14-Temperance Reversed Rider Waite Work Tarot Reading

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Card Meanings: Discord, Imbalance, Impatience, Clashing, Recklessness, Excess, Lack Of Perspective, Self-Indulgence, Disunion, Conflict, Antagonism, Frustration

At its highest possible level, Temperance is a card which marks spiritual transformation – the moment when all of the pieces of understanding we have gathered in our studies fly up, in chaos, into the air. When they land, we shall discover that they have formed a perfect pattern of life and living. This card can, when really well-dignified, signal a massive breakthrough into a totally fresh consciousness. We shall have struggled, fought, grappled for understanding, and maybe suffered more than a little, but all of that effort will become worthwhile and important. Of course, the number of times that Temperance’s appearance will indicate such a major development are vastly outweighed by the times the card shows more mundane matters arising – but even on the purely material level, this one is the ‘Come together’ card. It shows whole areas of life falling into place, and assuming their rightful pattern. Sometimes, it will indicate that a problem finally yields its own resolution. In any matter where this Major Arcana card rules, there will have been a need for patience and for moderate behaviour.

So, on a day where Temperance rules, we must expect that things will just begin to fall into place. We will probably task better than usual, and therefore make good inroads on our ordinary work. New ways of dealing with things will occur to us. Fresh perspectives will appear. And, as a result, our lives will shift closer to harmony and balance. We can help all of this along by examining the polarities which exist within us – everything in life comes initially as a polarity. Male -female; dark- light; good – bad; kind – cruel; birth – death. Life emerges as we attempt to shade the space between each pair of opposites with the colours of understanding. The more we learn, the more intense our colours become. So to recognise the polarities within ourselves is to know ourselves better – and therefore to add to our personal rainbow. What do you love? What do you hate? And in between what is there – like, dislike, have no reaction to….these nuances of response are your living colours. And the more you get to know them, without standing in judgement, the better you know yourself. On Temperance’s day, expect things to come together. And do a little work on yourself.

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Development for Beginners: The bottom line here is that if you make a concerted effort to listen to your subconscious, your psychic work will be greatly abetted. If an unexpected thought flashes into your mind, do not ignore or dismiss it. Follow through with it to see if it can be useful to you and/or lead you to the discovery of a hidden or subdued feeling or idea. Although, answers may not always come to you as literal messages; they will often occur more figuratively, leaving you to interpret their meaning.

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Angel Encyclopedia: JOHN MILTON paints a romantic picture of good and fallen angels in his epic treatment of the fall of ADAM AND EVE in Paradise Lost and the redemption in Paradise Regained. Milton was steeped in the works of Spenser, calling him ‘my original,’ and ‘a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas.’ Milton was inspired by Spenser’s mission as a poet to embody moral lessons in beautiful imaginative forms. There is a striking analogy between Milton’s interpretation of the struggle of forces involved in Adam’s fall and the representation of virtue under trial in the person of Sir Guyon (Faerie Queene, Book II). Both advocate temperance as the supremacy of the rational over the passionate principle in the soul.

Tarot for Beginners: Interest in the Tarot grew quietly over the next few decades, until it reached unprecedented popularity in the U.S. in the 1960s. Since that time, a variety of new decks, philosophies, and approaches to reading the Tarot have developed. Where occultists used to argue for a specific set of interpretations that must be memorized in order to read the cards, 21st-century mystics see these things differently, emphasizing intuition over rigorous study. Many argue that as society develops and changes, so do the messages available in the Tarot. However, it is still considered useful to begin ‘at the beginning,’ with a basic understanding of the principles of Tarot as they were developed through the Tarot of Marseilles, and later, the Waite-Smith deck.

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Tarot Triumphs: Winged Temperance was also called the Angel of Time (the words time and temperance are connected through their Latin roots), whose swiftly beating wings may announce the fleeting passage of time in human life. In a reading, the card could therefore raise the question of making good use of the time available to complete a project or simply live well.