One of the four humours, related to the season of
spring and the element of air. It denotes a warm and moist temperament and the
word ‘sanguine’ is often used to describe someone who is easy-going, well
balanced, optimistic and cheerful; being in no way extreme in their reactions.
In physiology the sanguine humour is traditionally reputed to be seated in the
blood, which disseminates nourishment through the veins to support the
principle of digestion.