After the preceding card of Death brings change, endings and new beginnings into our lives, we have the beautiful card of Temperance. With an angel dominating the card, it gifts us the ability to weigh up our emotions and find the balance in our lives again.
The most important symbol for me in the Rider-Waite deck is the beautiful sun, with its crown within, rising up over the mountains. A gentle path leads to all it embodies, showing us that new life and happiness awaits in the distance.
But for now Temperance asks us to sit quietly after the changes, to face your emotions without fear. Find your centre again and feel grounded. The energy asks you to take life gently for a while. Don’t rush around, just take time to sit with your experiences. Feel and appreciate your life as it is right now. Temperance asks for balance and moderation while your new life comes into being.