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

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...