Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Temperance Tarot Card - What Does it Mean If Drawn in a Tarot Reading?

By Alison Yates

The Temperance card can be seen as a spiritual Tarot card if it turns up in a Tarot Spread in a Tarot Reading. The recipient of this card is being urged to temper their decision making and their assumptions through better awareness and understanding. Above all other cards, this one asks us to step into another's shoes to truly understand them.

When the Temperance tarot card appears in a tarot reading it can also represent the manifestation of an idea or a wish into the material world. When this card is drawn it indicates that you will have the ability to bring about desirable outcomes, or turn a negative situation into an extremely positive one.

Some of the questions the appearance of the Temperance card throws up when it appears in a Tarot reading are:

* Where in your life do you need to achieve more balance?

* Do you often make compromises?

* Why is it important to experience both good and bad times?


The Temperance tarot card portrays a person who is well balanced and grounded. The recipient is being urged to practice more moderation in their way of life, including their beliefs, and even what they eat.

Family and friends

For aspects related to family and friends, more harmony is predicted, with a need to recognise and understand all sides of a situation. Compromise and finding common ground is indicated.


For health, Temperance suggests recovery is around the corner with a renewal of energy and vigour. Greater understanding is also indicated, either through being told and some successful research.

Love Life

As for all aspects, the Temperance card indicates harmony, and this is most indicative in love relationships. Awareness of another person's point of view comes naturally with this card, and a loving, harmonious episode is the result - and it could last!


Working with another will bring a more harmonious situation at the workplace, and also good results. Again, greater understanding of other people's predicaments and limitations will help the process.

General Aspects

Generally, the Temperance tarot card predicts a time of harmony and stability in relationships of all kinds. Volatile and difficult situations become easier to handle, and conflicts are resolved through moderating behaviour and finding the middle ground.

Spiritually, this card is a great indicator of a renewed and invigorated spirituality where the recipient renews or develops an interest in psychic ability, healing, and real connection with Nature.

Alison Yates wrote this article. Download her FREE Psychic Ability Guide here:

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