What does it mean if you get the temperance and the devil card together as a combo?
To me this could indicate a seeker who was once steady with rivers of life and abruptly corrupted by a negative influence that their higher selves was able to have the strength to fight at the time. Perhaps this was due to victimization done to the seeker by someone else, or perhaps it was done by their own destruction…… (The victimization could be determined by other cards in the reading surrounding these cards)
In a spiritual reading this might also indicate an Angel or spiritual guide trying to come thru to communicate but the seeker is blinded to its presence due to denial, mental bondage, confusion, etc….. The Seeker may even be aware that an Angelic force (or Higher Force) is trying to come thru with a message, but knows he doesn’t want to hear the reality of it.
If this combination shows up in a spread where “depression” is showing up a lot for the seeker (say in combination with the 9 of swords or 3 swords) it could be the “ultimate cry for help”…… It could indicate that the person literally seeks the Angel depicted on that card, be an actual Angel, or a person to act as an angel, to save them from themselves. To help pull them from their sorrow, dry their tears and put their feet back on the ground, and help them grow strong in themselves again.
Anyway these are just some things i’ve experienced while doing reading’s for other people, and things i’ve gone on to ponder.