Additional deck interpretation:
Temperance points you towards a path of learning the value of balancing the elements in your life as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth. This is the equilibrium level on your continuous cycle of change.
At times you will find yourself impatiently chafing against the slowness of life, but this card teaches you that true success and enlightenment come from the achievement of staying balanced.
Everything you do in life requires the balancing of opposites, but imbalances often takes you by surprise. You need to adjust those highs and lows so your spirit does not soar up and down like a roller coaster.
You might feel you need constant change to stay happy and then discover that your craving for new experiences has unexpected consequences. You leap into danger that you did not see coming, your luck SHUTS OFF and you are sent into a healing cycle.
Time heals all wounds and sometimes you need a temporary separation to reevaluate your situation before starting a new journey. Temperance requires you to ponder all decisions well before acting.
Numerical Number 14: This number is related to independence through inner motivation. Independence will lead you to success, but you need to modify and temper experimental behavior to achieve success and growth.
Temperance's number 14 consists of: 1 (a new beginning) + 4 (cleansed and purified to build a new foundation) = 5 (the unpredictable lifestyle change).
The Element of Fire: Temperance is associated with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (the traveler who loves freedom and hates to feel trapped) and the Planet Jupiter (expansion and good luck).
Probable Outcome: You are not letting everything drive you because you have found your peaceful place within you and you are taking care of yourself and thinking things through before you take the leap of faith.
It's also possible that you need a temporary separation from others to figure something out to find your direction.
Temperance reveals liars and cleanses the situation with integrity. If you told a white lie, you might be ready face the consequences and purify yourself.
You might be ready to commit to a new healthy lifestyle, or commit to a new business or personal relationship because you have found the right fit.
Possible Outcome: You might be lacking patience and moderation and are not ready to think something through before you take the leap of faith.
You might let everything drive you because you have not found your peaceful place within. You are rushing around, working a million tasks at once and not taking care of yourself.
A white lie you told may be revealed, or a white lie that that someone else told, when revealed, sends you into an emotional whirlwind. It's possible you found out that your lover is cheating on you, or others are gossiping and spreading rumors.
Then again, you might not be able to channel Temperance's energies into your life at this time. If this is the case, you are not ready to slow down because you need to meet important deadlines, or it's possible that you cannot understand why someone hurt you, or why someone gave you your freedom to explore other opportunities.
Timing: Temperance predicts that an important event may occur within the next 30 days.