14-Sacrifice – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – Sacrifice Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the Temperance card implies that you are having difficulty finding a golden mean. Confronted by contradictory impulses, you feel at a loss about how to strike an artful balance. You are tempted to go to extremes rather than seek a middle ground of reconciliation. Ponder the words of the philosopher: ‘Moderation in all things, including moderation.’ As Abraham Lincoln cautioned, ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’

Keywords Reversed: Immoderation, conflict, incompatibility, excess, imbalance, impatience, going to extremes, lack of self-control, indecision, clashing interests, inconsiderate demands, inability to reconcile opposing forces, irreconcilable differences, all or nothing thinking; ‘it’s my way or the highway.’

Key XIV: Temperance (Art)
Myths/Archetypes: The Centaur. The Alchemist. The Hermaphrodite. The Transsexual. The Creator. The Artist. The Healer. The Inventor. Hegel’s dialectic.
Dates of Sagittarius: 22 November–21 December (tropical); 16 December–14 January (sidereal).
Astrology: Sagittarius, the centaur archer (a Fire sign ruled by Jupiter)
Numerology: 5 (Hierophant) = 1 + 4 (Temperance)

Element: Fire

When Sacrifice is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Sacrifice is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Sacrifice is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Sacrifice using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Earth of Fire. According to Crowley in The Book of Thoth, the Pages (Princesses) have no zodiacal attribution but represent four types of ‘elemental’ people.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Although the tarot originated as a deck of playing cards, it is commonly used today for divination, which we might define as ‘brainstorming with the help of the gods.’ Some people may be put off by the idea of divination, so it is worthwhile to explore the meaning of this term. In Latin, divinus is a word referring to the gods. In ancient times, people believed that certain information, such as knowledge of the future, belonged exclusively to divine beings. Mortals, for their part, developed various methods to petition the gods to share their divine knowledge with humankind, and such methods were called divination.

Tarot for Beginners: However, if the card is reversed, it could represent manipulation, poor planning, or even trickery. There may be others in the situation who don’t have your best interests at heart. Or, you may simply be suffering from a creative block.

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Complete Book of Tarot: A glance at the four elements reveals that two of the elements, Fire and Air, tend to rise above the surface of the Earth while the other two, Water and Earth, tend to sink below the surface of the Earth. Thus, Fire and Air are considered to be more phallic, centrifugal (thrusting away from a center), and outer directed, whereas Water and Earth are regarded as more receptive, centripetal (pulling toward a center), and inner directed.