In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.
Anybody else guilty of all-or-nothing thinking? It’s one of my most insidious brain loops. If I get started on a project, whether it’s drafting a blog post or cleaning out my closet, my impulse is to just keep going until I finish the dang thing. On the flip side, if I’m a little bit achy and have to cancel an appointment, my instinct is to throw my hands up and call the whole day a wash. Spoiler alert: neither of these are particularly helpful! And it’s during these moments that I tend to draw Temperance.
Temperance reminds us that most things are best in moderation. We can tackle projects one shelf at a time and take breaks in between–even breaks that last days if need be! We can push ourselves to do one thing during not-great days and see how we feel afterwards. As spoonies we often need more rest in between activities, and that’s okay. Temperance encourages us to balance work, play, and rest. It’s not always easy (especially if, like me, you’re prone to all-or-nothing thinking). But it is absolutely worth it, and it’s what we all deserve.