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The Lovers

True love is judgement free. When you connect to real, infinite love, you see everything through this lens, instead of approaching things through fear, hate or judgement of others. Cleanse your ego and find this pure energy — then, spread it.


crystal miel cossey, 2018/12/10 18:13

General Meaning

Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally The Lovers Tarot card reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice – the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship – instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

In the Advice Position

Creative compromise helps you accept your commitments fully.

The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.

The Lovers card advises that you study your options and make the wisest choice. Carefully consider your long-term interests. There is no judgment on what you choose to keep from the array of possibilities before you. Just watch out for choices that will produce dissatisfaction and discontent.

Be willing to make some compromises, then stick with the commitments you finally make. Trust your intuition along with your rational intellect, and once you make your choice, carry it out with conviction.

Natalie, 2017/02/04 10:24

Most people when they see this card think the obvious but lovers not always the typical man and woman as shown in the artwork. Lovers signifies intimacy with giving and taking. The time to have no guards up and be free to be you. No clothing or cloaking. No lies no deception. Just pure sharing of one's thoughts, hopes, dreams, feeling and empathy. Sharing and caring. Unconditional Love in it's purest form, simplicity of just trusting that you are in the right place at the right time and the universe is saying just be YOU> You are perfection, You are LOVE and LOVED.

Wayne, 2017/01/17 18:28

Moving past our fears seems to be a recurring theme over the past months. Moving past our fears of what others are going to do; past what others think about us; past the judgments, both real and imagined, that others are projecting on us.

Being ourselves and being present in this moment with all of ourselves is our ongoing challenge. Only when we are fully present can we reflect the infinite love of the Divine through our glass. Remember that we are the light of this world, if we aren't, then I ask you, WHO WILL BE?

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