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That tarot meme that's been going around

I apologize for the lack of posts of substance. Realistically, you're probably not going to get much quality from me until after the holidays. Life is just very busy right now. We did manage to see The Prestige before it left theaters, and we liked it.

I pilfered this from redredrage, catarzyna, and several other folks. I came close to being The Star and The Tower with the change of one or two clicks that were also true, but this was the first and most accurate:

You are Temperance

Time. Ages. Transformation. Involuntary change

Temperance is another card of aspiration, but also of much change. It often
represents complex situations. Positively, you can harmonize contrary

Temperance is, on a surface level, about "tempering." The original pouring from cup to cup might have been about cutting wine with water. So this is a card about moderation. There is, however, another angle to the card, that of merging seemingly impossible opposites. Sagittarius, the centaur, merges beast and man into a unique creature. And then there is the bow and arrow, one moving, one stationary, working together to point the way. Temperance may be, at first glance, a warning for you to "temper" your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder to that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Belief that fiery red and watery blue cannot be merged may be the only thing standing in the way of blending the two. Change the belief, measure out each with care, and you can create otherworldly violet.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

It makes sense. I am a strong believer in balance. There's a lot to be said for moderation at times. I do not like to see the pendulum swing too far one way or the other in most things. I'm all for enthusiasm and passion -- joie de vivre is a positive thing, but when it crosses the line into extremism, obsession, and zealotry, it can be problematic.


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Nov. 19th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Temperance is a very important card, I have sought balance for many years. Have a great holiday season and remember to take time for you!
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. I am sorry that I haven't been around as much as usual.

As for seeking balance, you are a talented teacher, and I know you know all too well that it can be a struggle to walk our own path sometimes, and yet ... it is all that we can do. *smiles kindly*
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! I still have a lot to learn as a teacher.
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