As water inexorably flows down the mountains, into the streams and rivers,
and then out to the seas and oceans, this ever-flowing element of nature
is often associated with temperance.
The Temperance card can represent the peace and tranquility we feel when
our life is flowing calmly and happily in the right direction.
However, it can often represent a time where we need to balance logic and
reason against strife and struggle in order to salvage some harmony in
It is your ability to weigh right from wrong, to balance good against bad
and to manage the volatile factors in your life that determines how easily
you can feel a sense of balance and harmony in your life when the going is
When the Temperance card appears in your reading, it can imply that if you
have been suffering a challenging time, happier and more harmonious times
lay ahead. Peace can be restored and you will regain a tranquil normality
to your life again.
It can suggest that a greater sense of self-control is required for you to
cope with changing circumstances. And for those who are suffering because
of alcoholism, this card is a sign that temperance and sobriety is needed.
The Temperance card is about moderation, going with the flow and looking
for solutions that will put an end to conflicts and troubles, like pouring
water over a fire to put it out. The gentle flow of water can corrode
giant rocks in its path. Likewise patience and gentle persistence can help
us all to work through or around obstacles and challenges in our path.
This card can also signify that spirituality may provide comfort at a
particularly difficult time, and when this card appears in your reading,
you can be sure that someone out there is looking after you with peace and
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