This Servant is all about refraining from sex, desire, pleasures and being morally pure.
This card is all about refraining from base pleasures and instead focusing on less physical goals such as virtue, honour, purity and morality. It is a call to concentrate on other areas of life not just Love, sex or base pleasures.
Although at first glance this may seem like a card that calls for restriction or a need to stop having fun, The Chaste is really suggesting that having some discipline or self-control is important to maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle and becoming a more rounded person.
When this card appears it suggests that maybe the Querent should spend some less time focusing on their physical wants and desires and instead look inward and start developing other parts of their life – such as friendships, family, self-development or even the overall bigger picture of their life direction and goals. Are they partying too hard and need to pull back and concentrate on more mundane matters?
Perhaps the Querent is spending too much time pursuing sexual gratification and not enough time developing other parts of themselves. Has life become all about the next sexual experience? If so, The Chaste suggests now is the time to pull back from that and concentrate on other areas of life.
Perhaps some self-development is in order. Perhaps the Querent needs to focus on the needs and wants of other people for a change? Perhaps you just need some time on your own.
While it usually is, The Chaste doesn’t have to be about taking the focus of pursuing sexual gratification, it can also be pointing at the need to lessen any pursuit that the Querent is focusing on to the detriment of other areas of life.
The Operator can invoke or petition the help of The Chaste if they are trying to pull back from a hedonistic lifestyle and want to move into a more restrained section of their life.
The Chaste is also helping in reducing the advances of unwanted amorous admirers, or sexual partners whose sex drive is more than the operator wants or can handle.
The Chaste can assist in matter where purity is needed, including purity of mind. Perhaps the Operator finds themselves attracted to someone they really shouldn’t be. A candle offering to The Chaste can be made to ask that this attraction be purified.