The meaning of the Temperance Tarot card is ‘equilibrium.’ During the time of Temperance, nothing will appear to be happening (in a positive way). You will achieve contentment in your love life and relationships. You will experience healing on a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
Temperance General Tarot Meaning
Contentment is right for you. I always say it’s better to strive for consistent contentment than happiness, because happiness can go up and down. Temperance means both a lack of surprises and a warm feeling surrounding that knowledge.
Temperance is often quiet after the storm. After you’ve gone through an extremely stressful time, you will find yourself in a relaxing space with room to breathe.
Sometimes, Temperance will appear as an advisory card. Temperance can represent a need for balance. In divination, a need for balance usually goes hand in hand with previously wearing yourself thin with your time or resources. In this case, Temperance can mean that you will finally have control of your time, finances, and resources.
Are you worried about your health? Don’t be! Temperance is a good omen for healing. Receiving this card is always a positive sign for medical matters.
I also read Temperance as a home card. Temperance predicts a happy home life, especially when combined with a Nine of Pentacles or Four of Wands. Where you live will be your sanctuary, and you will find comfort there.
Finally, Temperance is the card of the guardian angel. I have found that Temperance will appear when heavenly beings and spirits are protecting someone.
Temperance Love Tarot Meaning
Temperance is favorable for love Tarot readings. If you’re not yet living with your partner, this card is a good omen for cohabitation. If you’re already living together, this card basically means that you’ll have a happy home life. Temperance can sometimes predict that you’ll make your home your ‘nest’ through gardening and decoration.
For singles, Temperance predicts a future where you are content with your circumstances. It doesn’t necessarily promise you will or will not meet someone, but you will be happy whatever happens in your love life.
(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for Temperance, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
Temperance Feelings Tarot Meaning
Are you interested in knowing whether a potential mate cares about you? Temperance foretells good feelings. However, I would warn that your lover or potential lover doesn’t like drama or big displays of emotion, so try to control yourself in front of them. Make sure that they know a relationship with you isn’t going to bring toxicity into their life.
Temperance Career & Business Tarot Meaning
In a business-related Tarot reading, I would default to the meaning that advises you to manage resources. You should be sure to balance your checkbooks and divide your time among essential matters. Avoid doing repetitive tasks just because they’re comfortable.
Although Temperance is a favorable card and can reflect contentment in your career if you’re looking to grow, Temperance may not be so great for other matters. I would be worried if your work life is going well, as Temperance can mean that you’re getting too comfortable.
If your career is stressful, Temperance predicts an end to your worries. However, if your career/business is fine, Temperance can be bad news, because it means that everything will remain the same. It’s not a card of growth and excitement; it’s a card of equilibrium.
Therefore, you have to work out how you can push past the same-old-same-old so that you can achieve better results. However, if you’re quite happy with the way things currently are, all is likely well on the career and business front.
Temperance Future Tarot Meaning
The Temperance card will appear in the outcome position of a Tarot reading to indicate a content future. Temperance is a reassuring sign because it means that one day, you will gain peace.
If your health has been a significant source of stress for you, don’t worry. Temperance is a favorable card to appear in the outcome of health readings because it reveals that there’s going to be healing in the future. However, make sure that your treatment is well-balanced – don’t discount the benefits of either traditional or holistic medicine, as you don’t have to choose one over the other.
In relationship readings, Temperance is a very good card to receive in a future or outcome position. If you’re not yet living with your partner, Temperance predicts that the two of you will be living together in the future. Alternatively, if you’re currently living together, Temperance means that your home will be a happy one.
Yes or No with Temperance
General – Temperance is typically a yes if the question you ask involves a home, healing, or peace. However, I would say that Temperance is a no for any question that involves change or shaking things up.
Do they like me? – Yes, this person likes you as long as you do not bring any drama or negativity to their life.
Am I pregnant? – I would not always read Temperance as a pregnancy card, but in some cases, it could be.
Is this relationship going to last? – This relationship is going to remain how it currently is in the future.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter looks peaceful and content.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – I would not read Temperance as a sign that your ex-partner is coming back, but I would interpret it as meaning that you’re going to get over your ex. Temperance in your Tarot reading means that you’re going to move on.
Temperance as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When Temperance appears in a negative, drawback, challenge, or disadvantage spread position, it means you’ll have trouble around your home. If you’re having issues in the outside world, these will begin to spill over into other areas of your life.
Temperance in a discouraging position can also mean that you avoid conflict to the point that it interferes with how you stick up for yourself. In the name of peace, you’re a pushover; this causes others to walk all over you. The Temperance card in an unfavorable position is advising you to claim your voice, take up space, and be heard.
Temperance as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
Temperance can be a perfect card to receive, as it predicts healing, contentment, and general happiness around the home. It’s therefore very easy to read this card as a positive, strength, or advantage in a Tarot spread.
As mentioned earlier, I sometimes also interpret Temperance as symbolizing the presence of a guardian angel. While you navigate a situation, the spirits are on your side, helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
Closing Thoughts on Temperance Tarot Card Meaning
Temperance is the most underrated Tarot card indicating peace, contentment and serenity – a welcomed edition to any Tarot reading.
I am excited to hear about your experiences regarding the Temperance Tarot card. It is quite common for diviners to feel that Temperance represents a guardian angel. Do you feel this way? Feel free to share.
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s Tarot readings for them.)
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