Tarot Heaven Temperance Card Description
Daughter of the Reconcilers
Hebrew Letter: Samekh
Musical Note: G-Sharp or A-flat
Description and Symbolism:
An angel stands near a creek with one foot in the water and one foot on the rocks. The angel is blending water with water, carefully, slowly and deliberately. It is possible that the angel wants to create something new. The angel has a golden halo around her head. At the end of a path, there is another crown with a halo. This represents spiritual enlightenment. It also indicates that you'll need to walk down that path in order to receive the light. The results you want are in the future. The halo replaces the sun.
Michael is the angel of Temperance. Michael means "who is like unto God". This corresponds with the Tetragrammaton on the angels clothing. The triangle inside the square is the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, which means Yahweh or God.
Michael is the angel of the sun and of fire. The angel has the sign of a sun on their forehead, which kabbalistically stands for the Tiphareth sun. The path is the middle path, which urges you to live a life of balance. The lilies indicate spiritual and mental energies. The fact that they are yellow represents spiritual intelligence. Michael's wings are red to indicate the solar force of fire.
Alchemy is hinted at in tarot Temperance. The angel Michael is blending water with water, but traditionally he is suppose to be mixing fire and water or turning wine into water. This processes is alchemical. When Arthur Waite had the Rider-Waite tarot cards drawn, he was very secretive about the meaning, so many details were intentionally left out. We get another hint at alchemy when we see one foot on the ground and the other foot in the water.
Alchemy is the process of turning one element into another element. It is the key to the Ageless Wisdom taught in many occult schools. Temperance is an important key in understand and transforming everyday objects into magical objects that increase our awareness and power in this world.
Temperance suggests blending together forces through modification. The etymology of the word temperance meant to combine and modify. Our current definition of temperance has more to do with staying away from alcohol and drugs, but at the time tarot was created the lingo of the "Temperance Movement" had not made it into everyday meaning of the word. We shouldn't confuse the meaning of the tarot Temperance key with Temperance Movement of the Progressive Era. This movement is why we refer to the word "temperance" as refraining from alcohol.
Interpretation and Divination:
Temperance is about blending opposites, but you’ll need patience to do this. Your goal is reachable.
Temperance wants you to know that you can blend opposites together and find harmony. You maybe seeking the truth and want to discover new awareness. You are very in tune with the vibrational frequencies around you.
You maybe in a situation that needs constant bits of work and adjustments to make it just right. You will need to take things in moderation and not go to the extremes.
Temperance maybe about the wide open country, big skies and a relaxing healing environment that facilitates the natural flow of energy.
Temperance as a Person:
Temperance as a person indicates that your soul has fought through many incarnations for religious freedom. Because you probably fought for religious freedoms, you have a high sense of justice. You want to defend the weak. You stand up for what is right.
You have incarnated here on Earth again to be a funnel for higher frequencies. You are probably very interested in your own spiritual development. You are probably in tune with your dreams, spirits and angels.
You are probably interested in higher education and learning in general especially esoteric information. You probably love asking questions. Temperance indicates a very inquisitive person. You may also be very scientifically inclined.
Temperance in Love:
Temperance in romance is very independent. It suggests tribulations in relationships and unequal unions. Temperance in romance is also yearning to be with the "one" or no one. Temperance in romance does not settle because they tend to have an attitude like "I'm here for a reason and with a mission." That mission may not involve romance. A temperance person may say things that can be mean and cutting too.
Temperance tells you that you will heal after a breakup. S/he may come back to give you closure.
Temperance is about healing. Especially talking it through with someone. Temperance people love to ask questions and fix problems. Temperance almost never indicates a reconciliation between two people after a breakup.
Temperance as Advice:
Temperance advises you to keep your cool and not get hot tempered.
On a Mundane Level:
Temperance can indicate mixing together essential oils and making home made bath products.
Temperance Professions: Doctor. Nurse. Pharmacist. Chemist. Alchemist. Scientist. Librarian. Angel. Journalist. Investigator. Detective. Lifeguard. Insurance Agent.
Reversed temperance can indicate drug addiction and abuse. It can also indicate someone who is heavy-handed with justice. It indicates unfair trials and tribulation.
Someone who upholds social mores that can hurt other people. For instance, a reporter who goes after a senator who is having an affair and publicizes the romance.
Reversed Temperances suggests imbalances, as upright Temperance indicates combining opposites so that a balance can occur. There is a lack of harmony and even clocks may seem to act erratically. Timing is off and you may find yourself late for an appointment or date.
Imbalances can also occur to your body in your endocrine system or liver. Your body seeks to rid its self of disruptive hormones from birth control or the misuse of drugs, whether prescription or recreational.
Temperance Card Combinations:
Temperance and Hierophant:
a. Having to go to the hospital or doctors office to get some shots
or another procedure
Temperance and Star:
a. You have a lot of inner harmony and musical fairies around you.
Angels are around you.
Temperance and Sun:
a. Moderating an intense situation
Temperance and World:
a. Art museum exhibits from around the world.
Temperance and Ten of Wands:
a. One foot in and one foot out does not create the balance you seek.
b. It is never a means to an end.
c. Even angels get bogged down.
Temperance and Three of Swords:
a. Healing after surgery
Temperance and Eight of Swords:
a. Could indicate some kind of addiction.
Temperance and Five of Cups:
a. You will heal and find a new love after a breakup. Closure is
Temperance and Ten of Cups:
a. Families of opposites work together in harmony.
b. Opposites attract and merge peacefully and amicably together.
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