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14. Temperance

Sometimes displayed as XIV Temperance, it is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck that make up the Major Arcana or Trump Cards. In most traditional decks it is also the Fourteenth Trump of the 22 Trump cards.



 0 The Fool

 1 The Magician

 2 The High Priestess

 3 The Empress

 4 The Emperor

 5 The Hierophant

 6 The Lovers

 7 The Chariot

 8 Strength

 9 The Hermit

10 The Wheel of Fortune

11 Justice

12 The Hanged Man

13 The Death Card

14 Temperance

15 The Devil

16 The Tower

17 The Star

18 The Moon

19 The Sun

20 Judgement

21 The World

Ace of Cups

Ace of Wands

Ace  of Pentacles

Ace of Swords



The Temperance Meaning of the Symbols.

The Temperance tarot cardTemperance in tarot symbolizes fairness, moderation and patience. The triangle on her chest symbolizes the mind, body and soul combined. The water flowing from one cup to another in a seemingly impossible manner symbolizes the flow of knowledge from the unconscious to conscious mind. The pool of water symbolizes our inner world of  feelings and the land symbolizes the real world, she stands with one foot in each symbolizing a connection between the two. A path leads from the pool through mountains to a great light, the light symbolizes knowledge of eternal life.
Temperance tells us to be ourselves, but are we brave enough to show our inner selves.

















  The Temperance Correspondences and Associations.



Defining Keywords
Tranquillity. Forgiveness. Moderation. Compromise. Harmony. Tolerance. Flow.

The Temperance cards Meaning.
A harmonious partnership, accomplishment through a successful combination.

Temperance Reversed.
Potentially helpful situation lost through clumsy handling. Conflict of interest. Inability to work with others.

Temperance ends the inner world phase of the Fools journey, he's now learned about the outer and inner worlds and how to use them in harmony.



Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism

The Sun is in Sagittarius between about 22nd November and 21st December.

With your Sun in Sagittarius, you are on a journey. Friendly and adventurous, your gaze is set firmly on the horizon and beyond. You are the original free spirit. You want to find out for yourself if the grass is greener elsewhere, and you'll look for the deeper meaning in it all. Popular and generous, full of enthusiasm, you answer to yourself and no-one else.

If you don't exactly ride out every morning on horseback, however much you would like to with Sagittarius Rising, you do at least stride out into the world with your head high and a bounce in your step. Probably the equivalent of a red spotted handkerchief on a pole too. You can change your direction at a moment's notice, and just move on to the next thing. Other people usually find you excitng and impressive, but anyone in relationship with you must never try to fence you in.



22 Ingwaz: (NG: Ing, the earth god.) Male fertility, gestation, internal growth. Common virtues, common sense, simple strengths, family love, caring, human warmth, the home. Rest stage, a time of relief, of no anxiety. A time when all loose strings are tied and you are free to move in a new direction. Listen to yourself. Ingwaz Merkstave (Ingwaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Impotence, movement without change. Production, toil, labor, work.

22. Ingwaz: Now is the time of great inner strength, rest, and internal growth. This is a time to bring projects already started to completion before beginning anything new. Be patient, since projects and ideas are in a time of deep gestation, and need inner stillness to grow to maturity before the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis. Movement may cause you to free yourself from a rut in your life, but be cautious. Avoid unnecessary turmoil. This Rune may signify a priest or a farmer.














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