Mmmmm, I love this card. When this card turns up in a reading, I always ask myself: what is the sacred third that is made from blending or synthesizing a set of opposites?
Blue and red make purple, rain and sun make rainbows, water and fire make steam. No surprise that this card then is the signature card of both healers and artists.
What are the “opposites” I’m working with in my life right now, and how can I synthesize them?
Craig and I were in a mortgage broker’s office the other day, applying for a loan so that we can finish the purchase of Rainbow Cottage. We initially signed the contract for it in the fall of 2007, when it was worth $100K more than it is today. “Chaos and opportunity go hand in hand, like yin and yang,” said the broker. “You’ve experienced the chaos (of the current downtrend in housing). Now it’s time to experience the opportunity.”
Hmmm . . . I like a broker who knows about yin and yang! We are still in the midst of this “opportunity” and do not yet know the outcome, yet I am still trusting that all shall be well. The synthesis of this situation will be as beautiful as the swirling colors in the Temperance card.
As I meditated on the card this morning, I thought about other sets of opposites in my life: web design work / Tarot & art work; staying home / traveling; physical exercise / meditation & contemplation. I’m sure there are more. So I’m thinking about how an artist or a healer might find the blend, the synthesis, the sacred third.
The last few days have brought brilliant sunshine to the grey and rainy Northwest, and everyone has rushed outside to go for walks, dig in the garden and turn our faces to the sky to be warmed. It’s the deep contrast that makes us value the sun so highly. It’s the dance of rain and sun that is more beautiful and precious than either one alone.
During the coming week, I’ll be working on websites for several
clients, preparing to vend at the upcoming Readers Studio (I’ve made
cool new Tarot amulets to sell — stay tuned for photos!), and going
down deep as I work through the necessary questions for Elizabeth Genco
Purvis’ Abundant Business Mastermind Group. The monthly Tarot Meetup
is this week too and a few other odds and ends that need attention,
including another round at the mortgage broker’s office. Hmm, what
lovely shade of mauve or purple will arise from the chaos (nay,
opportunity!) of this coming week?
How about you, dear Reader? What does the Temperance card say to you?