For Day 23 of Side by Side, I drew Temperance. The key themes that drove this card design were alchemy, balance, and healing. On the right, an angel mixes fluid between two cups. The sun is rising on the horizon, a path leads from the mountains to a still pool in which the angel is poised, with one foot in the water and one on the bank. On the left, a chemist mixes liquids in a laboratory. Through the window, the rising sun paints a shadowed path. On the wall hangs two framed images—a caduceus, two serpents twinned around a winged staff, which represents medicine and healing; and a circle enclosing a square around a triangle, which represent alchemy, the precursor to the scientific study of chemistry.
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