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Originally Posted by LRichard View Post
The "balance" of Temperance is its position on the Middle Pillar, between Mercy and Severity, not some impossible balance between mind and body or whatever is meant by "psychic" and "material." It's vertical position suggests not some sort of "balance" of Tiphareth and Yesod, but a synthesis thereof, the constituents being Sun and Moon, Gold and Silver, Fire and Water, Male and Female. The incorporation of Sephirah 6 into the synthesis is the experience of the Inner Self ....
Nicely put. I see this as attunement to the Middle Pillar, with a dynamic combining of "Sun and Moon," not only by the angel, but by we human beings as well. It's as much a making of what is yet to be as a unity with Tiphareth. But I could be off on this -- the Image does no doubt hold to the center/middle.
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