Temperance is all about finding the middle way. At the moment, your head and heart are in conflict – this is illustrated by her having one foot on land and one in the water. She’s also “testing the water” with one foot in – this is in contrast to the fool who just jumps in. You can be in peace with the things around you and find peace within yourself. While the Justice card was all about balance from a universal perspective, the Temperance card is about finding balance within.
Upright meaning: You’re dealing with a reconciliation of opposites in yourself. This is all about avoiding extremes and finding integration with the middle way. You’re listening to your inner voice and are making good choices. When the Temperance card appears, it is a reminder to be patient. Patience and moderation will bring about favorable results.
Reversal: Something is out of balance. You may be acting impulsively and being impatient. Consider things in your life that are out of balance. Return to the death card and meditate on what to leave behind.
The Temperance card is about self reflection to arrive at an inner peace. This card is all about an inner journey to grow. Through allowing this inner growth to occur, you’ll arrive at profound realization and balance.