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I recently watched a TED-conference video featuring Kathryn Schulz on the Psychology of Regret and How to Live with It.
Ms Schulz said at one point that:
The point is… to not hate ourselves for having regrets… Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.
Near the end of her talk, she spoke about how humor and even black humor play a crucial role in helping us survive. It connects the poles of our lives back together, the positive and the negative, and it sends a litle current of life back into us.
The image on the Temperance card came immediately to mind. The angel with the two cups and the energy flowing between them like positive and negative – and putting the current of life into us.
This is maybe not the sort of thing you would say during a reading, but it does add to our understanding of the card and its influence. With Temperance, you improve if you make connections – and join the good and the bad.
This may be as simple as facing up to a challenge, or doing something you have to do that you don’t want to do. If someone is struggling and Temperance comes up in the answer, you know there is re-vitalization in the air.
It’s up for grabs, as they say, if the person will cooperate with it.
The link to the video on YouTube is: