And so to the wonderful LOVERS card in Tarot. Just the word THE LOVERS conjures up lovely feelings of love and intimacy. If you were going to a clairvoyante and wanted to know about your love life and got this card you would probably be beaming! Ha! The amazing thing about Tarot is...it is always MORE than that! not always obvious either!
I am continuing the JOURNEY OF LIFE series with this card next The Sixth card. The Lovers. Again this card can be pictorially depicted in various ways. So many decks and styles but intriguing to see how the artiste may have designed them. I personally always work with Raider Waite. They are probably the most severest looking Tarot cards out of those more regularly used or known. I like Raider Waite because I feel it doesnt pull any punches. If it wants you to feel an 'ouch' - you will! It isnt a deck to soften the blows. It is what it is and I respect that kind of severity element within it. On the other hand, I find it a very honest deck.
All that being said onto the Lovers. Again there are a million things I could think of to tell you how this card comes across to me. In readings remember, it will depend where it appears and what is being focused on but I am looking at it from my philosophical point of view. My own view of how this card fits into the JOURNEY OF LIFE. We have a path from the Fool and stages. This is the Sixth stage. Often it is thought of as a Summer card - sixth month. June. Some may not see that way. Irrelevant to what I want to talk about anyway. On this card we have two naked people, an Angel in between and a mountain. We look at this card and automatically think LOVE but in fact this card is not really about just Lovers. It also can represent FAMILY. When you see this card do you think of the Garden of Eden? you should! that is what you are looking at. That is where biblically mankind was made. Whether you believe the Bible or not we have the Adam and Eve story attached to that. It simply suggests that men and women were made there. Of course , if you want to delve there are a lot of contraversial matters and possible suggested hypocritical elements. On a religious level everyone would be entitled to what they felt and that is individual choice. I am not here to put forward a biblical story at all. Merely, I point out what it could appear to be in this card.
TAROT - THE JOURNEY OF LIFE - EXPLORATORY