Friday, December 07, 2007


Temperance in The Maroon Tarot

I ran across the above image today when searching for a Ganesh image I thought I'd placed in a wrong folder (long story). I'd forgotten how beautiful and evocative it is. I'm a bit rushed and bleary-eyed today (all this getting ready to move to California is at a very wearying stage), so decided to leave it up to you, dear reader, to see what this card has to say today.

Then I got Aeclectic Tarot's new Tarot newsletter (visit the site and sign up for it if you haven't already!) and came across another unusual Temperance image, in The Chocolate Tarot:

So when I take my afternoon break (which usually ends with a nap, I'm getting to be such a Crone :-D) I'll definitely meditate a bit on what Temperance has to say to me. As I typed that into blogger, I recalled reading somewhere that Temperance's path on the Qabalistic Tree of Life is the most difficult path of all. Which given how I've been feeling during this preparation to move I could most certainly agree with. :-D However, there's also something about balance of opposites/intensities in this card -- e.g., the RWS images of a volcano and irises:

And even though this balancing may come hard, it will. Oh, well, so much for leaving it all up to you to respond to this card. What can I say? Tarot images can be so compelling and energizing.

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‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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