The Temperance card is ruled by astrological sign Sagittarius that teaches truth, beauty, enthusiasm and tolerance.
The card is represented by a winged angel who stands with one foot on dry land and the other in the water.
The dry land represents the material world while the water stands for the subconscious, meaning that there should be a proper balance between the two. It also is suggestive of the fact that everyone should look before they leap.
The whimsy of the human mind should be tamed. The angel is also a hermaphrodite (the child of Hermes and Aphrodite), showing a balance between the genders is essential for the well being of the society.
On her robe, there is a triangle enveloped in a square that represents the natural law that protects the female entity. She is seen here to be holding two cups that she uses to mix water, the cups are respectively human super conscious and sub conscious. The temperate mixes the opposites of life to find equilibrium in the middle path.
Upright Position: In a reading, this card indicates that anything should be used in moderation if one aims to achieve comfort and stability in life. This also indicates that the subject is spiritually inclined. Also, that the person would be able to handle any volatile situation and mould it towards a positive ending.
When reversed, this card symbolized disharmony and over indulgence. It says that the seeker has a lack of self control and foresight. It may also indicate conflict.
|Tarot Horoscope||Tarot Card Decks||Tarot Card Meanings|
|Moon||Pope (‘Hierophant’)||Popess (‘High Priestess’)|
|Temperance||Maison Dieu (‘Tower’)||Wheel of Fortune|