Sep 30 2014
Sit yourself down and take a load of your feet because today Venus is semi sextile Jupiter and this means you deserve a break… even if you don’t!
It’s hard to say if your cup is half empty or half full as you have the means and thought processes today to make it seem like it is either way and as you sit back, relax and get into the mood you really don’t seem to care one way or the other.
Notice the different shapes to the cups and then imagine yourself which one either feels right to you or is nicer and why this is so.
There is no room for wasting any of the liquid being poured in to the larger rimmed cup and it is almost as if nothing is going to waste today.
Even if you feel you are wasting your time it will not be so as you maybe just need a little bit of relaxation and “me” time.
Although the woman in this card sits by a pool the image is not reflected in it and if you take a good look in that pool of water you will find that the actual reality of your position is not really as it seems.
This will not deter you though as you have the wings to fly away at the drop of a hat and do something else.
The Temperance card reminds you of how important it is to achieve balance and harmony in your life.
Aug 17 2014
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.
Jul 19 2014
It’s all about balance today and you may find yourself needing to add an extra dimension to your level of awareness as to how calm you feel as the Sun squares Mars which does not usually make for a day of peace and tranquillity.
On the plus side though Mercury trines Neptune which gives you an added boost to being able to get in touch with your inner self and allow this to wash through you much like the image of the 2 cups in the hands of the figure in this card.
You cannot help being struck with the nature of the balance in this version of Temperance. Everything in the card is showing different states.
From the yin yang symbol in the two toned sky, the figure with one foot in the water and one out, the flow of water from one cup to the other and even the one arm raised to the sky whilst the other is pointing to the earth.
It is a card about balance and letting things flow. You are aware of the polarities around you and that life is not always meant to be easy.
You take the good with the bad and you have a knack for turning more of the bad into good in a way that benefits you positively.
The planetary aspects of Sun square Mars perfectly depicts the tensions you may feel today alongside Mercury trine Neptune which perfectly shows just how illuminating your thoughts may become if you step outside of yourself today and contemplate life.
Jun 18 2014
With Venus sextiling Jupiter today it is only fitting to see the card of Temperance weaving the magic of her dance whilst delivering to you a vision of how you would like your life to be.
Today is a day where you may dream and if you turn yourself over to the process of dreaming of what you want then don’t do it in a small way… make the dreams big!
With Venus and Jupiter sextile there is the implications that your dreams of the romantic nature and with the luck Jupiter usually bestows being in harmony with Venus, planet of love, your are sure to be having positive thoughts and feelings alongside big ideas on how to capture that which is closest to your heart’s desire.
There is a certain amount of balance in this card where your cup is neither full nor empty. You have one foot in and one foot out of a situation but are not fully immersed in the outcome which leaves you room to change your position. Emotionally you are balanced, you feel centred and at peace.
If you have decisions to make today is a great day to make them as you are not being pulled in one direction over another.
The bright pink wings speak of love… the kind of love that is exciting and dizzying. Whichever path you decide to go down it is a win/win for you.
May 26 2014
Here’s something a little different today. As you read the poem look at the image of the card and allow it to soak into you:
So you sit and you wonder and you worry and you wait
Until all of a sudden you are struck by fate
For all that you’ve been planning is now keeping you awake
As your thoughts roll beneath you like the currents in the waves
You build your foundations from where you feel enslaved
Now is the time to step out of your rut
The green in your aura is ready to erupt
This stands for growth both old and new
And I daresay those ideas of yours
are coming through by more than a few
The red in the ribbons as they float around
Is where your energy to proceed can be found
There’s balance and beauty in this card
And the yin yang symbol is like a genie in a jar
You need balance and calmness to reach your goals
And if all else fails look in the teacup as your fate unfolds
For if nothing else, this will give you peace of mind
And that which you are looking for I hope you find.
Apr 30 2014
Aries: Four of Mirrors
This month is all about choices and those choices and decisions you may be putting off whilst, perhaps, you wait for something better to come along.
The mirrors in this card stand for the suit of cups and from the pattern they are displaying in the water also show that your thoughts, decisions, choices may be changing like the tide… one day you are high on an idea and the next day you are low and no longer want to go along with that idea.
I don’t blame you… from the looks of things where you are sitting it looks pretty comfortable and calming.
There are no intense emotions and everything is running along quite smoothly. You feel at “one” with your environment and see no use in fighting against the current in making changes to your situation. Change is coming though, whether you want it or not.
The sea turtle which is about to brush against your tail is a symbol of you being given a slight nudge in making changes.
You can go back to your dream world, keeping your eyes shut and focused on pleasant thoughts and sensations — or you can face what’s coming head on.
Apr 26 2014
Today you want to work on achieving balance and symmetry in all areas of your life.
The Temperance card refers to bringing the opposing facets of your personality (or your relationships, or your desires) into alignment by finding the perfect middle ground.
It’s about peace and harmony, synthesis and equilibrium, moderation and restraint.
The woman in this version of the card rests comfortably at the edge of body of water, patiently pouring water from one vessel into another. She has flowers in her hair and angel’s wings on her back.
The Sun and Saturn sit high in the sky and a bright star shines on her from afar. Land, sky and sea creatures rally all around her. There are birds, reptiles, mammals, insects and fish, all in her immediate proximity.
There’s a calm, tranquil energy expressed through the imagery in this card. It encourages us to stay centered and not tilt too much in one direction or the other.
Although you may have to make a decision today — and although that decision may require you to give something up — focusing on compromise and cooperation will go a long ways toward mitigating dissension.
Mar 05 2014
Today you will be called upon to integrate opposing areas of your life into one big calm, peaceful and harmonious medium.
The Temperance card speaks of searching within yourself for that wellspring of inner grace and finding a way to bring the good and bad, light and dark, happy and sad back in to balance.
The Temperance card is called “Art” in some decks. It speaks of the unique creative forces that each of us possess. It speaks of seeking out symmetry and harmony.
In what areas of your life are you too inflexible, too rigid and too unwilling to hear another’s point of view? Your challenge will be to overcome those impediments and to integrate the opposing forces in your life.
In this version of the card we see an angel standing in a field and pouring fluid from one vessel into another. The grass is green and abundant at her feet, the sky is clear and the Sun shines behind her. The rainbow that is usually seen in this card is actually a part of her in this version. In her gown, in her wings and in the landscape behind her.
Her demeanor is calm and peaceful — almost trance-like, as if she’s mesmerized by the process. This is the essence of this card: there’s a calm and graceful symmetry in taking one’s time, going with the flow, and becoming one with all that surrounds you.
Oct 21 2013
So many of us struggle with finding balance in our lives, whether it’s between head and heart, career and family, or material vs. spiritual progress, etc.
The Temperance card encourages us first and foremost to seek that balance and to find our personal “Center.”
In the Archeon Tarot, we see an angelic figure: youthful, graceful and innocent.
She stands watch over two totem animals, a lamb and a tiger.
She appears to be tending equally to both of her charges.
The lamb represents peace, harmony and gentility.
The tiger represents passion, strength and a wild ferocity.
Her manner of tending them is different for each.
She keeps a cautious hand above the tiger at all times while watching over the docile lamb.
She maintains her sense of balance and equilibrium, all the while staying present in the moment.
Ask yourself in what ways taming the inner beast and activating the inner lamb can most benefit you now?
Sep 01 2013
ARIES: The Seven of Swords — like all sevens — speaks of difficult choices and moral dilemmas. There are temptations disguised as opportunities, which could turn out to be more than you bargained for in the end.
In this rendition, we see a raven perched before the light of a full moon, a glowing sun time-piece dangling from his beak. A legend is told in Native American traditions of a snow white bird who steals the sun and moon and places them in the night sky. The sun is so hot that it chars his white feathers, rendering them permanently black.
There are four swords piercing the moon and three penetrating the earth below it. As the moon represents mystery, illusion and the depths of the human psyche, we can see this as a need to penetrate the veil that obscures our motivations. We’re reminded that all that glitters is not gold, that there are consequences for our actions. The concept of time is also relevant here, as in keeping track of time, not wasting time, and making time for things that are most important.
There are elements of mischief, trickery and even thievery in this card, You may be tempted to engage in practices that are not aligned with your principles. Or you may be the recipient of someone else’s duplicity. But these same elements can be used to your benefit. The seven of swords represents skill and ingenuity as well. You must have a sharp mind and a vigilant approach if you’re to navigate through some of the obstacles before you. Opportunities come your way, but there’s always a catch. Just like the raven whose cunning and prowess has rewarded him with the fiery sun, but whose feathers have become permanently charred in the process.
Jan 01 2013
You’ll have the opportunity to re-invent yourself this month and to achieve equilibrium in your relationships.
You can turn something negative into something positive by striving for balance, harmony and composure.
This is a powerful card. It relates to the alchemical process of turning lead into gold. You can activate this concept personally by embracing that which has been resisted or denied and working to transform it.
This card is called “Art” (Temperance, in some decks). It speaks of seeking out symmetry.
It speaks of finding a middle-ground. In what areas of your life are you too inflexible, too rigid and too unwilling to hear another’s point of view?
Your challenge will be to overcome those impediments and to integrate the opposing forces in your life.