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JULY: Scottish Agate & Temperance

This Cancer New Moon has got me all stirred up! Your sleep patterns might be weird too, you might be having crazy vivid dreams, maybe even feeling a little more...

The Marigold Tarot and Scottish quartz

This Cancer New Moon has got me all stirred up! Your sleep patterns might be weird too, you might be having crazy vivid dreams, maybe even feeling a little more emotional than usual but, the card I pulled for the month, Temperance, suggests that things might be settling down soon, and maybe in the best way. Temperance is a card of balance and harmony, reminding us to take the middle road, get back into your flow and get your life back in order. Things might have got a little crazy of late, but it's time to get back on that even keel.

Matching the energy of the Temperance card perfectly is one of my favourite stones - Scottish Agate. This crystal is both fiery and earthy, cool and warm, the perfect balance of yin and yang energy that promotes composure and inner stability. If you've been feeling a bit 'out-of-sorts' lately or juggling lots of plates, Scottish Agate can help you come back to yourself and realise what is important to you and who you really are.

Find your element and see what the cards have in store for you below.

Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.


Temperance and Two of Wands

Get back to yourself.

The Two of Wands coupling with Temperance reveals you feel a little unsteady and off-balance right now because you don’t feel you’ve got any really firm or clear objectives or goals in view. You’re kinda’ drifting, and whilst that has perhaps been inevitable due to circumstance, you’re tired of that feeling. Scottish Agate and Temperance bring an understanding your authentic self helping you to align your behaviour to rewarding and celebrating that REAL you.  And this is just what you need. You want goals and ambitions to guide you. Okay, so what’s stopping you? Use this month to make a plan, based on reality, which reinstates your mo jo, and get going again.


Temperance and Page of Coins

Live and learn.

Scottish agate & Temperance represent harmonising, balance and moderation, finding a 'new normal' after a big shift or revelation. Finding maturity. The Page of Coins coupling with Temperance reminds you that you can’t always be the leader / boss / teacher, sometimes you’re the novice / student / apprentice, and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean you’re any the less, it is actually a signal of maturity to embrace a role of learning and humility. Enjoy shifting to a different gear, to taking on a more 'back seat' role someplace so you can watch and learn, absorb a new skill or piece of information from someone who is an expert. Now is a good time to seek professional advice too, particularly around money / health / career / home.


Temperance and Seven of Coins

Find what feels good.

The Seven of Coins coupling with Temperance shows you’re undergoing a long-term and sustainable evolution, a steady and slow-moving shift from who you were towards who you’re becoming. Things you’ve always done don’t feel as good as they once did, people you always hung with aren’t as fun as they once were. Things are changing, it feels weird. It’s okay, Earth signs, let this flow and just follow your motivations. Do what feels good, and don’t do what feels stale or flat (even if it’s something long-standing in your life). A stone that helps you get back to the real you, Scottish Agate (and the Temperance card) represent harmonising, balance and moderation, finding a 'new normal' after a big shift or revelation and a new level of maturity. You’re evolving. Enjoy the ride!


Temperance and Knight of Coins

Healthy, wealthy you.

The Knight of Coins coupling with Temperance is a nudge to review your material world- wealth, health, home and career. Something has been off-balance, extreme, over (or under) done, and needs to be re-aligned with the self-awareness and best intentions you now have for yourself. There’s a sense of 'protectionism' here, about guarding yourself from something (temptation? Bad behaviour? Toxicity? Unhealthy habits?). You know what it is because you’ve felt concern here for a while. NOW is the time to address the balance. Temperance is a card of balance and moderation and can signify a big shift or revolution that brings you to a new normal. Since Scottish Agate can help you find your true self and stop burning desires for things you do not need this might be just the stone to help you bring about this change.


Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader, and Cosmopolitan magazine’s FIRST tarot expert, with over 20 years fortune telling experience, and many happy clients all over the world. You can book a personal, written reading, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at or follow her at @mytarotbella.

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