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.

Reversed Position:
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.

Reversed Position:
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

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons