Upright Meaning

  • Adaptation
  • Self-control
  • Moderation
  • Harmony

Reversed Meaning

  • Feeling shipwrecked
  • Hostility
  • Unfortunate combinations

I flow and adapt with ease.  

Temperance Overview

In this card the Archangel Michael shows us the energy of self-control and adaptation. He had one foot in the water and one on the land, symbolizing the material world and that of the subconscious. He is comfortable in either place. In his hands he carefully pours water from one golden chalice to another. These two cups represent the conscious and the subconscious. Our imagination and will is purified so that when we flow between the two cups – we loose nothing in the process. This balance connects us simply to the universal energies and higher powers. Should this card show up reversed in a reading the querent may feel shipwrecked and unsure of how to proceed. They need to be more in touch with the divine in order to find some relief for their situation.

Questions for You to Meditate On

Where does my life need more balance?

How well do I change or adapt to new circumstances? 

How do I deal with my emotions when I’m experiencing a large loss or failure