Balance, Harmony, Peace, Tranquility, Serenity, Moderation
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Number 14, Temperance card.
The Temperance card shows us a Pixie holding two bowls of water that connect and flow into each other. The runes on the bowls are Algiz and Yr, the symbols of life and death. The water flowing through the bowls represents infinity, and it reminds us that everything is connected. When life ends, we return to the earth to create new life, and so on...
The Pixie is also wearing a necklace that holds the Dagaz rune, which means beginnings, awakening, changes, cycles, transformation and optimism.
The Pixie has one leg dipped into the pond and one leg out of the pond. The leg out of the water represents the material world and the leg dipped into the water represents our subconscious.
Everything about this card represents balance and harmony.
The Temperance card reminds us to remain calm during times of stress. Perhaps you've already mastered this still, or are starting to learn how.
This card also suggests that we take a look at our lives and re-examine our priorities and decisions. This will help us to create balance.
Remember everything is best in moderation. Try to stick to the middle road and avoid extremes. This will help to maintain a sense of calm.
Discord, Imbalance, Lack of patience
Card in Reverse:
The Temperance card in reverse can suggest discord. Something is off-balance in your life that is causing you great stress and anxiety. Use the Temperance card in your reading to help determine which areas in your life that need peace and balance. Everything is best in moderation, so what in your life is breaking that balance?
This card can also show as a warning. Re-evaluate your choices and try to think long-term. Will this path serve you?
Balance in relationship, Considerate with love, Patience
Impatience, Discord, All or nothing, Relationship extremes
Slow but steady progress, Success from patience
Imbalance work-life, Rushed, All or nothing, Impatient
Upright: Temperance in love can tell us that you are in harmony with your partner. Perhaps you've learned balance in your love life/friendships, or you're currently learning.
Everything in moderation, trying to avoid extremes. Be cautious and mindful of your loved ones and of your actions. Have you been too giving in the past? Perhaps too dependent? Or maybe not giving enough? If you feel like there is something off-balance in your relationships, now is the time to re-evaluate your actions and find the middle ground.
Reversed: Temperance reversed in love suggests that there is an imbalance somewhere. Are you looking at your relationship as being all or nothing? We cannot force love, so if you are feeling at all tense or impatient, perhaps take a step back to re-evaluate your intentions.
Upright: Having patience right now may be the key to your career goals. It may take time, but your efforts will bring you success. When it comes to changes in your work life/finances, the Temperance card can remind us to have patience and take everything in moderation. Stay steady and remember that nothing worth having ever comes to us easily.
Reversed: Things in the work place and/or finances may feel pretty tense right now. Are you pushing for something to get done faster? Do you find yourself feeling like this has to be all or nothing? Try to pull yourself out and find the middle ground. Re-evaluate your goals and take a look at what is important to you. How can you find balance and moderation?