Temperance is the card of balance, moderation, and pragmatic thinking. It teaches that, to bring things into balance, you must seek common ground with all involved and react calmly. Speak the truth evenly, without either anger or indecision. Rather than taking off in uncharted directions that can take you far off course, follow the road through the center. Temperance gives you plenty of choices to bear left or right when necessary, but keeps you close to the safety of the well-worn path. Light this candle to encourage moderation and pragmatic thinking to avoid bad decisions and bring your situation into balance.