February 23 Divination Journal – Part 1

Tarot Cards


The tarot card readings today are covered by the Temperance card from labyrinthos.co

Temperance – Major Arcana

Temperance Tarot Card Description

On the Temperance card, there is an angel with wings, whose gender is not immediately obvious, which suggests that there is a balance between the sexes. One foot of the angel is in water, to represent the subconscious, while the other foot is on dry land, a representation of the material world. On her robe, there is a square, which has a triangle inscribed inside, another echo of the tangible earth in union with the holy trinity. She holds two cups in a manner where she can mix the waters, which represent the super and subconscious minds. The water flows between them, suggesting union and infinity.

Everything about this card represents balance, the perfect harmony that comes from the union of dualities. Her advice is to test any new waters, before jumping into the deep end.

Upright Temperance Meaning

In moments where there is anxiety or great stress, you have been able to remain calm throughout. You are a person who has mastered the art of not letting things get to you, and this allows you to achieve much progress in all areas you seek out to explore. The Temperance tarot card suggests moderation and balance, coupled with a lot of patience. Where this card appears, there is the suggestion that extremity in any situation is to be avoided.

The Temperance tarot card suggests moderation and balance, coupled with a lot of patience.

The Temperance card implies that you have a clear vision and know what you want to achieve. This is an indication of higher learning, which is a critical attribute in the journey of life. It reflects that you have found peace with what you are doing and everything is unfolding as it ought to. The Temperance card, in relation to other people, shows that you are able to adapt and work in harmony with your community, your coworkers and your loved ones. Your calmness in all matters gives them comfort and puts them at ease.

Temperance may also indicate a time to evaluate and re-examine the priorities you have chosen. This will help you create a balance between your outer and inner self. At the end of it all, you will find greater purpose and meaning in your actions, for her message is that we cannot live fully in either.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
careful and considerate with love, being patient with love or lover success from patience and moderation, steady and slow progress diligent saving, slow and steady growth

Upright Temperance Tarot Love Meaning

In romance, the upright Temperance tarot love meaning suggests patience, moderation, understanding and going the middle path. This card indicates that we must avoid going to extremes, and to be cautious and thoughtful of our actions. Consider your actions when it comes to love; and in what aspects your attitudes, beliefs or thoughts can be excessive. Are you too pushy with potential partners? Or instead, are you too reserved? Are you too giving? Or are you not giving enough? How can you bring these traits into balance? In addition, your relationship or potential relationships may require some patience right now, and attempt to work together to find compromise and harmony.

Career Meaning – Upright Temperance

Patience and moderation may be helpful tools for you to achieve your career goals. You are likely to find what you desire when it comes to your work, but it may come slowly and quietly as you put in the work every day. Your dedication and ability to navigate emotionally charged situations at work with calm can help you be noticed by your peers and superiors. When it comes to making changes in your career path, the Temperance card can be a reminder to remain patient, steady and devoted; all good things take time. Temperance can also signal doing a good job in balancing your career with different aspects of your life; it is neither an all consuming ambition or just a paycheck to you.

Finances Meaning – Upright Temperance

The Temperance card can be a call to make sure that your approach to your finances is one of moderation and balance. This can mean that you’ve been diligent with saving, while also being able to treat yourself with something you can afford every once in a while. Over time, you may be building your resources with steady, diligent saving.

Reversed Temperance Meaning

Temperance in reversed is a reflection of something that is out of balance and may be causing stress and anxiety. The real meaning of the Temperance card can be deciphered using the other cards in the spread to identify areas where this imbalance is being caused. A Temperance in reversal may also be used as a warning;  if you take a certain path, it would lead to turbulence and excess.

Lack of a long-term plan or vision may also be the Temperance reversal meaning. This creates a lack of purpose for you, leaving you feeling lopsided as you search here and there for what you should be doing. You must reflect and think carefully about what needs to change. Temperance reminds us that all things are only good in moderation, and that we must examine in which aspects of our lives we are breaking the balance.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
going to extremes for love, all or nothing romances, impatience work-life imbalance, all or nothing at job, rushed job, reckless decisions failure to balance long term needs with short term happiness

Reversed Temperance Tarot Love Meaning

In love, do you tend to think in all or nothing terms? Love, like many things in life, are full of grey areas. When reversed Temperance appears in a love tarot reading, your intensity may be surprising right now. Sometimes, no matter our best efforts, we can’t force love to come into being. You may benefit from being a bit more patient, while also making sure that your own emotions or desires do not go into extremes. When your date does something that is displeasing to you, do you tend to immediately reject them? Are you too demanding on your potential partners, so that nobody ever can satisfy you? It’s important to remember that humans can never be perfect; make sure your desires are reasonable.

Career Meaning – Reversed Temperance

Something at work may be suffering from a lack of balance right now. Do you tend to go all in when it comes to your work, so much so that other aspects of your life suffer? Are you always pulling all-nighters, hoping that it all pays off in the end? Or alternatively, do you find that you slack off, leading to resentment from your colleagues? While the former can bring you success, this can be damaging to you in the long term. If this applies to you, look to correct this imbalance. Ensure that when completing projects, you aren’t rushing through them or making reckless choices; the quality of your work may be suffering.

Finances Meaning – Reversed Temperance

Are you someone who always needs to buy yourself the next nice luxury? Or alternatively are you so frugal that you never reward your hard efforts with any small treat? It’s likely that both of these attitudes will need adjustment, as they are both untenable in the long term. The first always puts instant gratification over your future comfort, and vice versa. Consider your financial goals, and make sure you also put your own well-being in the picture; both your future well-being, and your present well-being needs to find a comfortable middle ground.

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
balance, peace, patience, moderation, calm, tranquillity, harmony, serenity imbalance, excess, extremes, discord, recklessness, hastiness
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From white-magic-help.net


Growth, Rebirth, Birch

Berkana, the rune of the life process, another cycle rune, which stands for fertility, which leads both symbolically and actually to growth. Berkana is about the power to influence development and the nature in which it flows into your body. Its action is gentle and penetrating. Scatter the resistance first, then accomplish your work. To make this possible, your wish must be clear and controlled. Conversely, events, or, more likely character aspects distract the growth of new life.

Witches Rune

From wizardforest.com


The fallen rune Flight means sudden changes, movement, travellings. It also carries information events, communication, important news in social nets and mass media, which can become significant for you. You may go on vacation. Maybe, you will have to leave to avoid some difficult situation. Or something will suddenly change in your life.

Key words: movement, trip, travellings, information, news, glory, mass media, run ahead, avoid situation, changes.

Sabbat: Imbolc

Element: Air

Chakra No.5: throat


From druidogham.wordpress.com


Gifts, doorways, standing on the shoulders of giants, luck

Tree: Oak (Quercus spp.)

Letter: D

There isn’t a bad side to Duir, even when ill-dignified. Maybe it is because the mighty Oak is king of all trees and therefore king of the Ogham. Drawing Duir means that you will receive, are receiving, or have received a gift. The gift can come in unexpected forms — it could be as simple as a thought or it may be, in rarest of cases, an actual physical gift. Understanding Duir does take the prerequisite ability to appreciate gifts. The modern world is cursed with entire classes of people who take luxuries for granted and for whom gratitude is an untenable concept. Those people cannot be helped by any force other than glacial procession of time and the unimaginable powers that shape it.

Duir’s influence is like a good father or wise old grandpa: generous, kind, wise, full of knowledge and happy to share it, protective, and nurturing. He is a living library. He acts as a guide, creator, and ruler.

Questions when you draw Duir:

-When have you benefitted from good luck in a small or big way?
-How did you use that lucky streak?
-Where would you be without certain privileges or gifts you lucked into?
-In what way have gifts either helped you or prevented you from becoming a better person?

Duir ill-dignified excess: Plain luck

Usually this points to a mundane moment of good fortune. You’ll remember something just in time or you’ll barely squeak by a deadline. You are grateful for your many gifts even if you feel you didn’t deserve them. Instead of worrying about your privileges and gifts, use what you are given to make yourself a better person. If you are upper-middle class to rich, simplify your life and give away the lion’s share of the excess instead of wallowing in constant luxury (vacations, status symbols/activities, parties, fancy meals, etc.) and then feeling guilty about it or expecting indulgences will cure your depression. Think about the gifts you have been given: did they prevent you from learning a skill that a poor, more streetwise person knows?

If you are poor, consider the gifts you have that don’t have anything to do with money. This includes talents, drive, and common sense. Jesus made that “a camel will pass through the eye of a needle more easily than a rich man will pass into the kingdom of heaven” comment for a reason.

The best way to appreciate gifts is to pay them forward. This does not automatically mean donating to a charity, as many charities are corrupt and donating to them does nothing or worse, actively harms others or makes them more dependent on charity. Paying it forward can be very simple — a heartfelt thank you or a small kindness for someone else to spread the kindness done to you. Maybe your lucky moment gives you sufficient energy correct some of your own past behavior. There is no effort wasted in trying to live up to your own potential.

Duir ill-dignified dearth: Possible enabling

A gentle reminder to set reasonable limits in order to care for yourself. You have given much away because it feels good to spread generosity around; don’t forget to save some time and resources for yourself. Of course you can still give to those in need, but if someone (be it a person or a cause) only uses your donated time, money, or energy to destroy themselves and others, it is time to withdraw some or all of your assistance. There may be a worthier person or cause where your help will actually be used rather than squandered. Remember you are not the maker of another’s karma — sometimes it is better (for them and you) to stand back and let forces act upon them, even if said forces are cruel taskmasters.

“Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.” -Old Shaker melody