Temperance balances the ceremonial cups of the Magician and the High Priestess. The combination of these pure distilled dualities is the recipe for the ability to bring into balance the infinite facets of life. The moon-sun pathway is another integration of opposites; inner involvement is now enhanced with a return to the outer sunlit world. Butterflies hint at the soul's journey with wings that reflect the iridescence of the double rainbow. The remnants of the ego are diminished in the temperate climate. We can make decisions without dwelling in the extremes. Where the flowing river meets the shore, there you’ll find Temperance.
Text and image Leslie Cochran © 2004 from the
2004 Tarot Art Calendar by Leslie Cochran and Arnell Ando