Temperance is about blending and balancing all of the aspects in your life. Temperance is the mediator between outer conscious and inner self, the flowing of the past and future. Different aspects of your life will have more attention at one time than at another.
When this card comes up in your life, it’s important to be aware of what you need to do to bring more balance to your life.
The 14 reduces to 5, which is about adaptation and change. At different stages of your evolution you will give more energy to one role over another. The balance may be between where you have responsibilities such as to your family, work, art, spirit, intellect or whatever.
In the Tarot of Empowerment deck the Temperance card shows the split and the merging of the many roles and responsibilities one has in life. The woman is depicted moving from the conscious to the subconscious as she maintains balance in her life. The pillars represent the transition to the sacred and the unknown, while the nautilus symbolizes the ever increasing spiritual evolution. The butterfly represents transformation and the water reminds us of flow and healing powers of spirit in our lives.