Control your Thoughts, Control your Actions!

The Temperance Tarot Card is at tarot card number 14 or Major Arcana in most traditional Deck, The Rider-Waite tarot deck

What does Temperance Mean?

  • Moderation in action, thought or feeling
  • Habitual moderation in indulgence of appetites and passions

What does the tarot card temperance mean?

This card indicates that you should learn to bring about balance, patience, and moderation in your life. You should take the middle road, avoiding extremes, and maintain a sense of calm.

Let us visualize the Card!

Temperance is almost invariably depicted as a person pouring liquid from one receptacle into another. In many decks, the person is a winged person/angel, usually female or androgynous, and stands with one foot on water and one foot on land.

The major colors that are visible in the card are white, red, green, sky blue, and yellow.

The person standing symbolizes an angel, in white color, which signifies happiness, positivity, good luck, and charm.

The yellow color symbolizes joy, while the green symbolizes peace and serenity.

The angel has one foot inside the water and the other on land, which indicates that there is a balance between both personal and professional life or spiritual and material life.

The grey color background symbolizes neutrality, meaning that one is neutral towards any kind of situation.

Zodiac signSagittarius
Healing crystalJacinth
Temperance Tarot Card Meaning

Temperance Tarot Card Upright keywords

  • Balance
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Moderation
  • Inner calm
  • Perspective
  • Tranquility
  • Harmonious Relationship
  • Soul mates
temperance tarot card upright card

Temperance tarot card meaning is more or same as the usual meaning of temperance. This card signifies balance and peace in thought and action.

The major Arcana indicates that your client has found inner peace and is now more calm and comfortable with the situation in his life. He or she is now having a good perspective towards things.

It is a sign of harmony and that one keeps himself away from being dragged into a negative situation.

You feel like fate is testing you. Temperance is about connecting with yourself. It shows up in a reading when there are seemingly loose parts and these parts need to be put together in a new way in order to create a new situation or state of mind.

This new situation or state of mind then makes more sense to you and yourself. It makes you re-evaluate your attitude. 

Ask your client how he feels about not letting minor issues distract him from his vision. Suggest them how it feels to be truly connected to their inner feelings and base nature and let them share their experiences.

This was a general overview of the card.

Now let us share few areas in detail which your client might like to know!

Love and Relationship (Upright)

If your client is in a relationship, this card the temperance tarot love is the best card he can get. It signifies a harmonious relationship between your partner and a perfect understanding of each other, love, respect, and commitment.

On the other hand, if one is having relationship problems, this card is an indicator, that the time has come and you both will resolve the issues in your relationship and move forward.

If you are single, the temperance Love outcome card is an indicator that you will be learning to balance all other aspects of your life, so that you can allow love to enter. Once you have done this, the right person is about to arrive.

Some questions might come to your mind, such as, What if my client wants to know only about his career, as his love life is going well. So here is the answer!

Money and career (Upright)

In a career context, it is a very great opportunity to set goals as you are very patient and persistent. The hard work you put in is now about to show results.

When it comes to finances, it is advised to have a balance in your spending. Build up your savings and do not go for risky investments.

The temperance tarot asks you to keep patience and analyze the opportunities instead of just jumping on the first thing you get.

Now let us talk about the most discussed topic which is health!

Health (Upright)

When it comes to health, anything excess or short is bad for health. Therefore as the card suggests, anything in moderation is good for health. Ask your client to keep their unhealthy habits under control, thereby finding the right balance between mind and body.

Is your client Spiritual?

Then here’s what he wants to hear!

In the spiritual guide, the temperance card suggests you listen to your inner voice and accordingly make decisions in the outer world.

It is important for any person to find the right balance between mind, body, and soul. Have patience and trust the universe that you will get the best you deserve.

You might be wondering what if the card is reversed?

Well, if this was the question on your mind, then you are on right track to reading the Tarot cards.

Here is what the Reversed card would mean!

Temperance Reversed Tarot Card Keywords:

  • Imbalance
  • Self-Indulgence
  • Excess
  • Clashing
  • Lack of Perspective
  • Discord
  • Antagonism
  • Recklessness
  • Hastiness
Temperance Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

All the traits that the Temperance card had, The reversed temperance shows all together different traits. It is all about imbalance and over-indulgence.

The behavior of your client would seem hasty, issues such as harmful drinking, drug use, etc may arise.

The card will indicate towards all the opposite of what the card in upright position said. Your client would feel disconnected from his inner self, lack of gratitude, lack of harmony in one’s life, and the list goes on.

For no reason, one can be seen getting involved in other people’s business.

Suggest your client take a step back, notice everything, his actions, his thinking, behavior, and then examine and proceed with his decision, of what he wants and desires.

Hold on to your energy dear! We are now going to share detailed information on various areas, in Reversed position.

Love and Relationship (Reversed)

Temperance reversed love, indicates conflict in the relationship, mismatch in thinking between the partners, which ultimately turns into trust issues. One might feel, less cared for, and no sign of respect for each other.

Unnecessary arguments are likely to arise, where both the partners not willing to listen to each other. In such a case get a consultation from a counselor, where you will be guided on how to change your thinking and start to understand each other.

A relationship is not where you debate with each other to get points, it is rather a team where two people help and support each other.

How about the singles?

What will you suggest to your client on this issue if he is single?

Well, here we go.

When it comes to temperance reversed as feelings, for singles, they seem to be giving too much time to themselves and indulged in their work. They do not seem to be paying attention to other people’s emotions.

Your client will seem to be searching for love very hard> But suggest to him, that this is not the way.

Ask him to be patient. Try to relax him, and suggest he find his own inner balance and let any new romance develop at its own peace.

Let us now come to our next concern.

Health (Reversed)

The reversed temperance indicates a serious health issue. It is a sign of unhealthy or harmful excesses when it appears in a tarot spread. So it is advised that your client must be mindful of what he is eating and his thoughts as well.

Your client needs to connect to how he is feeling, figure out the issues causing unhealthy situations, and resolve them accordingly.

Spirituality (Reversed)

The reversed Temperance indicates that you are spiritually imbalanced. One may feel like you have lost the connection with the spirit guides and indicates an imbalance between mind, body, and soul.

In such cases, one can go for healing techniques and counseling as well.

Wondering why Biddy has not turned up yet?

Let us now share what does the Biddy say!

Biddy Tarot Temperance

The description that Biddy says about this card is near about the same as explained above.

Therefore, I will only share the details that are not mentioned yet.

When it comes to the description of the card, the triangle shape in the robe of the angel represents that humans are bound by earth and natural law (square around the triangle).

The pouring of water from two cups symbolizes the flow and alchemy of life.

In the background, there is a winding path up to a mountain range, reflecting the journey through life. Above the mountains hovers a golden crown encased in a glowing light, a symbol of taking the Higher path and staying true to one’s life purpose and meaning. 

This card asks you to remain calm even in stressful situations. The card asks you to take the middle path and accommodate all perspectives. Do not get tilted on one side in any situation.

It shows that you have a clear and long-term vision to achieve your goals.

On the other hand in the case of a reversed card, don’t be surprised if you run into a conflict, think of it as a natural process before moving into positivity.

Our 90% of the problems disappear if we stop thinking about them.  You know you have what you need to heal yourself and create more “flow” in your life.

Is Temperance a Yes or No Card?

In a yes or no reading, Temperance isn’t a tarot card that explicitly represents a yes or a no. This card tells you that if you’re ready to take action, you can do so, but proceed with a sense of caution. Rushing and risk-taking can lead to mistakes with serious consequences.

In the upright position, it is a yes, while need not say a complete No in case of reversed, as this thing depends on all how well we train our mind to think. Temperance is an Optimistic Card.

Temperance Tarot Conclusion

What does the Temperance tarot card mean?

The temperance Tarot guide says that it is all about positive hopes, bringing balance in life, fulfilling wishes as the angel depicts peace, prosperity, and joy.

Angels are considered to be such energies that will fulfill all your wishes, they are always around you, you just need to call them with a full heart.

In an upright position it is all positive, be it in love matter, professional upfront, health, or spirituality. One seems to be calm and composite and moves forward with all dignity and a powerful mind frame.

The mindset remains peaceful which is why one can connect to the universe thereby fulfilling his wishes. This reflects higher learning.

On the other hand, in the case of the Reversed card, everything seems to be falling apart. The card suggests imbalance, stress, and overindulgence. The mind tends to see the negative in all situations. But it is just an illusion. Things get better when one knows that the problematic situation is just for the time being and not forever.

The mind frame as and when shifts to being hopeful, things start to get solved easily.

At last, I would share with you is, just don’t be a reader of Tarot, be the counselor of your client as well. Being a Tarot reader means you are thinking from your subconscious mind, which never fails to tell you the truth, which is why I recommend you encourage your client and make them think positively in any case.

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