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Tarot Tuesday; Temperance

Temperance indicates that you are learning to bring about balance, patience and moderation in your life. You have been able to take the middle road, avoiding extremes and maintaining a great sense of calm in your life. You have learned to keep calm in situations of great stress or anxiety, and you give the impression of being a swan, paddling madly underneath the water but appearing so graceful and elegant on the surface…

Temperance asks you to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Patience and moderation will result in good management of all things. Do not feel that you need to rush, just let the situation evolve at its natural pace.

Biddy Tarot

So, I had to laugh out loud when I read through the description of this card. And not just “lol”. No, it was more like LMAO. Holy Hades, this shit CAN NOT be made up ‘yall.

Why? Oh, just the irony.

So, I discovered that Biddy Tarot also has her own podcast. Super cool. I mean, I need something to listen to while I’m pedaling away on the spin bike or while I’m on my way home and want to think about ANYTHING other than GMS. This plays right into my desire to learn more about Tarot! Great.

Found it on Spotify, browsed the episode list, and found an interesting topic/episode titled “Connecting Astrology and Tarot with Debra Silverman“. Not too long into the episode they start to get into a conversation about the connection between the Tarot cards (Major Arcana, mainly) and signs of the Zodiac/planets. This peaked my curiosity, being the self-centered person I am, and I made a mental note to look up the card that correlates to my sun sign. I listened on for a little while, but arriving at work, I quickly forgot my mental note.

Now, as I started to plan out my day today, I remembered my mental note, because I’m trying to get more consistent with my postings. I was feeling inspired and so I looked up my Zodiac/Tarot combination to use that for today’s’ post. Wouldn’t you know what the damn word ‘balance’ is freakin’ everywhere in my life right now? I have been thinking about how I’ve always been the “middle man” or “translator”, the one who has a foot in both worlds, perpetually. I can’t be just ONE thing. It’s very, very hard for me, because I see how most things are multi-faceted. This makes it particularly fun to play “devil’s advocate” at my job…

Seeing that this is “my” card and reading about cooperation, adaptation, listening and following, and especially keeping calm under stress – all of this just makes sense to me. Mainly, because these thoughts float in and out of my head on a daily basis. It has always made me feel queer though, like I can’t just see things as black and white, no matter how hard I try. I’m in awe of people who have passion and clear direction because that’s just not how I operate. Not that I don’t have my focused moments (fixation) but it has made me very concerned that I would always be subject to go wherever the breeze blows.

Not so much anymore, as I’m beginning to understand myself better. Through my own eyes, most importantly, and not through someone else’s view of me. I have my anchor in Tennessee; he keeps me grounded and supports me. A blessing I’m still not certain I deserve. However, I’m really developing a sense that there is a value to me straddling every fence that ever existed. I mean, it’s part of what makes me good at my job(s), past and present, is that I was able to be a bridge between things. I can be that bridge, I can be in the middle, and not have it divide me internally. That’s a big discovery for me.

The ironic part, though?
I am NOT patient. At all.

Looks like I still have some work to do. ..

 

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thereluctantpagan

Writer, Wannabe Artist, Overthinker, List-Maker, Photographer, Chronic Under-Salter

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