Temperance Tarot Card Meanings

temperance tarot card


Temperance is the 14th Major Arcana card among all the other 22 Major Arcana cards. On this card, there stands a winged angel which represents both a masculine and feminine figure. She wears a light blue-coloured robe which symbolizes calmness, care, loyalty, wisdom, and heaven. On her robe, there is a triangle which is inscribed inside a square that symbolizes the relationship between the humans and earth. Her right foot is in the water, representing her subconsciousness, and left foot is on the ground, representing her consciousness. All this symbolizes her balance between her conscious and subconscious mind. In her hands, she is tactfully mixing the waters in two cups, representing the balances she maintains in her life. There is greenery all over the place, which represents harmony, growth, freshness, and fertility. In the background, there is a range of mountains which represents the hurdles of life. In between the mountains, the sun is rising in the shape of a golden glowing crown which represents the ultimate goal of life.


  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Peace and Patience
  • Moderation
  • Discipline
  • Soulmates
  • Self-Confidence
  • Calmness

General Meaning

This card is all about balance, harmony, and moderation. If you maintain a proper balance in your life, all your goals will be achieved. Whatever the situation comes, always maintain a calmness. If you keep on panicking about everything, it will only lead to disruptions. It also denotes the good times after a lot of struggles. So, stay calm and trust the timings of the divine powers.

Upright Position

temperance-upright position

The ‘Temperance’ card in the upright position has several meanings depending upon its placement with other cards in your spread. Generally, it denotes balance, harmony, and moderation. You have to keep the order of everything in life to maintain harmony. Proper management of things is very important to achieve all the targets and for that, you need to follow a disciplined lifestyle.

This card also advises controlling the emotions in every situation else you will become an emotional fool. Try to maintain a balance between your emotions and logical thinking. It also advises staying calm in difficult times. Losing the temperament will only lead to disruptions. Politeness, calmness, and patience are the only keys to maintain harmony.

Sometimes, this card also denotes your role as a peacemaker. As a profession, it denotes that you will have two or more sources of income which will help you to improve your financial status.

Reversed Position

temperance-reversed position

‘Temperance’ in the reversed position signifies that you are going through a disturbing phase of your life where you are involved in unethical habits. You might be getting addicted to alcohol and drug abuse. This card in the reversed position asks you to restore the balance as soon as possible. Moderation is fine, but getting addicted to anything will only going to ruin your life.

It also denotes that your habit of assuming things have disturbed the peace of your life. Instead of making the assumptions, it is better to focus on the timings of God as everything will happen at the right time. There might be chances that you have a circle of friends who try to divert your mind towards the wrong things. Stay away from them as much as possible. If not friends, then there is something which is distracting you from your primary goal. Something is trying to disturb the peace of your mind. The best thing you can do is re-examine your priorities and stop getting influenced by others.

Temperance in Past Spread

In the past spread, the appearance of this card shows that you have successfully learned the art of maintaining balances in life. This will help you to prioritize your things. Such practices will help you to reach your ultimate goal very soon.

Temperance in Present Spread

In the present spread, the appearance of this card advises you to maintain a balance of everything in life. Moderation is fine but following the extremes will only result in disasters. Learn the art of maintaining control on your emotions and anger is very important to avoid an unfavourable outcome. Whatever the situation is, stay calm and rationally take the decisions. This card also denotes a favourable partnership and marriage.

Temperance in Future Spread

In the future spread, the appearance of this card signifies that if you try to learn the art of balancing, everything in your life will come to the right track. Control your emotions and anger as you will soon be going to enter the new phase of life where you have to maintain stability. Stay focused and positive as all the things will be done at the right time.

Temperance in Love Spread

If you are single, the appearance of this card shows that soon you might be going to meet the love of your life. For that, you need to maintain a proper schedule of things in your life to give proper time to your partner. If you are committed, the appearance of this card is a good omen which represents a harmonious, blissful, and happy relationship based upon mutual love, respect, and care. If everything goes well, this card also denotes an engagement or marriage.

Temperance in Career Spread

In the career spread, the appearance of this card signifies that you need to clear your visions to find out the ultimate goal of your life. There might be several obstacles in your path which may try to divert you from your goal, but you have to stay dedicated. In future, you may get many jobs opportunities because of your hard work. Take your time, consider every fact, and then select the suitable one for you. Sometimes, it also denotes that you will be going to do both, a job and business.

Temperance in Finance Spread

In the finance spread, the appearance of this card denotes that everything will go in your favour if you try to maintain a proper balance between your savings and spendings. Try to avoid any unnecessary expense. This also shows that you might be getting several investment proposals. Always consider every fact about each proposal before making the final move. It also denotes that you might be having two or more sources of income.

Temperance in Health Spread

The appearance of this card in your spread denotes that currently, you are having good health. Just stay away from unhealthy practices to avoid any major health issue in future. If you have recently fallen ill, the appearance of this card shows that by keeping a healthy lifestyle, you will be able to recover soon from the illness. Try to go for yoga or meditation which will help you to keep you mentally and physically fit.

Temperance in Family Spread

The appearance of ‘Temperance’ in the family spread denotes a blissful, harmonious, and happy relationship among all the members of the family. There exists mutual love, respect, and care among all the members of the family. Sometimes, the appearance of this card also denotes an engagement or marriage.

Temperance in Yes or No Spread

‘Temperance’ is a positive card which mainly denotes harmony and balance. So, the answer to your question will be ‘Yes’.

Other Facts

  • Element: Fire
  • Astrology/Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Period: November 23 to December 21

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