The Lovers: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
9-07-21 through 9-14-21
The Lovers is this week’s Tarotcast card. This is one of those cards with an obvious meaning on its face. On one level, this card represents romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage.
But one of the deeper meanings of this card is the importance of choice. Making correct choices applies to our whole lives, not only our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need to find personal fulfillment.
Deeper yet, this card is a symbol of alchemical work. The synthesis of duality through the mystical marriage or union of twins. The uniting of identical things that appear separate or different. These are the two aspects of our ourselves – our human nature.
On the Tree of Life, the Lovers card travels Path 17. It joins sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) with sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword). Surprising? It seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. Yet as a “weapon” the sharp blade of intellect cuts through illusion and irrelevancy. A sword comes to a point – and these things are all necessary in choosing well.
The Lovers card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. Here are The Twins. Identical in appearance and complementary in nature, they symbolize the union of opposites. They merge into totality; two become one, and duality resolves into unity.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Virgo. Like Gemini, Virgo has Mercury as its ruling planet. Also, we’re likely still feeling the effects of the New Moon in Virgo.
This lunation encourages us to take charge of our lives. Get organized. Review, edit and refine your work. This is especially productive for written communication. Start or restart healthy routines.
“Lovers forever, face to face. My city, your mountains – stay with me, stay…”
Mercury is transiting Air-sign Libra. This will have a positive effect on all matters of unity and partnership. That includes romantic commitments and marriage. The focus is teamwork. We play nice and we play fair.
Mars is currently transiting Virgo. This energy can make us short-tempered. We may need complete transparency when it comes to others’ intentions. Impatience and anger can flare up. Manage your expectations. Be prepared to give other people their space.
“With a friend, I can smile, but with a lover I could hold my head back, I could really laugh…”
Mars enters Libra on September 14th, the last day of this forecast period. We seek security and stability. It’s easy to identify areas of inefficiency and waste. Finding better methods and improving current ones creates harmony.
“I’ve been your lover from the womb to the tomb…”
Virgo and Libra energies complement the energy of this week’s card. Avoid the Virgo tendency to over-analyze and the Libra tendency for indecision.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Lovers card brings indecisiveness. Inconsistency. Unenlightened self-sacrifice, imbalance, and a lack of self-insight or self-knowledge block our progress.
Let’s focus on decision-making from our hearts this week. We can muster the courage and awareness to act in our own best interests without selfishness or ego.
Power colors: orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.
Power stones: carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.
Power metals: Mercury is this week’s metal. Impossible to wear. Still, it’s a reminder to remain adaptable and flexible in deciding your best course of action.
Power fragrances: Sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris. These aid in integrating mind, heart, body and spirit.
Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary. Brew tea from peppermint. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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- Lyrics quotes: “Leather and Lace” ~ Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (Stephanie Nicks)
- “Love and Affection” ~ Joan Armatrading (Joan Armatrading)
- “Hymn to Her” ~The Pretenders (Meg Keene)
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