XIV Temperance (Sagittarius) ‘The Alchemy of Humanity’s Water & Wine’

Temperance is an alchemical card. Medieval alchemy was fundamentally about trying to transform the essence of things, usually from something base to something refined. The most obvious and well known example is the attempt to turn lead into gold, but more broadly, alchemy can be understood as the attempt to purify and refine, not only with physical objects (such as metals) but with the human soul itself. Spiritually then, XIV Temperance is about the transformation of the soul in this manner and specifically about taking parts of the soul and concentrating them into something whole and beautifully unique.