The Temperance Card Meaning
The card of harmony, peace, health and compromise. Negative associations with this card would be the opposite of impatience, lack of foresight, conflict and argument.
Temperance symbolises self-control and the ability to handle a difficult situation carefully, and so bring about a positive result. It can suggest a wonderful time of harmony, health and enjoyment, and many say the Temperance card can be seen as your guardian angel.
tarot card number: 14
astrological sign: sagittarius
Positive associations with this tarot card: harmony, health, moderation, compromise, peace, self-control
Negative associations with this tarot card: impatience, lack of foresight, conflict, quarrels, domestic strife
When the Temperance card appears it symbolises self-control, the ability to handle volatile factors and so bring about a positive result this card heralds a time of harmonious relationships, peace and harmony a time to be enjoyed moderation is the key and spirituality will bring comfort. it can be said that this card represents an angel or guardian spirit looking over you negatively Temperance represents over indulgence, lack of foresight, impatience, conflict and quarrels causing domestic strife this card warns of making hasty decisions out of impatience that will thwart your progress
The rune is wunjo, the rune of joy. The astrological sign is Sagittarius, the teacher of truth, enthusiasm, tolerance and beauty. The angel is actually a hermaphrodite (the child of Hermes and Aphrodite), showing a balance between the sexes. The triangle inside the square on her robe represents the female being protected by the natural law. Remember Justice had the circle being protected by the law. Temperance is protecting the woman. The cups are the sub and super-conscious again. The water flowing between them is actually going from the lower cup to the higher one, signifying raising from a lower plane to a higher one. Notice the path in the background, again leading to the sun. The flowers are Irises, of course, sacred to the Goddess of the rainbow. The angel has one foot on dry land (the material world) and one foot in the water (the watery place of the subconscious). Invoking Iris in your meditation can assist you in integrating two or more important issues in your life. She can assist your process of experiencing your life as an art form that is both tempered and balanced.
Temperance, like Justice, indicates the need for balance and tranquillity to achieve and experience fulfilment in our lives. The angel in the image has one foot on a stone and the other in the river. In this stance, she represents the need to “test the waters” before jumping headlong into unknown circumstances. Here she tempers the whimsical flight of the Fool who jumps without giving a second thought. In her hands are two cups which she uses to mix water. One cup can be thought of as holding hot water and the other cold water. The temperate individual mixes the opposites and finds a balance in life by avoiding extremes.
What you are experiencing is a clash between the old and the new. A chemical reaction in mind, body, and affairs caused by a reaction to a new action. There is nothing to fear, it’s part of the process and without it, a change could not occur.
You will see a need for re-evaluation. You may be re-evaluating the situation. Be aware it may be you who are the subject of the forthcoming re-evaluation. Avoid “crying over spilt milk” or saying, “I told you so”.
This card represents adaptation, coordination, and tempering influences. You are able to work in harmony with others. You show good management and balance in your outlook on life. What you have imagined will come to pass.
Patience. You need to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Test yourself: do you feel anxious or in harmony with practical considerations and natural laws? Learn how to mix, blend, stir and wait.
There are certain people who exude a kind of quiet composure. They may not say much, but they go about their business with an air of calm deliberation. Their presence is comforting because they are so centred. This is the energy of Temperance. To be temperate is to show moderation and self-restraint. In a world full of enticing indulgences, it is often necessary to find the middle ground. Sensible, maybe, but also a bit boring? The energy of Temperance may seem unexciting on the surface, but it is the calm of a hurricane’s eye. All around are swirling winds, but in the centre is a still point that brings everything into balance.
In readings, Temperance can represent a need for moderation, especially when extreme cards are present (such as the Knights). This card can also indicate a need for balance. In conflict situations, Temperance suggests that compromise and cooperation are vital. Look for any opportunity to bring opposing parties together. In fact, to temper means to modify by adding a new component. By combining and recombining, we come up with the ideal mixture or solution. Temperance is the card of good health in all areas – physical, mental and emotional. When illness or dis-ease is a concern, Temperance holds out the promise of vitality and well-being.
Patience and moderation will result in good management of all things. Your temperament will be well balanced. There will be co-operation in activities with others. Want spiritual assistance in producing the solution to a problem. Many unforeseen or unexpected events are going to come up, but these elements will chemicalize, neutralise, or transform situations, all with a positive end in view.
What you are experiencing is a clash between the old and the new. A chemical reaction in mind, body, and affairs caused by a reaction to a new action. There is nothing to fear, it’s part of the process and without it change could not occur. You will evaluate seclusion, detachment and retreats as methods for accomplishing great things. You will avoid pain, conflict and distractions and lessen your stress and anxiety. Looking inward will re-charge you.
Bad management, competing interests in business or personal affairs. Lack of good judgement, quarrelling, corruption, and separation.
Your relationship involved competition at some level. You are both striving to express your individuality in very different ways. There is a lot of energy around now, but none of it is being used positively. Unresolved conflicts in both of you have yet to be expressed clearly, indeed you may not be conscious of them, although you are aware that something is wrong. These conflicts may manifest as role reversal. In the beginning one of you was dominant, now the other seeks to take control of the union. This problem is especially likely in your careers. One partner may be suddenly successful and forced to devoted more time to work, while the other resents this change, feeling that he has lost control. An old fashioned argument may be necessary to clear the air and establish new ground rules.
To help you endure the inevitable delay attached to anything that is worth waiting for, combine the following essences to keep your energies in harmonious balance. To a cup of warm spring water add two teaspoons of apple cider and one teaspoon of honey. As you sip it think, “I am patiently healing myself in preparation for the time that will soon be here.”
Thanks for reading,
Psychic Madeline Rose
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