The virtue of Temperance, as reflected in Tarot card XIV, is the ability of an individual to control the self through moderation, softening the severe, becoming more gentle and mild, and bringing about a desirable state of blending or compromise around them.
The Tower is one of those cards that often brings fear to the hearts of those getting a reading. The imagery of the Tower is intense. If we reframed it as a card of enlightenment we could see it so differently.
Greece around 1200 BC consisted of around 20 different kingdoms loosely held into an alliance by a powerful, manipulative and controlling, ego-centric general called Agamemnon. This man exemplified the energy of The Emperor.