Temperance – Kindness Untamed

Temperance


 
Temperance is the fifteenth card in the Major Arcana. It is a card of harmony, moderation, and cooperation. Through patience and composure, you can achieve both inner growth and external goals. You have left the guise of the Fool behind, and therefore must learn to take your time rather than rushing in where angels might fear to tread. When Temperance appears, it is a sign that, at this time, slow and steady will win the race. If the card is reversed, you may find that your progress has stalled, perhaps after a time of excess. Temperance invites you to take time to restore both inner and outer balance, and assures you that you will feel all the better for it.


Nicole as Temperance

When we first meet Nicole, she seems to really know what she wants in life. As her character continues to develop, much like the Temperance card, we see Nicole begin to display immense amounts of patience and cooperation, regardless of her confusion about what’s really going on around her in Purgatory. As Temperance reversed, we see Nicole’s inner struggles with her past and how it reflects in her future, causing more of an imbalance at times. This forces her to rely on the help of others to take time to regain her balance.
 

00_thefool
 
0
Upright:
new beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit
Reversed: holding back, recklessness, risk-taking, inconsideration
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
01_themagician
 
I
Upright:
action, power, self-empowerment, manifestation
Reversed: manipulation, poor planning, untapped talents
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
02_thehighpriestess
 
II
Upright:
intuition, the subconscious mind, higher powers
Reversed: need to listen to inner voice, withdrawl and silence
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
03_theempress
 
III
Upright:
femininty, motherhood, beauty, nurturing, abundance
Reversed: creative block, dependence on others, neglect
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

04_theemperor
 
IV
Upright:
authority, structure, solid foundation, father-figure
Reversed: domination, excessive control, lack of discipline, inflexibility
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
05_thehierophant
 
V
Upright:
group identification, conformity, tradition, beliefs
Reversed: personal beliefs, freedom, challenging the status quo
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
06_thelovers
 
VI
Upright:
love, union, relationships, value alignment, choices
Reversed: disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of values
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
07_thechariot
 
VII
Upright:
determination, control, will power, victory, assertion
Reversed: lack of control, opposition, aggression, powerless
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

08_strength
 
VIII
Upright:
strength, courage, patience, influence, compassion
Reversed: self-doubt, low energy, lack of self-discipline
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
09_thehermit
 
IX
Upright:
soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance
Reversed: isolation, loneliness, withdrawl, misfit, lost
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
10_wheeloffortune
 
X
Upright:
good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
Reversed: bad luck, breaking cycles, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
11_justice
 
XI
Upright:
justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law, responsibility
Reversed: unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

13_thehangman
 
XII
Upright:
pause, surrender, restriction, letting go, sacrifice
Reversed: martyrdom, indecision, delay, stalling, resistance
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
12_death
 
XIII
Upright:
endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition
Reversed: resistance to change, unable to move on, delayed endings
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
14_temperance
 
XIV
Upright:
balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning
Reversed: imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision, self-healing
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
15_thedevil
 
XV
Upright:
shadow self, attachment, addiction, sexuality, materialism
Reversed: detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

17_thetower
 
XVI
Upright:
disaster, upheaval, chaos, sudden change, revelation
Reversed: avoidance of disaster, spiritual growth, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
16_thestar
 
XVII
Upright:
hope, spirituality, renewal, inspiration, serenity
Reversed: lack of faith, despair, discouragement, inner child
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
18_themoon
 
XVIII
Upright:
illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, subconscious
Reversed: release of fear, repressed emotions, unhappiness, confusion
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
20_thesun
 
XIX
Upright:
fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality, joy, enlightment
Reversed: temporary depression, lack of success, overly optimistic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

 
19_judgement
 
XX
Upright:
judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution, awakening
Reversed: self-doubt, refusal of self-examination, inner critic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
21_theworld
 
XXI
Upright:
successful conclusion, possibilities, accomplishment, travel
Reversed: lack of completion, lack of closure, delayed success
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
 

 

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