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14. TEMPERANCE

— Seek the middle path of moderation and flow with the energies that are around you —

TEMPERANCE TAROT CARD MEANING

POETRY AUDIO

MEDITATION AUDIO


THE TEMPERANCE TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

finding purpose, alchemy, the Goldilocks zone, staying away from excess, moderation, a blend of energies, meaningful encounters, harmony, balance, yin and yang, turning a life lesson into spiritual gold, patience, healing

CREATOR MUSING

If you were to blend all of your gifts and all of your loves, what life would you be creating?

WORD PROMPT

Measured moderation

EXPERIENCING the Tarot TEMPERANCE

The gods took equal parts fast and slow, equal parts language and music, equal parts material and spiritual and equal parts she and he, all the things in equal measure… and they mixed them in their lotus cauldron as they stirred to life the Muse of Temperance. They needed this balance and malleability in the world, you see, as her voice of temperate reason would bring them together in a beautiful blend of oneness. Temperance doesn’t jump to excess. She doesn’t rely on the dark or the full moon. Instead, she is a mosaic of parts and she melts it all together in a way that spins the best of the best of the best into one. In her spinning, she weaves purpose and harmony into the lives of others. She gifts meaning and joy. She brings together emerging energies and makes them one. She makes them available, and understandable. And her greatest gift, amidst all of this alchemy, is to create the treasure of healing. She will turn despair into the gift of patience, and blend the need to thrive with the need to enjoy, as her middle path is one that favors simplicity over complexity, allowing hearts to simply be. What areas of excess need greater balance in your life?


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Visualize your middle path of moderation ahead of you. What are the things that are too much or too little in your life? Arrange them ahead of you so that you find the right balance as you walk the path towards your goal. Ask the Angel of Temperance to guide you.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Use middle-of-the road colours. Nothing over-the-top. Centered layout. Lines in the middle. Everything in perfect measure.

“The more I paint the more I like everything.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat