MAJOR ARCANA NUMBER 14
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: SAGITTARIUS, CANCER, JUPITER
The Temperance card denotes balance, harmony and moderation. You are in good health emotionally and physically. The forces behind it are those that keep us from giving in to temptation or over-indulgence and from developing unhealthy addictions or behaviors. Temperate spirits avoid extremes, spread harmony and bring opposing sides together. This card indicates that you have the ability to negotiate a happy medium when faced with two opposing views or ideas. They find a happy, healthy median between what they want and what they need. Temperance provides an environment in which most will thrive and a haven where the injured may heal and re-energize and that all will be well. The Temperance card signifies success and contentment, which is found by practicing self-restraint and using balance to create a personal shelter from the storm. A time to put your energies to work in the right areas. It is important to understand that inward reflection is key to finding balance with the external stimuli. You take a mature and objective approach with matters at hand.
In the reversed position, the Temperance card can signify excess, impatience, conflict and hostile behavior. You will experience periods of restlessness which will result in quarreling and conflicts with others.You have been inconsiderate to the people you are close to. Your self-indulgence has caused animosity amongst your friends. This is not a time to make quick decisions. Your imbalances are causing physical stress. This behavior will get in the way of any new business opportunities, and new friendships. Your energies are not being put to good use. You may find yourself being overly competitive.