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Originally Posted by Parzival View Post
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.
Yes indeed, it represents spiritual alchemy, the transformation/transmutation of the human being. The goal of Temperance is the attainment of the most central of the Sephirah, Tiphareth, the alchemical Gold. I like the Albano version of the card, which depicts the Rainbow, the Bow of Sagittarius, seemingly aimed upward along the Pillar of Balance.
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