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.

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