Temperance Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
XIV Temperance Correspondences:
Keywords & phrases:
Moderation and balance.
Temperance Tarot Card Meanings
The Temperance angel carefully blends the contents of two opposite elements, fire and water, and integrates energy from opposing forces. In the dictionary, temperance means moderation and this card often encourages finding a happy medium from a reasonable and balanced position to find neutral ground.
Although the esoteric correspondences place this card under the element of fire, I tend to find this is one of the slower moving cards, particularly in relation to the meaning of a need for patience. If you’re in a hurry for something to happen and Temperance comes up in your reading then you may have to wait because it will take time. Temperance is calm, unhurried, diplomatic and gentle, showing moderation in all things.
It can indicate healing found through integrating balance, both on a personal and interpersonal level, so if there have been difficulties then Temperance can suggest an element of renewal. This is a lovely card for relationships, indicating emotional balance with a closely shared bond.
If reversed we usually find a lack of harmony, people in opposition or not working together if not openly hostile, lack of tolerance or patience, going off at the deep end.
Temperance Tarot Card Combinations
Eight of Wands > Temperance: Adjusting the tempo and dialling it down a notch, diplomatic response may be needed to correspondence.
Nine of Cups > Temperance > Four of Cups: Reality may not live up to expectations, try to moderate your approach or anticipations and appreciate blessings, as it suggests things may be better than perceived.
Two of Swords > Temperance: If you're sitting on the fence about something then a compromise may be needed in order to restore balance.
Ten of Swords > Temperance > Six of Swords: Taking time to find your feet following a difficult ending, healing and renewal follow and lead to matters improving as you gradually move away from the situation.
Four of Pentacles > Temperance: Can act as a reminder to ease up if you're working too hard towards material goals find that all important balance.
The Lovers > Temperance: Harmonious and well balanced love relationship that bodes well for the future, can indicate renewal for some and indicates a level of calm if matters have been fraught.
The Hanging Man > Temperance: Sometimes patience is the only answer and you need to wait something out. Be prepared to listen and integrate alternative views and alter course as required, which should help to re-establish balance.
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