The Lovers: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
1-19-21 through 1-26-21
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.
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.
Even deeper, 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 – all these things are necessary to 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 is transiting Air-sign Aquarius. Mercury is currently transiting Aquarius where it will retrograde later this month. While direct, this energy is beneficial. We’re open minded. This is a perfect time for introspection and self-reflection.
“Lovers forever, face to face. My city, your mountains – stay with me, stay…”*
This energy is likely to find us focusing on our work and careers. Take a long view and look at your options with calm objectivity.
On January 20th Saturn (in Aquarius) semi-squares Neptune (in Pisces). We may feel disillusioned. There challenges to and tests of our dreams and aspirations. This may dishearten us. We may shirk responsibilities, ignore obligations or waste time.
It’s crucial that we use this energy to realign our goals. Reassess what you most value.
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 quote: “Leather and Lace” Stevie Nicks
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