blend.Harmony essential oil blend by Young Living Essential Oils.What came up for you around Temperance?

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