The fourteenth card in the Major Arcana is the Temperance card.  This card shows an angel-like figure with a crown and is surrounded by the sun.  This card means that you will stop drinking or that you will have abstinence in something.  This also represents being balanced and being everywhere.

The temperance card shows self-control and balance. Self-control and balance are important in life for our health and well-being.


The past position of the Temperance card is that you have lived a life that has no stress.  You have a good foundation, and whatever you are interested in, you should go for it.  You likely had a childhood that lent itself to ensuring that your present, as you mature, never leaves you too rattled. This card in the past position may also represent a recent incident in which you showed great integrity and character when you could have used it to your advantage instead.


The Temperance card means that you learn to moderate things when in the present position.  You do not work too much or do things that are overwhelming in your life.  You have a balance about you and can find common ground in a dispute. If you have a stubborn character, it will be replaced with tolerance when this card appears.


The future of the Temperance card means that you will take time to make sure you do things that work out in the future. The Temperance card is the most favorable in the future position. No matter how tense your struggles are at the moment, the future holds wellbeing. If you happen to be ill, physical health and stamina are on the horizon.


The Temperance card means that you will have a balance between work and life.  You will not work too hard or work too little.  Instead, you will spend time with your family and see that work does not rule your life. This is a card of balance which is what you will find between work, home, and other activities.


Love with the Temperance is also balanced.  You will have a relationship that is both good and toxic.  You will see that you need to be alone sometimes. Alone time is not a negative, but if the balance shifts to the toxic side it may be time to get out of the relationship.


The Temperance card shows that you will spend more time around like-minded people.  You will not neglect your people and spend more time with them as well. Like-minded people will offer the support you desire, but your people will keep you grounded.


The Temperance card will show you that you will not be in debt forever with your finances.  You will have things come that are not of surprise.  Don’t expect to win the lottery.  It is a good time to balance your finances and cut out unneeded expenses. Budgeting can be useful in the long run, but no need to go to extremes.


You will have your body take things in mentally and physically, and you need to reflect on yourself more. However, if you are suffering from an illness, expect things to work out for the best and healing to occur.


With the Temperance card, you will think about who you are and reflect on yourself.  You will take time to sit and think about things and let your mind wander. This is healthy and relaxing, but remember to keep it in balance with other aspects of your life.


If you have imbalances in your life, you need to fix them.  You need to face things in the real world and understand that things change, and times change.  Do not overlook your problems with addiction to food or alcohol, or drugs.  Help others and stop hurting yourself.


  • Pure
  • Abstinence
  • Harmony


The Temperance card is associated with the fire element.


The Temperance sign is Sagittarius.

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