Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 17, 2014 — Temperance

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Temperance

Today you may be looking for ways to release some of your pent-up energy and frustration in an effort to restore the equilibrium in your life.

The Temperance card refers to bringing the opposing aspects of your personality (or your relationships, or your desires) into alignment by finding that perfect middle ground.

That’s not always easy — especially if you’re dealing with competing urges — such as the desire to move full speed ahead in pursuit of a goal vs. the need to hold back, regroup and exercise restraint.

The imagery in this version of the card is a dramatic departure from what we’re using to seeing. In place of the traditional symbols of balance, harmony and moderation, we see a tiger slicing through the ocean’s current as he propels himself toward his destination.

He moves with such purpose and ferocity that we might not notice how these two seemingly incompatible forces join together. But this is the essence of the Temperance card. The juxtaposition of masculine (tiger) and feminine (water), hot and cold — notice the steam rising from his back as he swims against the frigid tide — combined with the tiger’s dogged determination against the backdrop of the water’s mutability. 

There are several repeating themes here of joining / merging / blending opposing forces. Such as the small flock of birds in the distance — representing lightness and freedom — trailing the waterlogged beast. Also note the predominant colors — turquoise and orange — and their relation to the throat and sacral chakras, e.g., the intermarriage of passion and surrender.

The Temperance card is all about finding (and maintaining) your center in the midst of all the turbulence around you. It may require you to rein in certain drives while you fortify their weaker counterparts.

Like the gulls hovering in the distance, you may need to rise above your situation and get some spiritual altitude. Or like the tiger swimming against the tide, you may find that your journey becomes less arduous the more willing you are to give in to the forces of nature and go with the ebb and flow.

 

 

melandchris

 

Marie White

Today’s tarotscope — Temperance —  is part of the Mary-el Tarot series by Marie White, published by Schiffer Publishing.

Used by generous permission. Original art, as well as full-sized prints, are also available on her website.

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Thank you Marie!

 

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