Temperance Tarot Card
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Date Published - 2013-07-16 Author - Kristal Bailey

Temperance Tarot Card

PredictionTarot - 14 TemperanceThe Temperance Tarot Card is the fourteenth card of the Major Arcana in a Tarot pack. It falls between the cards Death and The Devil. Temperance tarot is depicted on the card as an angel standing next to a pool of water or perhaps a river, with one foot on the land and one foot in the water. Usually the angel, Temperance, is holding two golden cups or chalices and is pouring water from one to the other.

The angel has one foot on land (the material world) and one foot in the water (the subconscious) which symbolically indicates a need to test the waters before jumping headlong into anything. Many people see the water flowing from one cup to the other as symbolic of water being mixed with wine - the conventional idea of temperance - but other hold with the idea that water is being poured in order to get equal measures into both cups, to make them equal in the same way the scales of justice hang with equal poise.

In a Tarot spread the upright Temperance tarot card indicates balance, moderation, patience, purpose and meaning.

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Temperance indicates that you are attempting to bring about balance, patience and moderation in your life or circumstances. You are avoiding extremes and maintaining a sense of calm in your life. You try to keep calm under great stress or anxiety even though you may be in turmoil inwardly. You are usually able to isolate yourself in a mental state of peace where you can put things into perspective when things get chaotic. Your desire for balance and tranquillity is what helps you achieve fulfilment in life. You demonstrate good management and balance in your outlook.

The Temperance tarot card shows that you have a clear, long-term vision of what you want. You are not rushing things, but patiently ensuring that you do the best you can. This card also indicates learning and demonstrates that you are learning a great deal during your life-journey. You are content and your plans are coming together very well. You are guided by your conscience which is directing you to the right path and place. You have a very balanced view of your situation and you are in a very good position to make the right choices.

With respect to others, Temperance represents adaptation, coordination, and tempering external influences. You can work in harmony with others and there is usually excellent co-operation in your activities with colleagues, friends and family. You are able to significantly contribute to any team effort in order to achieve the teams objectives. There is enormous synergy in your mix of talents, experiences, abilities and skills.

Do not let a sense of urgency drive you, just let the situation evolve at its natural pace.

The reversed card indicates imbalance, excess and lack of long term vision.

Temperance reversed indicates that something is out of balance, or there is conflict or excess causing stress and tension in your life. The other cards in the reading should show what is out of balance or causing this situation.

Temperance tarot card reversed can also be a strong signal that you may be contemplating following a particular course of action which would cause imbalance and disharmony. You may be acting impatiently or hastily rather than adopting a moderate and balanced approach. Be wary of hasty action.

Temperance reversed can also indicate that you lack long-term vision or clear purpose which is causing you to feel out of balance. Reflect on what modifications are necessary in your life to create greater sense of purpose and fulfilment. Understand what you need to put behind you in the past and what changes you need to embrace in the future.

It could be that people you are interacting with are being uncooperative or you may feel you are in conflict or competition with one another. You may need to work through a conflict situation before you can clear the air and establish new relationship rules.

Date Published - 2013-07-16 Author - Kristal Bailey


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