7. La Temperance

Temperance from Tarocchino Arlecchino.

About the Card

English Name(s)



  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 10
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump XIIII

Image Description

Temperance sits and pours red liquid from one pitcher into another. One pitcher is in each hand, and the liquid flows in a long stream across her body. She wears a dress decorated with black and white diamonds, with pink armor on her chest and pink gloves. Her mask is black with a green border and she wears a soft white hat. A cloth with red, blue, green, and yellow diamonds is draped over her lap, and her black shoes are visible beneath her dress, with toes pointing toward each other. There are two red, black, and gold solar discs in the upper corners of the sky.

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Temperance, moderation, discretion, continence, abstinence, sobriety, frugality, chastity, patience, calm, restraint, accommodation, regard, consideration, mending, mediation, softening, musical tempering, air temperature, climate, temperament.


Priest, minister, performer of sacrifices, priesthood, clergy, church, council, synod, religion, sect.