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VI, The Lovers

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on February 14, 2011 | Comments (2)

How very lucky that our peek at the Lovers comes on Valentine’s Day?

Traditionally, this card was called The Lover and showed a young man who looked as if he were choosing between two women…young and pretty or not-so-pretty but more well-to-do.

Although now we call it the Lovers and speak of relationships, with others and with ourselves, we really aren’t that far from the traditional consideration when you dig deeper.

Whether you are choosing between potential life partners, trying to work out a relationship, or reconciling opposites within yourself, you are doing one thing: creating your character. For it is our choices and our actions based on those choices that determine who we are.

When this card comes up, I always think of choices made based on the heart. To me, the advice here is simple: make the choice that makes your heart sing with joy.

The Lovers from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By Diana
on February 14th, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

What a gorgeous card! I’ve found that Lovers can get a touch more complicated than that – in this day and age, we’re not living in a binary universe of “him or him,” or “this or that.” When you suddenly find yourself facing option A, B, C or D you may love all the choices but be looking for the ones that harmonize the best to a tune you won’t tire of!

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#2 
Written By Eanna
on February 20th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

Is the Lovers card always about people? or can it be a choice to be made at work or spirituality? I always thought it was a choice of people, but my surrounding cards intuitively told me of some other kind a choice. Please help me understand.

xoxo

Eanna.

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