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temperance.jpg Synopsis
Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.

General Description
The meaning of the Temperance card is easier to understand if we call it "Moderation." It personifies the healthy opposite of the next card in the Tarot game - the Devil (XV), which stands for immoderation. Harmony, balance, composure, and peace of mind are the elements that characterize Temperance. This card, then, portrays the joyous experience of being healthy and inwardly balanced, liking and treating ourselves well. This results in our coming into harmony with our surroundings. Connected with the corresponding questions, this card stands for healing and recovery.


Illustrations of the Popular 1910 Deck are public domain


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