Let’s talk about love, love, love, love
That’s all I am dreaming of (Modern Talking)
I often wonder about a lot of music being about love, heartache, an emotion so strong it either turns our world upside down or makes us walk on a cloud!! I for one, love being in love. I love the heady rush it gives me when I am with that someone special or the love I feel when I watch my boys sleep. It is the same love which makes my mum wake at 4:00 AM to see me off catch a flight.
The power of love literally sets the universe in motion.
At times I vacillate in my airy Libran way between being a full on sucker for love and examining it under a microscope with proper scientific objectivity. After agonizing on the pro’s and con’s and a weary mind and still undecided I let it rest. It’s a curious subject, love, and it is no less curious in tarot when it appears as the Major Arcana card: The Lovers.
This time I was doing a “work” reading for a guy who was trying to figure out how to operate in his current rigid organisation.
In a romantic relationship it’s fairly common to get the Lovers card, but in a work scenario – it sort of baffles you. You stare at the image of the passionate couple and think…WTF? Originally, it probably didn’t have much more to represent than our well known concept of romantic love.
In Astrology, the Lovers card is represented by the planet Venus, which governs the signs of Taurus and Libra. The zodiac sign associated with the Lovers is Gemini. The two figures in the Lovers card are blessed and protected by the angel in the clouds above them. This angel, in particular, is Raphael, the angel of Air.
The fallback meaning is of “choice” and of following one’s heart to make that choice, so at least there is that.
When the Lovers card appears in a reading, it is important to think about what decisions and choices you are facing. The fact that the Lovers is a Major Arcana card indicates that these decisions or choices are incredibly important and significant so it is essential that you choose the right path.
Sure, there could be an easy option available but you will need to ask yourself whether this is the right path for you in the long run. If you find yourself at a moral crossroads where you must choose between taking the moral high ground or the low ground, then you need to consider all consequences before acting.
The Lovers card highlights that your own value system is being challenged, and you must make a definite choice based on that system.
So which is it? True love? The kind poets only dream about? Or decision and choice? The Lovers card is a reminder that balance is essential. Although the heightened experience of whirlwind passion is incredibly delicious – deep inside we know that this experience alone doesn’t make a solid foundation and it seldom lasts.
Common sense will prevail if you’re asking a question having nothing to do with relationships and The Lovers appears. Of course it could possibly be saying that in the course of working on your new movie script, you will meet your soulmate in the coffee shop just like in the movies, but if nothing else in the cards indicates such, you really must lean towards the concept of choosing a heartfelt and heart-directed path over another “more sensible” option.
In addition, at #6 the Lover’s card is about “harmony.” It’s about something that speaks to you, that you “know” and recognize as your inner voice.
You could also experience this psychic attraction to something small like a pair of shoes you have to have, or a rock band whose music says all you ever wanted to say. Or you might be drawn to something huge, a plot of land you want to own, or someone else’s boyfriend/girlfriend who, at first sight, makes you think: “That’s my husband/wife.” heheheh