Temperance advises to be frugal, self-controlled, and careful. Some type of harmony must be achieved to successfully blend various areas of your life, find balance between your material and spiritual world.
When Temperance appears in your spread adjustments are required in your life: if you are working too hard you need to slow down; if you are caught in a bad relationship, you need to end it; if you are spending too much money, you need to cut back; if you are being
too hard on yourself, you need to lighten up; if you are abusing drugs or alcohol, you need to be kinder to your health; etc... You get the picture.
Temperance is not telling you to be perfect, quite the opposite; moderation, compromise and patience are the key words in this card.
Temperance speaks of the importance of balance. We all need a blend of spiritual and secular elements in our lives.
Sometimes, this card might describe someone who will be a good influence in your life. It could be a friend helping you through a hard patch, a mentor or a counsellor. Or, YOU could be filling this role for someone else. If this is the case, beware not to let it get to your head and keep the balance in your life.