|©Shirlee at Wicca Moon|
For one thing, instead of pouring a liquid from one vessel into another, this angel paints a rainbow across the sky :) In front of her is not only a pond, with beautiful blue irises, but also bumble bees. And in the background, there is an Eastern-looking city, full of onion-domed buildings, giving this an exotic, magical feel.
This angel is also very feminine, with her flowing blonde hair, and a crescent moon at her brow. Her dress is white, with subtle embroidery, ribbons, and a neckline highlighted in a soft golden colour. Her wings, too, are a pure and shining white, and she wears a white pearl necklace, with a diamond glittering at the centre.
All this gives the card a Goddess emphasis in my eyes. The rainbow is often associated with the Goddess Iris (also related to the flower) and the bumblebee is also a symbol of the Goddess. A sense, then, of Temperance being connected to balancing the spiritual and mundane, as well as our inner and outer lives.
Today, I think I need to find a balance between different focuses - I have some reviews to write, and I also need to contact a few people about Big Boys medical issues, as well as catching up with some work which took a back seat while I was doing the Motivational Interviewing course, and then yesterday with my mum's birthday.
I am grateful for the ability to creatively balance different priorities.