Balance, art, moderation, caution, care, equilibrium, reconciling the opposites, patience, harmony and flow, protection, moderation in all things, co-operation, compassion, emotions and feelings, management, economy, good communication, providing aid, healing, concentration, moderation.






Septenary (the number 7)  -  the triangle in the square = Trinity in perfect balance.



The Master for Temperance is the Master Serapis Bey.

The Master Serapis Bey works on the energy of the 4th Ray and the number 14. He also works with those born in May. The 4th Ray is one of expansion of mental activity to enable ‘mastery of thought.’

The Master Serapis Bey encourages and stimulates creative ideas and thoughts to those involved in the architectural realms. The Master Serapis Bey also dispenses energy to those who work harmoniously with nature and the healing of the Earth’s environment. He helps those who are attuned to nature.

The Master Serapis Bey encourages people who find difficulty or conflict with their masculine/feminine gender to be true to themselves, regardless of other’s judgments.

Within the Tree of Life on Pathway 14, it connects
TIPHARETH (6) keyword: beauty with YESOD (9) keyword: foundation.

Echinacea is the herb of purification and stimulates the body’s innate defenses, being the immune system. Echinacea tempers heat, and as a tonic it regulates all the inflammatory process. As an herbal anti-biotic, Echinacea can be used for any infection or inflamed condition. Echinacea is a wonderful preventative of colds and flus and builds up the immune system.

Symbolically, Echinacea is used for achieving strength through purity, and tells that beauty emanates from one who is pure of heart. Echinacea is also used for protecting oneself from heated arguments and angry or aggressive situations.

The Divinatory meaning of Echinacea is to strengthen oneself against harmful outside influences, for fortification and for testing oneself.

Temperance represents the key to higher planes of consciousness. Rising to a higher level can result in bringing about rapid development of the intuitive and psychic senses.

Temperance is the card of vibrational and radiant energy. It tells of tempering and modification within an experience. Temperance tells of the balance of strengths within us and asks us to show moderation in all areas of our lives. With Temperance, it is necessary to have an attitude of moderation in all things.

Temperance combines beauty with foundation in order to produce a balanced lifestyle.

Temperance tells of the realm of feelings and emotions, and these are volatile and changeable and not always gentle. Temperance requires that the flow of feelings, whether they be angry, disappointed, hurt or loving, must be maintained. The nature of emotions is changeable and often unpredictable and often gives rise to conflicting needs. These may not lend themselves to impartial evaluation, yet they must also retain a balance. Just as the mind must strive to achieve a rational balance, so must the emotional heart. The combining of varied substances serves as imagery for the merging of diverse forces to create a new whole, for cooperation, coordination, a harmonious balance, looking for a middle ground, achieving healing, and recovery.

The Temperance tarot card signifies that moderation is necessary in order to maintain harmony in relationships, and encourages one to build on tolerance and co-operation within groups.

Temperance is a card of healing and harmony indicated by the figure of the Archangel Gabriel pouring water from one vessel to another, encouraging us to let the life force flow freely. Archangel Gabriel displays the Hebrew Sun symbol on his forehead. The triangle shown in the square on the chest of Archangel Gabriel, is ‘Septenary’ (the symbol for the number 7), and tells of the Trinity in perfect balance. Archangel Gabriel is the Archangel of the Sun, and tells that one can achieve mental balance. The Sun leads to wisdom, understanding and achievement. Spiritual karma, depicted in the wings of Archangel Gabriel, indicates unconditional love.

The Angel between heaven and earth blending different elements into a harmonious substance represents a bridge between polarities like heaven and earth, masculine and feminine, beginning and end.

Temperance is a card of emotional and intuitive balance. The water depicted on the Temperance card indicates emotions and the connection to the subconscious (the foot in the water). Water is the essence of life.

The iris flower is indicative of the goddess Isis.

The winding road leading to a mountain range on the distant horizon depicted on the Temperance card depicts the soul’s journey. It tells of a difficult road to follow, but one must be aware that it leads to a place of peace and balance.

Above the mountain range is a crown surrounded by light, symbolizing the secret to eternal life.

Temperance is ruled by Scorpio and relates to Taurus, and looks at the self-discipline that is needed within our lives. One needs to accept that Temperance is the key to accept and that Temperance is also the key to the higher plans of consciousness.

Being ruled by Scorpio, Temperance asks that you guard against allowing another to draw too much energy and/or strength from you.

Temperance is the number 14, which reduces to the number 5. The number 14 indicates a karmic situation where people must learn independence, unity and justice.14 tells of creativity and warmth, but also offers a cautionary note that trials, tests and dangers will be encountered through life experiences. The 5 vibration indicates a time of many changes ahead.

Temperance appearing in a reading tells of a karmic situation where one will be forced to learn independence unity and justice. It also tells of a need to achieve balance, harmony and moderation in all things.

Appearing in a reading, Temperance asks you to maintain balance in your life. Do not be hasty or rush things at this time. Show inner-strength and patience and you will find success in your endeavours.

In a reading, Temperance indicates patience and control in any situation. Moderation is a good practice to follow. It indicates pleasure provided by harmonious surroundings and the blending of opposites.

Temperance in a reading signifies good self-control and a balanced personality. It suggests that balance and caution may be required in a situation that may involve arbitrating between two other parties. Perseverance and co-operation with others gladly given creates a successful mix of ideas and achieves the most successful outcome. When Temperance appears in a reading, it implies that things will proceed positively and all is coming together.

Appearing in a reading, Temperance indicates a focus on reassessing situations that had seemed to be in the past, but has re-emerged to be deal with yet again.

Temperance represents moderation, management and economy and tells that it may be necessary to live frugally and manage your affairs carefully, particularly at this time.

When Temperance appears in a spread it may indicate that things should not be rushed at this time as there is a need to take things one step at a time or/and within due course. Temperance indicates that both conscious and subconscious effort, as well as a good dose of patience will be needed to achieve a goal.

Appearing in a reading, Temperance tells of strengths gained from challenges faced.

Temperance may be implying that you are entering a time of recuperation, both spiritually and physically. At this time it is important to keep distractions to a minimum in order to complete the process of healing.

Temperance asks that you explore your emotions by considering the things you desire, and the things that you dread.

In a reading, Temperance counsels us that compromise is the answer to any and all problems.

Conflicts, competing interests, hostilities, mood swings, unhappiness, self-doubt, emotional instability, inconsistency, clumsiness, uncertainty,  indecision, inconstancy, excess, obsession, and lack of control.

When Temperance appears reversed in a spread it is indicating that energies are being scattered and wasted. It asks you to consider everything in your life. If you find lack, ensure that you build solid foundations before proceeding.

The reversed Temperance card may be implying that there has been a distinct lack of judgment shown in a situation which has caused emotional stress and tension. The message:  look before you leap.

Reversed, Temperance tells that you may be feeling self-indulgent at this time, leading to others becoming angered. To avoid this you should be more considerate of those around you.

When Temperance appears reversed in a reading it tells of a conflict of some kind. Changes will need to be made.

Temperance reversed tells of frustration through impatience bringing mood swings, personality conflicts and discord that leads to the inability to work as a team member. It implies an explosive mix of personalities with volatile tempers is not a good formula in business or personal relationships, so be warned.

Appearing reversed, Temperance indicates turbulence, uneasiness and bad timing. When Temperance is reversed it can presage upcoming discord. It may indicate unfortunate combinations, energies and frustrations. It tells of separation, discord and misunderstandings. It may indicate a conflict in personal and/or business affairs. 

Temperance reversed infers that energies are being wasted and scattered unnecessarily.


Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes
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  1. Thank you so much for this information. Incredibly helpful.

  2. Awesome. Very grateful and thankful.

  3. If this isn't the most accurate thing that I've read in my life, I don't know what is. I'm a Sagittarius and I was born on Dec.14th and being that Temperance is 14,everything in this article is all true. Thank you I needed this I will make changes to myself starting tody.