Upright meaning: Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning, harmony, cooperation.
Reversed meaning: Imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision, impatience, discord, conflict.
The Temperance card shows an angel, who is both masculine and feminine, pouring water from one cup into another – a process that forms an eternal loop. The angel has one foot in the water, symbolizing the subconscious, and one foot on land, symbolizing the material world. Above the angel’s forehead is a symbol of the sun, providing life and spiritual energy.
The path before the angel leads to a shining crown around which the mountains tower, symbolizing an enlightened journey and the attainment of higher consciousness. The whole setting is calm and serene.
Temperance signifies balance, moderation, and patience. It suggests you need to learn to bring about balance, patience, and moderation in your life. You should take the middle road, avoiding extremes and maintaining a sense of calm.
RootAstro's Tarot expert, Emma Brown, combines her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a deep understanding of astrology for spiritual development and self-discovery. Known for her compassionate and inspirational approach, she uses Tarot and astrology to provide profound insights into life's complexities, making her an invaluable part of our team.