Temperance Tarot Card Meanings

temperance tarot card meaning

Temperance Tarot Card
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Temperance tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. Temperance tarot card can mean:


Balance, harmony, and equilibrium.

Mixing different situations to create a better one.

People and situations complementing each other.

Finding the middle ground.

Enjoying well-being.


Getting your life together.

Testing the waters.

Communicating with higher powers.





Temperance tarot card and Astrology

Temperance tarot card is ruled by Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter also rules Wheel Of Fortune. 

Learn more about Sagittarius on Zodiac Sign website here.

Baldur, A Symbol of Your Heaven and Earth

Baldur is temperance

The story of Baldur is quite dramatic. He is a symbol of broadmindedness. His name means Broad. He is also a symbol of summer. The story of him ending up in the underworld with Hella is two fold. It signifies the changing of the seasons from summer to winter. It also means that Ignorance has taken hold temporarily. Baldur (Broadmindedness) is accidentally killed by his brother, Hoth (Hypocrisy). Any attempt to retrieve Baldur fails, however, Baldur is restored in the new world called Gimle (Fire shelter). Temperance speaks of blending two elements together to create something new. In the vision quest, Temperance speaks of merging with the Divine to expel all fear. The Seeker only has to face their own darkness (devil) after they have received Spiritual Union. Thus, they are strong enough to overcome it. Baldur is restored in Gimle after Loki’s vision quest, which is Ragnarok. It is  Loki that tricks Hoth to kill Baldur and it is Loki’s vision quest that restores Baldur. Norse myths speaks in metaphors. They are all the same being. Loki kills Baldur, his own positive traits, due to his hypocrisy. Baldur ends up in Hella, which is a cold place. He is there in a frozen state. This speaks of the emotional state we end up with if we don’t deal with our own fears, doubts, and disbelief. When Loki goes on the vision quest, it burns the whole world up. Loki is Saturn, and Saturn is the World tarot card. His whole mind is transformed and he is no longer trapped emotionally. I have written about how Loki is Yggdrasil. You can read that here.

Temperance is your good traits. Temperance is when you have balance and you are broad-minded. This card is your heaven on earth. But there might be a snake in your garden. The card remains a positive as long as you don’t fall on your own hypocrisy. It speaks of taking a higher approach (broad-mindedness) in your life, everything that Baldur represents. You can learn more about Baldur and his journey in my article called, Rindr, a misunderstood Norse goddess.

Temperance tarot card meanings upright

Temperance tarot card meanings in a general reading

Temperance tarot card represents a balanced interaction between the elements to create something new and fresh. Temperance includes all the elements in such a way that it brings out the best in the situation. Temperance is also linked to the angelic realm and it can speak of your guardian angel. Temperance speaks of our divine nature.

Temperance tarot card in a love reading

In a love reading, Temperance tarot card signifies a relationship between two opposites who complete each other. If the Seeker is single Temperance means they will meet someone different who will bring out the best in them. They will fall in love without losing their heads.

Temperance tarot card in a career reading

In a career reading, Temperance tarot card signifies Humanitarian careers, careers in higher learning, and management jobs. It can also speak of teaching online. Sometimes, Temperance signifies mixed media art forms.

Temperance tarot card as feelings

Temperance tarot card as feelings speaks of well-being within the seeker. Temperance speaks of love that brings the best out in the Seeker. The Seeker could feel a deeper spiritual connection to others when this card shows up.

Temperance tarot card as Personality types

Temperance tarot card is someone who is used to compromise and who has a patient and balanced approach. This is someone who often ends up living quite differently from how they grew up. This card can speak of someone who has a strong connection to themselves. They know how they are.

Temperance tarot card meanings reversed

This card often shows up reversed when people bring out the worst in each other. Elements refuse to mix. The environment could feel very toxic. This card reversed can mean the Seeker finds it hard to heal from a loss.

Temperance tarot card reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Temperance tarot card reversed can speak of someone who is going too fast, too far, and is taking too many risks. This card reversed can speak of someone irritable. There could be a lot of clutter around this person. When they learn to quiet their minds, they tidy up their homes and clean up their act. They need inner peace. 

Temperance tarot card meanings summary

Temperance tarot card denotes creating your own Heaven on Earth. Temperance helps us create peace and harmony through the way we think and communicate.

Temperance tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Temperance:

Temperance(XIV) + The Magician: The wellness industry. 

Temperance(XIV) + The High Priestess: An angel intuitive.

Temperance(XIV) + The Lovers: A balanced relationship. A relationship that heals. 

Temperance(XIV) + The Chariot: Moving or travelling overseas. 

Temperance(XIV) + The World: Higher education. Living overseas. 

Temperance(XIV) + Ace of cups: Channeling spiritual information. The Arts. Spiritual work. 

Temperance(XIV) + Four of cups: Contemplating.  

Temperance(XIV) + Ten of cups: A happy and loving family. Spiritual family.

Temperance(XIV) + Queen of cups: A Humanitarian. 

Temperance(XIV) + King of cups: A diplomat.

Temperance(XIV) + Three of pentacles: Long career path. 

Temperance(XIV) + Ten of pentacles: Your soul family. 

Temperance(XIV) + Page of pentacles: Post graduate degree. 

Temperance(XIV) + Ace of swords: Speaking the truth. 

Temperance(XIV) + Four of swords: Meditating.

Temperance(XIV) + Six of swords: Anthropology. Learning from other cultures. 

Temperance(XIV) + Eight of swords: Communicating in another language. 

Temperance(XIV) + King of swords: A news reporter. Broadcasting. 

Temperance(XIV) + Two of wands: A successful idea/enterprise. 

Temperance(XIV) + Three of wands: Export/import. 

Temperance(XIV) + Knight of wands: An overseas adventure.

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