Fives: Birth-Placing Identity

09 Apr
Tarot Birth Identities: The Fives

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.

Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement — it’s similar to my Turbo Tarot Reading Method.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice. Yours!  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and I look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them in the comments.

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos on my YouTube channel.  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well Your Royal Court characters.

So, let’s get started with the Fives Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

XIV ~ V  ::  14 ~ 5
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 5, and thus correspond with the Fives in general.
5’s Birth Card Prelude: With Temperance ~ The Hierophant as your Birth Cards you have the ability to experience potently stable, magically mixing down-to-earth mind-body connections. When someone says, I’ve got your number, do they simply mean you live by your natural Nature?
            See how the simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?  Letting it flow out a bit, to expand the simplicity.  Temperance ~ you have the ability to experience potently stable and magically mixing.  The Hierophant ~ down-to-earth mind-body connections.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Is Temperance a magical, alchemical mixing within Self, communion with Self?  Dies The Hierophant bring your spirit down to the earth wisely? I don’t play the Tarot Majors iTunes of the angry, old, white man of The Hierophant. That’s The Hierophant on a bad day as the lower octave, stubborn, unbending traditionalist — read in: indicating a lack of confidence via a control problem most likely needing to be addressed. If that’s the case, what traumas trigger you to react? What traumas can be  honored and respected and Powerfully Witnessed so you can relieve yourself of their inertia and integrate more of your self as they re-gain your trust to dose yourself with more of Yourself?

The “continual” aspect of the wisdom built from your life experiences tenors The Hierophant here to make for an altogether new take on the Traditionalist, the way You are a Traditionalist according to you. As, to have the bonehead title of iconoclast to stick, one might just have had to care about the rules in the 1st place. Call the Hierophant an Old King, a Monastic Master . . . or again, TheHierophant on a bad day can be the stubborn and unbending traditionalist. Both/And. No Either/Or negativity need apply, needn’t. be given the time of day here once resolved within you from you.

I find that this continual aspect of life experience applies to The Hierophant especially aptly in the context of this Birth Card dynamic duo. It feels like Temperance might have rubbed off on the Hierophant in the higher octaves. And, maybe The Hierophant rubs off some discipline of the ritual to the operations of magical mixing alchemy of Temperance, so they alchemize more fluidly like The Lovers? Are you able to bring XIV Temperance and V The Hierophant together in a crucible of cohesive alchemy?  I rather like that as an exercise. How can Death be your Master Soul Gardener to help you explore this with these two?

With the XIV Temperance ~ V Hierophant Birth Card dynamic duo, The Temperance card as a higher number can represent your Outer Expression, you when elevated and immersed in the depths of your higher octaves, like when you heartfelt express yourself clearly.  This Outer Expression of Temperance is how most people ‘see’ you in the world.  The Temperance card is known for its ability to balance contrasting intensities with care, attention, and a wise-in-time perspective At speed and in motion wise in time. Tall order. They’re up for it.

In fact, it simply what Temperance does. Like with sword making, there is the quench in the oil or water. Do you hear a zzzcrack? Back to the forge. Do you only hear sizzle, and you magically draw out your creation made? Then, your blade is tempered, hardened by the quickening of the quench. That’s an intense gig. THink of a young and forming sword being put to that test. Is their fear for positive awareness to navigate, or is it afraid kidnapped by anxiety. Both of these cards can assist with navigational clarity, fear simply as trail markers and road signs that express, “Notice. Notice that.” Anxiety is not a quality of either of these cards unless they are stuck and dragged in the dredging of their lower octaves. If that’s the case, can you ask for their guidance to raise your heart and head to grow a Lotus out of that mud?

With the Temperance card representing your Outer Expression, can you experience your natural abilities to bring things together, to magically mix them much as nature does? Do you resonate with a developed ability to pour away interruptions As you are purifying the ablution of your balanced and continual flow — i.e have healthy boundaries as a tool?  How can you keep sight to continually keep each contrasting intensity strong in its identity without diluting it, and at the same time freshly contribute to further continue  to build your value, your self worth?

The Hierophant represents your Inner Expression, the depth of your identity, your character.  This is a side of you that only your closest family and friends ‘see’.  The Hierophant as your Inner Expression can symbolize that you have natural abilities to feel down-to-earth mind-body connections.  Do you have a down-to-earth spirit with which to infuse your world/  New spirit is continually brought in with this combo? How can you be down to earth where you are your own father figure (child having birthed the Parent of the Man or Woman? How are YOU the traditionalist who places and integrates things in your own, personal way.

Putting them back together again in Prelude form minus the titles, incorporating them as a reflection and expression of personality:  You have the ability to experience potently stable and magically mixing down-to-earth mind-body connections . . . matter of factly as a normal personality trait.  And, this is SO not normal . . . Is this one of your natural qualities that you are able to exalt to keep the things you do refreshed and in so doing free yourself up to build more value in your life?  I find that when things are integrated AND contribute their own strength of identity in their own ways, oftentimes simplicity is also vibrantly expansive.  Like the ocean, always continually ebbing, constantly flowing.  Always is still simply the ocean, simply a body of water, and my my expansively deep and discovery-quest-level HUGE!
I hope you have enjoyed this Temperance ~ Hierophant Birth Card Identity Blog.  May you find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  All similar, each unique, as The Land of Mystereum’s mascot says.  I will also put some more words in Chiron’s mouth, and add, Always complete, and never finished. Where did Chiron come from out of the blue? Well, it was probably out of another color. As the Wounded Healer, he’s had pm=Lenny of enough blue. And, in a sense his life experience prowess lives even beyond The Fool. And, he pretty much was the form-giver to Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.
And, in closing . . . Enter The Hierophant speaking directly
I am the Hierophant, your spirit continually coming to the earth.  I am the source of your life force.  I fill you with light.  I permeate Mystereum along with The Hermit, and address you with ‘I’ to stabilize your identity for love in The Lovers to come next.  The Hermit’s wise and reflective light comes to provide a darkness that consolidates ideas like the moon.  Through the wisdom of that which is pure and not-knowing, I provide an inner light which turns on the mystery of life itself.  Turn on the mystery of life itself within you and I am there.  Feel it in your ideas!
~ (c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard
~ excerpt from Tarot in the Land of Mystereum published by Schiffer Publications
If this article freed you up to be more you in your way, I am thankful.  Happy New Year!  ‘Till next time . . .

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum, Chiron The Mystereum Mascot, & The Hierophant.

Jupiter’s Blessings,

~ Jordan & The Land of Mystereum

Mystereum Spread Advert

Tarot Birth Cards Links

Tarot Birth Cards Calculator at The Tarot School in NYC


Buy me a coffeeBuy me a coffee

video(s) and image(s)  (c) 2011, 2012  J. Jordan Hoggard

Blog (c) 2020 J. Jordan Hoggard


Take The Land of Mystereum for a FREE Spin!  Get Your Reading with The Land of Mystereum at:

Annikin’s MyDivination site:
Jeremy Lampkin’s Free Tarot
Cool Products Shop:

Jordan’s Shop Supports This Blog. Check out the great eStocking Stuffers to add that special flourish of visual music for the eyes and the soul to complement your gifting.


Which music-for-your-eyes eProducts from the Shop do you give this year? 

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

ImaginAction (c) 2008 – 2020 Jordan Hoggard


Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

18 responses to “Fives: Birth-Placing Identity

  1. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Jordan –

    Kudos! I love the Tarot birth cards , and love the way t hat you have presented this!

    BTW – The scans (always my personal nemesis!) look great!

    • mystereum

      April 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Thank . . . YOU, Bonnie! Much appreciated on the kudos for content AND format. I am still getting the hang of what happens when pasting in from my original files. StuuuRANGE things happen from original to Preview. . .why the heck did those 3 words turn invisibly black?? kinda thing. I will get familiar with the whack-a-mole commands soon enough. ;-D Mucho thanks now, though.
      Diggin’ the sould comment for sax, too.

%d bloggers like this: