6 THE LOVERS VI
CORRESPONDING I CHING:
The Divinatory meaning of The Lovers tarot card is magnetism and attraction, desire, relationships and beauty.
The 6 pointed star
(Spiritual Animal Symbology)
The Ruling Master of The Lovers is the Master Kathumi. The Master Kathumi is an initiate of wisdom and love. He helps those who are working on self-awareness, and he bestows special energies in this area. Many of Earth’s mysteries which have long been a source of curiosity to mankind will be clarified through the Master Kathumi's spiritual manifestation. This is due in part to the shift in mass consciousness, which also has its effect on life Universally.
The Master Kathumi watches over numbers 6, 15 and 24, and those born in June.
The Master Kathumi works on the energy of the 2nd Ray of love and wisdom, and he attempts to transform the current dogmatic thinking of some religious faiths into the concept of unconditional love.
TREE OF LIFE:
Within the Tree of Life, on Pathway 6 of the Cabala connects the sephira BINAH (3) keyword: understanding, to TIPHARETH (6) keyword: beauty
The energies of The Lovers combines understanding with beauty to enable us to experience satisfying relationships. In addition to developing meaningful relationships with others, The Lovers help us to be honest and happy within.
Parsley is a diuretic and digestive. The roots are considered an aphrodisiac. It is said to counteract impotence, and both the leaves and the roots are used as a digestive and diuretic.
Symbolically, Parsley is used for a lack of love and attraction to others. It is also used to counteract self-centeredness and a tendency to stress and anger.
The Lovers card is not so much about love itself, but about decision-making and commitment. The Lovers card is representative not only of crucial life choices, but also of lovers, couples, and other partnerships, like business partners, twins, friends etc.
The young man between two women, depicted on The Lovers card, is symbolic of the struggle of trying to decide whether to follow ones' heart or ones' temptation/obligation.
The Lovers tarot card symbolizes the choices that must be made to progress and grow on the way to higher self-awareness, and these choices may reflect emotional values, indecisiveness, hesitation, and/orour fears about making the wrong choice. This applies not only to love relationships and marriages but it is applicable to any relationship where people may be drawn together be it a business partnership or a casual, recreational one.
The Lovers tarot card is one of ‘uncertainty’.
The Lovers card is very much concerned with fate and Divine power. It shows that one needs to keep faith in order to prosper.
Lovers depicts two people standing side by side and coming together in harmony, and asks to look at the harmony within the self. It also tells of a combining of understanding and beauty to have a satisfactory relationship. It tells of allowing the balance of energies to be within a positive relationship on all levels eg. spiritual, mental and physical.
The messages of The Lovers can penetrate the ego and release the karmic desires of the higher self.
The Lovers tells of the inner and outer aspects of life on the Earthplane.
The Lovers convey all that is human in the ways of love - the mysteries of relationships which embrace romance, innocence, courtship, commitment and marriage. This also includes all the confusion, miscommunications, trials and tribulations to do with human relationships.
The Lovers indicate that harmony and success depend upon co-operation between the consciousness and the unconsciousness, and are symbolic of the conscious looking toward the sub-conscious.
The man looks to the woman, but she looks to Archangel Raphael to obtain Divine guidance and wisdom. The man symbolizes the ‘conscious intellect’, whilst the woman represents the ‘subconscious.
The angel depicted is the ‘Angel of Mercury’ - the Archangel Raphael - the Angel of Air. Raphael bestows blessings upon humanity and represents Divine Wisdom and guidance from the super-conscious.
The tree behind the man depicted in The Lovers card displays twelve flames, indicating the Zodiac. The tree is the Tree of Life bearing 12 fruits.
Behind the woman depicted in The Lovers card is the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ representing good and evil.
The mountain behind the two figures indicates the spiritual climb and aspirations. It also tells of the possibilities of attainment. The mountain represents fruitfulness and correct thought.
The two Lovers have their hands open and up-turned, signifying that the right decision will be made if there is careful thought and consultation. This applies to any major decision, such as getting married, moving home or changing occupations. The hands out-stretched indicate the cosmic life force. The energy can be seen flowing from the woman’s hand.
The symbol for The Lovers is the 6 pointed star, and depicts the two triangles of creation in equal balance - spiritual and love.
The green snake on the tree tells of wisdom and redemption.
The Sun beaming down brings thoughts of happiness and the clouds indicate spiritual love between two people.
Being linked to Venus, The Lovers bring in gentle and higher energies of the love nature, and the Divine Essence of love. This brings in the energies of giving and sharing, beauty and value, and rules harmony, charm, poetry and art.
With the influence of Mercury, The Lovers tell you to keep your feet on the ground and not always have your head in the clouds. It asks you to learn the art of correct thinking and communication, both of which are very valuable within relationships.
The number 6 is the number of unconditional love, and asks that we learn to give and receive love. It asks us to learn to distinguish between the many different types of love.
The Lovers are often perceived to represent the ‘soul mate’ or romantic unions we encounter during our lives. It may also though, indicate a ‘marriage of convenience’ or a mis-match of energies, therefore, it is important to exercise discretion and discernment to properly interpret the card’s meaning, and the meanings of the cards that fall around it.
In a reading, The Lovers tell of mutual love and a well-matched couple. The Lovers tells of mutual attraction and implies that relationships will be loving and all trials overcome.
The Lovers appearing in a tarot spread may be indicating that a new relationship will be successful and of deeper significance than previously experienced. If already involved in a relationship, The Lovers show that any problems will be overcome and that old bonds are still strong.
Lovers in a spread may be indicating a choice of two pathways or choices, and the need to look carefully at one’s choices as each choice leads to different future events and/or consequences. The Lovers ask that you select your path with care as the outcome is very important, so be sure it is the one you truly wish to undertake.
The Lovers in a reading may be implying that you have an important choice (or choices) to make. The Lovers card implies that with careful consideration any major decision should turn out positively. Consider everything carefully as the outcome will be vitally important. You are asked to make firm decisions, then follow them through with conviction.
The Lovers tell that there is a need to learn how to handle responsibility and use your own deep feelings so you will have the ability to help and comfort others.
When appearing in a reading, The Lovers implies that it may be a most opportune time to alter areas or aspects of your life that you are not completely satisfied with.
In the context of a reading The Lovers may indicate problems solved and new projects embraced.
The Lovers card is a number 6, and sixes in a reading indicate adaptability and the ability to change in times of difficulty.
Procrastination, bad decisions, confusion, miscommunications, trials and tribulations, indecision, discord, strong opposition, arguments, disagreements, pressure.
When The Lovers appear reversed in a reading, it may depict a situation where a strong opposition is felt. This may cause you great concern.
The reversed Lovers card tells of the probability of making a wrong choice or decision. It brings a warning against making a hasty decision or not making a decision at all, and letting important issues go unresolved. Be sure to make the right move that suits you best.
In a reading, The Lovers reversed may be telling of a possible love triangle, too hasty a marriage, or disharmony within a relationship.
Reversed, The Lovers may be depicting someone who may want the ‘best of both worlds’, and this may cause a rift within a relationship. It may be telling that frustration caused by indecision is resulting in discordance within relationships. This may relate to a lover, family, friend or work relationships. Therefore, it is an excellent time to pay attention to just how well you are interacting with those whom you are in close contact with. If there is discord involved a spouse, marriage counseling may be needed to help see each other’s point of view, otherwise there is a possibility of separation of divorce. Do not allow interference from inexperienced outsiders. Instead, seek professional counseling if there is a need for family or personal insight.
The Lovers reversed suggest that love affairs may not be as they seem as there is deceit or abuse of your trust. It may also be telling of unhappiness caused by those around you. Do not ignore the signs or situation, instead, investigate and then find a satisfactory solution.
The Lovers, reversed, may be indicating a break-up of a relationship, dis-harmony within a marriage, separations, disagreements and divorces.
The Lovers, when reversed, may be implying that temptations loom and can be very strong, which may seem very attractive at the outset, but you are asked to consider everything very, very carefully. You are advised to use your willpower to resist … otherwise you will bear the consequences of your actions.
Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes
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