Today's Community Tarot Card is Temperance. Today success will come by taking the middle path, by applying moderation and restraint. Doing so may well unite seemingly irreconcilable opposites.
Each Tarot card offers us a Gift, Invitation and Challenge. Before you read on, decide which one Temperance has for you today. Please let us know in the comments what your choice was and how the answer applies to you.
About the image: This image is from the Universal Waite deck. An androgynous Angel with curly golden hair and large red wings wears a white robe with a red upright triangle on their chest. They stand by a pond, with one foot on the land and one foot in the water. They have a golden chalice in each hand, pouring a stream of clear water between the one in their upraised hand and the one in their lowered hand. In the disntance is a golden crown in the sky over mountains. A road leads from the pond to the mountains. Tall green plants are next to the angel, blooming with golden flowers.
The Gift of Temperance is the ability to reconcile and accept opposites, such as understanding that a situation can have benefits and drawbacks, or that a person can express both masculine and feminine traits.
The Invitation of Temperance is to reject dogma and release the need to control things and people at this time. Be open minded to new ideas and try a little ‘go with the flow’.
The Challenge of Temperance is to discover the right mix of energies at any given moment. For example, ensuring that we have sufficient “alone time” for introspection and meditation, or taking steps to get ourselves out of a slump.
(Hint: the Gift is the grace that is already given to you, or available to you, to overcome the Challenge. So if you chose the Gift, also see the Challenge.)