6. THE LOVERS

THE LOVERS TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): a choice, dualities, harmony, a lover or romantic relationship, friendship, unity, the choice to allow yourself to fall in love, healthy boundaries, soulmates, love

Shadow Seer (Reversed): a break in communication, disharmony, an opportunity to focus on self-love, giving away power in a relationship, the loss of self, too many expectations of others, manipulation, co-dependency, an imbalanced partnership, not able to choose between two people

THE LOVERS OVERVIEW

Two souls intertwined gaze attentively at one another. Like Yin and Yang, they are part of the duality that exists when The Lovers card is drawn. She carries with her the initiation and the markings that she learned in Key 5 (the Hierophant.) Who she is today is a result of everything she has done and experienced, and she carries her wounds, her desires, and her beliefs into this forthcoming duality. The spinning spirals of emotion and attraction lull them into euphoria, and she knows there is always a choice in this card: to really allow herself to fall into this partnership and become a part of another thing, or to block off her heart and not fully experience what this love has to offer. 

Her hair flows towards him, and attraction threatens to whisk it all away. She remembers that clenching on to any one thing in fear will not keep it with her in the long run. Cupid marks her arm with a new sigil, and she takes one step closer, promising to remain true to her heart no matter what happens, and to love herself so completely that she can support this pairing with her own light, her love and her magic.

Mastering self-love is the key to balance the duality of any relationship. As with all willing partnerships, the choice to step into vulnerability must be made consciously.

MESSAGE FROM THE LOVERS

Magnetism like magic is coming into your life. You are sitting on the cusp of a new connection, union or partnership: a type of profound connection that happens when two souls are entwined, and their entanglement forever marks their individual paths. You may be deepening into the truest of loves, a kinship of kindreds, or the heaviest of romances. This relationship has the power to change your trajectory and fill your heart with all the passion and spark of two souls in love. Often this card signifies that an important choice needs to be made. Notice the hypnotic energy that happens between two people who have made the choice to shift into a relationship. Will you decide to merge into this mixing of energies, or not? Falling deeply into trust and freely giving your energy to another will be necessary if you want to forge this partnership and create a lasting bond. While partnerships can be beautiful gifts on the path, you must also seek to give fully without weakening your resolve to remain whole. Your personal growth edges around vulnerability, honesty, desire (and your boundaries around intimacy) are being called into the light.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Are you able to bring yourself fully to a partnership at this time?
• What shadow might you be projecting onto others in your relationships?
• Are you open to collaborating with others? Or to having a romantic relationship with another soul? If yes, how are you calling them in?
• What steps have you been taking to inform the Universe that you are here, and that you are ready?

@skymancer I see a strong, long-term, dedicated and passionate love. One where both members aren’t afraid to get vulnerable and bare everything, from the intensely beautiful to the ragged truths we’re not so proud of. This card is everything, fully representing the full-blown effect of being madly in love and deeply connected to another being, project, or other endeavor you love.

@keri_anneeee Love the connection of the third eye. wow!

@hicynthh This makes me feel safe, warm and loved. The woman looks like she’s been through pain and struggle & has healed from a toxic situation. She looks like she’s ready for a second chance in love, and she’s ready to receive the blessings the Universe has in store for her.

@moonrosehealing To me it not only represents divine masculine and divine feminine, it represents the balance we maintain between human experience and universal connection. It is a very loving, secure yet mystical feeling card to me.

@alisondallason When I was a little girl I used to hold my mom’s hair when she slept next to me on nights I was afraid to sleep alone. Touching others in less-attended-to places is a demonstration of intimacy, closeness, connection, trust. I see a level of love that extends well beyond sexuality and delves into an understanding of someone else’s needs and how to meet them by speaking your partner’s language. It’s an art form, not just a show of emotion.

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