Is the Temperance yes or no in a Tarot reading? What is this major card trying to tell you?
The Temperance card is a major arcana and almost always an auspicious sign making it a good sign for a yes or no spread. Generally, this means the answer is yes! However, it’s also a call for patience and waiting for the right moment.
It’s a result you should be happy about but, if you really want to take the message of the cards, you should also dig a little deeper into the rest of the message as Temperance is trying to help you get what you want. It’s a great sign in a yes or no Tarot reading but there’s also a warning here.
Does the Temperance Mean Yes or No?
Generally, as with most major cards, Temperance means yes. We do the card (and ourselves) a disservice if we just leave it as simple as that, however. There are many other cards that could have given you a simple yes.
Temperance has some very specific guidance and it arrived for a reason.
Upright Temperance as Yes or No Question
Temperance is a symbol of balance, patience and purpose. If you’re able to align these things properly and find a balance then you’re going to see success. You might need to cooperate with others and perhaps find solutions through obstacles with compromise rather than force but you’re certainly equipped to get what you want here.
Reversed Temperance as Yes or No Question
Yes, but take a moment.
If the Temperance is reversed, this is telling you that you are out of balance and headed for discord. You may be acting hastily or overindulging in risky behavior. If this is the case, it is time to get back in line and re-align yourself. This is not the time to pressure yourself into making risky choices (even if it seems that way).
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Upright Temperance as Yes or No for Love
For love, and upright the Tarot card means that balance and moderation are key. You must find a balance in your love life, between giving and receiving. If you are too generous, you may end up exhausted and resentful. If you are too selfish, you may lose the love of your life. Cooperation with your partner is essential for a harmonious relationship.
This kind of connection is going to present itself to you (if it hasn’t already) and you might need to work a little to find this balance but there’s such an opportunity with incredible potential here.
Reversed Temperance as Yes or No for Love
Yes, as long as you…
Get yourself back in balance! Reversed, Temperance is a sign that something is off and holding you back. You may be too giving or too withholding. Often, this is because you feel rushed to find or further a relationship.
Take a moment. Take a breath. There’s some incredible potential here before you but you just need to approach it (and your own inner balance) properly. Hastiness and overindulgence can lead to risky behavior that can damage the relationship or the possibility of one. Take a step back. Take a moment. Restore some balance and harmony to your life and actually address the things that are causing you to rush. You’ll thank yourself for it later.
Upright Temperance as Yes or No for Advice
Yes, in moderation.
As an advice card, Temperance tells us to find balance in our lives. It’s a positive message but also a reminder that we need balance in our lives (both internally and externally). Finding this balance in one aspect of your life is going to attract success in unexpected areas elsewhere.
Reversed Temperance as Yes or No for Advice
Reversed, the card is a warning that things are out of balance and that’s going to take you down the wrong path. Possibly delaying your goals or possibly derailing them entirely. Be careful not to overindulge or act out in anger. Work with both others in your life and your own intuition to bring yourself back into harmony. Allowing things to spiral further out of control is going to make it harder to come back from. A reversed temperance urges you to exercise patience and moderation in order to restore balance in your life. This may not be easy, but it is important to get what you want.
If you are able to take this advice then things are going to look up for you quickly. Otherwise, the situation could deteriorate even further and you might find yourself further from your goals.
Upright Temperance as Yes or No for Career and Finance
For your finances and career, the upright Temperance is a call to be prudent and speak carefully before you speak – but if these are goals you truly want then you’re in a great position to see things go well. You may need to humble yourself a bit and put the needs of others before your own but it’s a good sign for financial abundance.
Things aren’t just going to be handed to you. It’s going to come through hard work and cooperation with those around you. In general, this is a time for being conservative in your actions and not taking unnecessary risks. If you are able to heed the message of this card, you will be rewarded with a sense of peace and security.
Reversed Temperance as Yes or No for Career and Finance
This is the one question where the answer is more of a warning to back away. Reversed, the symbology here is for imbalance and discord. You’re being too hasty or putting too much pressure on yourself. It may be time to take a step back, slow down and find some moderation in our actions. This can be difficult when we are feeling under pressure, but it is important to remember that balance is key if we want to maintain our success in the long term.
It doesn’t mean the answer is always going to be no.
But, in order to get what you want, you need to take a step back. Take a break. Finding this balance will let your financial situation improve but rushing ahead and ignoring this message is likely to set you back even further.
Temperance for Trust: Should You Trust Them?
For whether or not to trust someone, Temperance means trusting in moderation.
It’s a symbol of creating and maintaining balance, both with yourself and with those around you. Physically, mentally and spiritually you can trust others as long as you’re taking it slowly. No hasty leaps of faith and that might mean making a tough decision in the short term but it’s worth it.
Ultimately, the Temperance tarot meaning is about finding the middle ground and doing what is best for all involved. Including yourself. It may be that you should trust them but with caution. Allow things to progress slowly and back off the moment things feel off.