The Lovers card shows the bond between the feminine and the masculine. The image is representational for the Garden of Eden. Here we see a man and a woman in the lush garden with the temptations of fruit and snake. All while the great sun shines down on their bond.
The Lovers card represents a union and a duality. It can be between two people or two sides of yourself. Within ourselves there is a balance of feminine/masculine. A constant pull between emotion and the mundane. Its a card of choice of doing what feels right and doing what you feel you must do. It’s a connection to that inner self, the love you have for yourself and for another.
Other versions of this card show a couple either intertwined or receiving a blessing from above. The theme of the garden with temptation, the approval of God, the two sides being represented all represent two sides to one love.
Just as love between two people are unique on each side so is the love for yourself. The way you view yourself and the way you represent yourself to others. The way you are with your lover and the way you are with your family and friends.
Use this card and meditate on feeling both sides of love. Love for others and love for yourself. If you are confused between two lovers, are lacking love for yourself or need guidance on matters of love this card will help you.
From “A Guide to the new Palladini Tarot” by Susan Hansson
Numeral 6: Love, perfection, and harmony.
Hebrew Letter: Zayin: movement, sword. The sword cuts away old ties.
Cabalah: Path 7: Binah (mother) to Tifereth (son).
Astrological Influence: Gemini. The Gemini twins govern diversity, adaptability, duality, versatility, and choice.
Motto: “I think/I scheme.”