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Symbolism of Temperance





Number: 14 (1+4 =5); 5 symbolizes balance, & rules leo & Mercury

Astrology: ruled by Sagittarius & Jupiter

Kabbalah: letter “Samech”; meaning “Tent/prop”; symbolic meaning “support/doctrine”; pathway “Tiphareth” (beauty) to “Yesod” (foundation)

Cups: emotions, nourishment, emotional fulfillment, temperament

Triangle: trinities: “father, son & Holy Ghost, moon- waxing, waning & full, mind, body & spirit; mother, father & child; past, present & future; mother, maiden & crone; thought, feeling & emotion and creation, preservation and destruction; positioned pointing upwards it symbolizes the following: masculinity, solar, Shakta, active, assertive, up and father. When flipped upside down it represents the feminine, Shakti, passivity, down, mother, lunar and cave. A triangle tattoo can also symbolize creativity, harmony, ascension, proportion, manifestation, integration, culmination and change. “[1] “soul”; (often seen with all-seeing eye) to the greeks: called the delta glyph and is seen as a doorway in which balancing thought and emotion would provide an entrance to higher wisdom; mystic teachings tell of the power of three—the birthing of wisdom

Square: foundations, “body”

Yellow Iris: Optimism, connection to the divine

Figure stance: one foot in water in art symbolizes a connection to the spirit world

Sun in the background: actualization

Path: the winding path to enlightenment/actualization

White robe: purity

Water flowing up into the cups: defies logic, miracles happen, magic

Halo around head with open 3rd eye: enlightenment, balance of thought and emotion


Sources:

https://www.tarotteachings.com/temperance-tarot-card-meanings.html

https://www.alittlesparkofjoy.com/temperance-tarot-card-meanings/

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http://beyondthestarsastrology.com/2011/07/29/squaring-the-circle/

https://medium.com/@erinkaciebrown/the-triangle-9f0cd9d4f35f 1

https://www.rosycross.org/faq-entry/15-what-does-symbol-circle-triangle-square-mean-under-which-lectorium-rosicrucianum#:~:text=From%20the%20circle%2C%20the%20triangle,Father%2C%20Son%20and%20Holy%20Spirit.&text=Thus%2C%20the%20sign%20of%20the,on%20the%20path%20of%20Rosycross.

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2010/08/triangle_circle_cross_square_what_does_it_all_mean

https://looka.com/blog/logo-shapes-meanings/

http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/2009/04/temperance.html







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