The Provider Archetype

Upright Meanings: balance, harmonious relationships, temperance, tranquillity, moderation, perspective, good influence, patience, confidence, peace, inner calm

In moments where there is anxiety or great stress, you have been able to remain calm throughout. You are a person who has mastered the art of not letting things get to you and this allows you to achieve much progress in all areas you seek out to explore. The Provider card suggests moderation and balance, coupled with a lot of patience. Where this card appears, there is the suggestion that extremity in any situation is to be avoided.

Reversed Meanings: discord, imbalance, impatience, clashing, recklessness, excess, lack of perspective, self-indulgence, disunion, conflict, antagonism, frustration

The Provider in reversed is a reflection of something that is out of balance and may be causing stress and anxiety. The real meaning of The Provider card can be deciphered using the other cards in the spread to identify areas where this imbalance is being caused. The Provider in reversal may also be used as a warning; if you take a certain path, it would lead to turbulence and excess. Lack of a long-term plan or vision may also be The Provider reversal meaning. This creates a lack of purpose for you, leaving you feeling lopsided as you search here and there for what you should be doing. You must reflect and think carefully about what needs to change. The Provider reminds us that all things are only good in moderation and that we must examine in which aspects of our lives we are breaking the balance.