6. The Lovers

     The Lovers is the sixth card in the major arcana. This is the card that unites the conscious (1.The Magician) with the subconscious (2.The High Priestess). Being this is the sixth card of the journey it is the one that unites the male and female aspects of self, and that enjoins these two aspects with the Higher Power. When The Lovers comes into your spread it is there to particularly remind you "To thine own self be true"This is a card of discrimination. It's a card that teaches you how to seperate the facts from the fiction.
     When you look at this card it reminds you of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. There are two people a male and female leaving Eden because they had eaten of the fruit of forbidden knowlege. By the guile of the snake which is pictured in this card they became aware and their eyes were opened. The Archangel Michael stands above them preventing their return into the garden. This is the card of discernment, It's the acknowlegement that now that both the male and female have gained awareness they can no longer sit in the idle existance instead they must both venture into new discoveries. We also should be ready to venture into new discoveries. Too often we sit and wait for our lives to be simplified by Idly sitting and trying to let life just happen around us. This is a card of action. When this card comes in it means we have to step forward, unite our inner selves and nature, and to then adventure out into the unknown to establish our own Eden and inner truth.

Keywords for Interpretation
Marriage, family unity, community responsibility, beauty, harmony, balance, honesty
Divorce, dysfunction, anarchy, ugliness, discord, deception, treachery, entrapment

     There is a myriad of symbolisms on this and many of the other cards in both the major and minor arcana. In order to present a comprehensive and easy to use as a reference source set of pages for this and other cards, I will refrain from going into great detail regarding the individual symbols on the cards. On a future date I will go over the more explicit aspects of them. If you have a question regarding a particular symbol you can email me at Tamerin. I would also like to hear from you on some of your interpretations of this particular card or any other that you would like to discuss. Please use above email link.