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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Temperance Tarot Card Meaning

We have to be thoughtful in our approach to this card because its meaning won't hit us over the head like a ton of bricks. Rather, it's a subtle card that whispers in our ear "come closer."

As we lean in closer to hear with our spiritual ears exactly what Temperance has to say - we find we aren't listening for words at all. What we hear is the tranquil waters running through our spirits. These are cleansing rivers that run through our energies, providing us with peace and healing. Imagine you are diving into the crystal clear waters. Diving in is an act of connecting to our source and by connecting we find rejuvenation in the rhythmic flow of healing waters moving through us.

Mesmerising, isn't it?

There is a lot of power in this card, and the "flow" is the source of that power. The Temperance card is a call for us to recognize the flow in our own lives, and observe the nature of energy. When we pull this card in a reading it is an indication that a healing is in need or is taking place. It is also a sign that subtle shifts are or need to take place in order to gain that peaceful scene we see pictured in this card.

When we quietly and objectively investigate our life's path we begin to see patterns. Temperance encourages us to take these patterns and find a good balance in our lives. Envision the flowing waters of this card and see all imbalances drifting away in your life. When moderation is put into play, and we connect with a natural flow, then healing begins to occur at all levels.

The keyword chemistry is included here because Temperance deals with mixing the right ingredients in our lives in order to flow easily upon the path of our choosing. It takes a little time to balance the load just right, but once we do we experience some tremendous breakthroughs in our progress.

On a more day-to-day level the Temperance card often indicates a commitment to sobriety, a healing taking place, a need for emotional stability, and a need for self-love. Very often spiritual seekers will pull this card as a promise of new growth after they've experienced spiritual "drought." (

1 comment:

tarot reading said...

Close to the origlinal meaning given by the rider-wait tarot deck, this tarot card meaning is a very good one!