I have always loved this Angel, which I painted a long time ago, and it being just past the Equinox, I felt like sharing the Angel again, along with the text from my Divination Deck, the Rainbow Bridge Oracle.
BALANCING ACTDancing to Shiva's musicwe dance our oppositionsinto legends of hate and love,light and darkgood and evil.
Choiceless and willful,we return, again and againto a deeper need for Balanceto renewrites of reconciliation
with self, soil, friend and foeagain and againseeing, at last,at last,before we forget,again and againthat reconciliation is beyond balance.
A labyrinth.And at the center, labrysthe butterfly's shape.Whole, winged.
In the traditional Tarot, this card was called Temperance. In my own interpretation, the androgynous Angel of Balance holds two cups, dark and light, pouring water into each, representing the energy of a continual exchange of opposites. The "rainbow bridge" issues from this exchange, which can be viewed as the practice of creating spiritual Balance. In addition to the meaning of temperance or moderation, this card can be interpreted as symbolizing the blending of opposites.
The rainbow is the visible spectrum of the whole of white light. The rainbow may symbolize the "rainbow bridge of the chakras", which in Hindu philosophy represents the different energy and perceptive systems of the human subtle body. Balancing the Chakras is to balance the energy system If you've chosen this card, continue to develop this virtue and insight in your life. Reversed: You are out of balance, and must seek ways now to bring about harmony, be it physically, psychologically, or even socially.