Card #14: Temperance: The Alchemy of Our Unique Selves with HOST Tara Burke
Sweet Darkness-David Whyte
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your home
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
Here we are!
After a long hiatus (almost two month) we bring you the temperance episode. Early Spring has given us the much needed gestation period to finish up our first season, so we can bring you episodes and unfold our final arc of the Major Arcana.
This episode features me. Temperance is the sign of the Sagittarius on the zodiac wheel, so I felt called to speak on it. This is an episode that has lots of tendrils with Tarot, so if you were curious more about the symbology around the cards, then this is a great episode to tune into!
What I Talk About
The Arc of The Tarot (The inner and outer arc)
Spontaneity with Knowledge
Compartmentalization Can Be Toxic
Archetypal Wisdom of Temperance
Stories that are passed down, passed through, passed on
REPARATIONS (Do yourself a favor and follow folks like @nikkiblak who breaks down the social constructs of whiteness among other amazing knowledge)
Understanding Integration with Temperance