Socrates: The Middle Way and the Difficulty of Living with Moderation in Western Society

I sometimes begin a piece and abandon it, or pick it up later. This piece was begun several months, but today I “tuned in ” to flesh it out.  The essence of Buddhism is thought to be The Middle Way where the opposing extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial are brought to…

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Sagittarius = Temperance, Art, and Fusion

We are now in the sun sign of Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22).  Sagittarius is represented by Temperance in the tarot (Major Arcana, #14)*. Temperance is often called “Art” in modern tarot decks.  The card means moderation and bringing elements together.  I like to explain Temperance like this: “You have an…

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