The next card in our series on Major Arcana tarot card meanings is Temperance. Keep reading to find out what it means when Temperance shows up in your tarot spread.
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XIV – Temperance
Temperance Tarot Card Meaning
When we see Temperance in a spread it’s all about moderation. When we use moderation it will bring spiritual comfort.
Temperance can also represent one’s guardian angel looking over them. When this card appears it is saying this person either has or needs self control in their life. If they use control it will enable them to handle volatile situations.
This card speaks of a harmonious relationship and can also represent health, compromise and tranquility. Depending on the position it holds in the spread it can mean a good combination, cooperation and coordination of efforts.
The Temperance card is a card of diplomacy and successful business negotiations. There is a certain amount of maturity that the person has or needs in order to deal with something. This person has a placid, balanced temperament and good outlook. Literally, this card means temperance in relation to harmony and balance. The Temperance card portends good management and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
When Temperance is reversed it is telling us that there is over indulgence, lack of foresight, impatience and conflict present. It warns that hasty decisions made out of impatience thwart the person’s progress.
Upside down Temperance indicates an imbalance either with the person or situation they are in. There is poor judgment here as well as fickle decisions. Conflicting interests are present.
There is physical stress with the person involved, disagreements are prevalent and there is a restlessness and instability. Depending on where it is in the spread it is indicating that combining too many things or the wrong elements in a short time span is not working.