The Temperance card of the Major Arcana of the tarot represents moderation and balance in life. Temperance also represents patience and finding ways to be patient, staying calm, and finding the middle road for the prevention of extremes. It is the card that represents harmony as well as connecting with your guides when you need some spiritual help as everyone does whenever they encounter a tough situation.
Therefore, if you are anxious about something important happening quickly that cannot be rushed, this card delivers important messages in this type of situation. In order to remain patient and calm at the same time, which is a challenge when you are really looking forward to something is to call upon your guides for spiritual help. That will help you find it within to be patient with the situation you are in.
An example of this scenario would be someone who is extremely anxious to leave their job that is unsatisfying. However, they know they cannot quit without finding another job. Therefore, they must stay calm and patient as they keep looking for a job. And they know they don’t have a choice in this matter since they need income to pay for their necessities. The Temperance comes in to remind them that this cannot be rushed and it will happen at the right time. In the meantime find it within to be calm.
Another example is the high schooler is disliking a subject but has to hang in there to finish up, do his best with it to pass it for it to be over.
When Temperance comes up in reverse, it is indicative of a lack of patience, there is disharmony, and a lack of balance in life. It can also represent the onset of illness.
Astrologically this card is tied to Sagittarius as it is a highly spiritual sign, and it is the 14th card of the Major Arcana. The Enneagram type this card is tied to is type 9.