Reading for the Week of October 11, 2021

Two of Pentacles in the past, Queen of Wands today, Temperance in the future
Two of Pentacles in the past, Queen of Wands today, Temperance in the future

This seems like a fairly straightforward reading on the face of it – you’ve struggled to find balance and in the future, you will.

The Two of Pentacles in the past is struggling to find balance. Queens are typically seen as nurturing, but I prefer to see them as they’re depicted in chess – they have a freedom the king does not; in some respects she’s more powerful than the king. Here I see as having grasped control – you have that balance you’ve been looking for. Temperance in the future would traditionally represents precisely what you’ve sought – balance.

However, there’s another interpretation based on how the cards speak to me. Specifically, how Temperance speaks: I’m a person of extremes. Whatever the issue is, I generally either fully embrace it or thoroughly repudiate it. I don’t know what temperance looks like. I’ve never seen it up close. The card of Temperance, to me, is about confusion. The way I put these meanings together for myself is that your hard-won sense of balance is in danger of toppling.