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Temperance Tarot Card Meanings

Identify and acquire the ingredients that will most help you complete your mission and leave the rest behind.

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What does the Temperance Tarot card mean?

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Temperance Upright Meaning

The Temperance card is a reference to the soul. Classically female, the woman or angel on the Temperance card is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title -- a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding, and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience, which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart.

Temperance Reversed Meaning

The Temperance card reversed suggests that you are in danger of giving up on yourself. Something is making you feel apathetic and ignore what you deeply want and need.

You may be morbidly overemphasizing the chaos and disruption that would come with change and growth rather than focusing on the regeneration and liberation that could be yours. Try to carve out a day in which you do only activities that make you happy. Eat well and get some rest, then take another look at your life. If you do not gain a better perspective, seek help.

Temperance Advice Position

The Temperance card advises you to identify and seek the missing ingredients in your life. Marshal your known skills and abilities and do what needs to be done to complete your mission.

Prepare to use spiritual practices, studies, or lifestyle changes that can assist you in your quest. A tremendous amount of benefit is available if you can organize yourself and be disciplined at this time.

Temperance Love Position

With Temperance in this position, you are ready to take responsibility for getting well, no matter what it takes. The quest for health could be on a physical, emotional or mental level, or it may have to do with paying off "karmic dues."

In any case, the work is to clear up past dysfunction and address entangled emotions in your potential relationship. The process will purge the toxic waste of unfinished business with your future partner that disables you. When you are ready, mix your powerful medicine. This is the right time to start healing yourself.

Temperance Career Position

An energy of harmony has been called in and the remedy for the faulty functioning is being sought. Corporate white blood cells are being dispatched to mend the breech. This is a chance to let go of old roles and timeworn projections. You and your coworkers needed conditions on the job to change and now they are.

Do not give up now by thinking that this situation is beyond salvaging. There is something that you are learning by staying aboard and assisting with the turnaround. Sometimes the remedy is in going through the process, rather than attaining or failing to attain any given outcome.

Temperance in a Yes or No Card Reading

Temperance is a card of unseen support. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive Temperance, the answer is NO. Take a break and allow yourself a moment to breathe.