In the Temperance card one of the herons wings is partly extended as if it is fanning the flame to just the right degree to produce the correct balance and flow between the combined elements. It is integrating the masculine (fire, yang) and feminine (water, yin) aspects to produce wholeness. It could also be perceived as listening to intuition (feminine) and acting on it (masculine) in order to produce the best results. It represents harmony and balance between the fiery energy of action and the watery energy of feeling. The heron balances opposing forces so that neither property becomes excessive. This can be equated with moderation and cooperation.