Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 14: Temperance

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When pulled upright this card is about how you are able to remain calm during times of stress and anxiety. You have mastered not letting things get to you. This card talks about moderation, balance, and patience. Extremity in any situation can be avoided when you pull this card. This card says you have a clear vision of know what you want to achieve. You have found peace with what you are doing and everything is unfolding as it should. When in reference to other people this cards says you can work in harmony with your community, coworkers, and loved ones. Your calmness gives others comfort. This card may also suggest it is time to re-evaluate the priorities you have chosen. Doing this will help you create a balance between your inner and outer self. You will find a greater purpose and meaning in your actions.

When pulled in reverse this card is about a reflection on something that is out of balance which may be causing stress and anxiety. This causes you a lack of purpose and leaves you feeling unbalanced as you search for what you should be doing. You need to reflect and think on what needs to be changed. All things are good in moderation and we need to examine our lives to find where we’re imbalanced.

Here is a spread that focuses on the temperance card. This spread is great for creative issues. I would first take this card out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about what creative issues you are having. Then shuffle and pull the cards as you see fit.

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Card 1: This card represents the inspired you, ideas or a goal, or ways to renew your creativity, a different way of looking at things.

Cards 2 and 3: Card 2 represents the fire, and card 3 the water, the two elements that go into your work, a central tension and theme to explore.

Card 4: This card is the solid base, your knowledge and learning, training and past experience, the technical skills that will go into this.

Card 5: This card represents the deep draughts of water through your roots, the connection to soul, and numinous experiences. This is the part of the process where things go under for a while, mostly unknown to you, to resurface later cleansed and energized and shining. This process cannot be controlled or forced, but it can be nourished.

Amethyst

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Amethyst is used in many ways but it’s main use is protection. It is linked to the crown chakra so it can help balance that chakra as well by purifying the mind and clearing negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can come from stress and anxiety which makes it great to help with those troubles as well. Where the stone is also associated with abundance it is good specifically for work related stress; it gets rid of stress while attracting prosperity.  Amethyst can be used to increase psychic awareness, to sharpen the ‘sixth sense’. Because of this, many people keep a crystal with their I-Ching, tarot, or Rune tools. It is considered a very spiritual stone.

An amethyst in the family room can assist in familial bonding time, and provide the confidence and calm necessary for open communication. Amethyst in the office will bring intuition for making tough, gut decisions in business, and stress-relief for long work days. Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath.

Sorry for the lack of tarot reading posts! I’ve been moving so it’s hard to have time to do the readings and now I am on the road travelling for 6 weeks. My tarot reading series will restart in September and for now I will work on adding more to the book of shadows on Sunday’s. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

Weekly Tarot Spread: Balancing and Cleansing the Solar Plexus Chakra

So today we are doing a reading on our solar plexus chakras. The last 2 weeks we did the root chakra and the sacral chakra. All have been really great readings and I’m just as happy with this one!

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Spread I used

My favourite part of all three of these chakra spreads is how uplifting the final pulled card is. All of the cards speak and beautiful results that I am so excited to experience.

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Cards I pulled

Card to represent of solar plexus chakra: Three of Swords

My solar plexus chakra gets left out in the open, unguarded, unbalanced, ungrounded. This leaves it open to attack. The vulnerability of my solar plexus chakra has left me hurt physically, mentally, and spiritually. It’s main damage being mentally.

How I can better use my logic: Eight of wands

I am going to have rapid action and quick decisions coming up. I will need to use my logic and creativity together to achieve the best results.

A way I can be more proactive: Nine of Cups Reversed

I need to think more carefully about what I really want from life. I also need to focus on my relationships with family, friends, and the community. Once I find my inner joy and build these relationships I will naturally become more proactive.

Good way to balance this chakra: Two of Cups

I need to find trust in my relationships with the divine and my partner. For my partner will fill my empty cup and the goddess will walk my path along with me.

Result of balancing this chakra: The Ace of Swords

When I balance this chakra I will have a breakthrough. I’ll find the truth and see the world from a whole new view. This will open up so many possibilities and opportunities for me.

I hope you found this interesting! If you think I missed anything, have any thoughts, or have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments. Also be sure to subscribe to me on my blog and on twitter so you get notifications when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.