Temperance in the Tarot of Quotes

temperance in the tarot of quotesTemperance is one of my favourite cards in the Tarot.

It’s a card of balance, harmony and healing.

In the RWS deck, the angel shown is Archangel Michael, but in my image it’s the angel of the North, situated near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.

I took the photo on my recent summer holiday, and I must say that the angel is quite a wonderful and impressive monument when you stand right in front of it.

Astrologically, Temperance in the tarot is associated with Sagittarius, which symbolises the need to create the perfect mix of opposites to achieve harmonious balance and healing.

This skilful blending can be quite an art – intuitive, playful, experimenting, sometimes difficult to master. Hence Temperance is named Art in Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot.

By blending opposites such as yin/yang, wants/needs, less/more, work/life, strengths/weaknesses, excess/abstinence, virtues/vices, we can achieve moderation, tolerance and compromises without losing out.

Temperance in the tarot embodies a harmonious healing balance of mind, body and spirit; it is also a part of the transformational process.

What opposites in your life or within yourself do you need to blend in order to create harmony?

For more insight on Temperance and all other tarot cards, please check out my ebook The Cosmic Faery Tarot Guidebook

Warmest wishes,


Author: Christiane

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6 thoughts on “Temperance in the Tarot of Quotes”

  1. Wow , that’s exactly what I needed to read today as getting balance is topic of the week as feel stretched all over the place. Going to breathe in that thank you – think I need more sleep that will create harmony

    1. It’s so important to get the balance right, but the mix needs to be fine-tuned all the time, which can surely stretch us at times! Thank you, Mary, for stopping by 😉

  2. Amazing statue, and a great question about blending opposites, something I will ponder on.

  3. I’ve found that temperance is a huge virtue. Learning to create an invisible shield from toxicity helps us allow offenses to roll off of our backs.
    It’s quite easy for me nowadays to not react when someone offends me.
    The only times I don’t act with as much temperance is when someone messes with someone that I love 🙂

    1. Yes, quite often it’s more difficult to practice Temperance when a loved one gets hurt rather than yourself. It’s natural to have the urge to protect the ones you love, but just being aware of Temperance can sometimes help to stay calmer than usual 😉 Thank you for stopping by, Eren 😉

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