Temperance and the Wheel of Fortune

The upcoming full moon is in Sagittarius which corresponds with the Major Arcana card Temperance. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter which is linked to The Wheel of Fortune.

Temperance (Sagittarius) refers to the mixing and blending of opposites, of moderation and tempering, with compromise and sharing of feeling being the key to harmony.

Jupiter (The Wheel of Fortune) is the planet of expansion and is known to the ancients as the “greater benefic”, the god of luck and good fortune, as people with strong Jupiter in their chart tend to be quite lucky. The Wheel of Fortune teaches us that luck can change and that fortune is really part of a universal cycle of ups and downs. Negatively Jupiter can manifest as excess in our lives, which also relates to a lack of Temperance.

By blending Temperance with The Wheel of Fortune, the Tarot may be asking us to develop the virtue of Temperance, using careful control to create balance, so that we are better able to cope with the inevitable changes in our fortune.

Stella Luna © 2010 The Tarot Reader. All rights reserved.



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