The Devil is the tarot card that is reflective of our ego. Our ego feeds on the belief that we are superior or inferior to another, and that this status is dependent on external stimuli like money, love, and society. It is important to not let our ego take charge of our lives, else we will stoop to a level that’s way beneath us. This doesn’t imply that having an ego is a bad thing; it is only when we allow it to become obsessive that it eats away at our true selves. Whether it is love or acceptance that we seek, we need to allow it to flow naturally to us, rather than attempt to force it. This card also indicates that our thoughts are maligned, and we are attracting undesirable elements, so we should shake ourselves out of this behavior. We could be blinded to the truth, or unaware of its implications, and this makes us prone to errors in judgment. In a reading, this card urges us to examine our lives and warns that we are in danger of yielding to our negativity.
There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.
The Temperance is the tarot card that brings tranquility to our lives. We get so caught up in our frantic lifestyles that we are always in a rush to get somewhere. We are never completely at peace, and this affects our rationality adversely. What this card tells us, is that sometimes we need to energize ourselves by way of relaxation and moderation. The seemingly random events in our life fall into a certain pattern; this pattern needs to be finetuned for emotional stability and vitality. We focus so hard on thinking logically, that we almost forget to think intuitively. We need to learn the art of aligning our mind with our body and soul, and use this union to bring out the results we desire. When we are able to do this, we will automatically feel a sense of composure, as though we can sail through the stormiest sea with sheer willpower and inner peace. In a reading, this card signals a healing catharsis that is needed, and the subtle shifts in our life that we need to bring about to effect this.
Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.