Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I think I can choose for myself, thank you.

I wonder why the lion portrayed in Strength has wandered in to the garden of  Temperance?  This card is titled Balance, but I think balance is more of a Justice consideration.  Temperance is more of blending, but I don't see that here.  Why the red of blood or iron ore?  I don't think there is a blending quality to this card otherwise the chalice would be full of a swirl of red and white.

The caption on the bottom of the card suggests that I take everyone's input into consideration.  Why?  I have come far enough in life that I know my own mind.  I am who I am.  That fairy is so pale that I think she has given her own lifeblood to a situation and still being asked to consider others viewpoints.
The new year is just around the corner and as cast my gaze on what lies ahead, do I really have to consider what others want or think I should do? NOT. 
It is clear to me as I write this why Temperance is located between Death and the Devil in the traditional cards of the Tarot.

"Stop  letting people who do so little for you  control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions."  - Will Smith



FAIRY Tarot Cards



6 comments:

  1. I agree to some point. We are all old and wise enough to make up our own mind but when people do genuinely care about you their input might make a difference <3

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    1. I have seen and experienced so many others wanting some one to make a decision for them; that way they relinquish control of their lives and then can blame another when things go wrong.

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  2. I will never have a three hundred and sixty degree view of everything, neither can I be completely objective about all things. So for me personally, it does help to consider another person's view at times. Temperance helps me travel the path of the middle way instead of choosing an extreme stance in some cases.

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  3. I ask, tell me what you think, not what I should do. It steps their need to influence back a reasonable distance. I don't want to know what THEY would do...

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    1. That is a good way to put it. One of the burdens of my life is a bunch of know-it-alls.

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