Ah! The Lovers… most people light up when they see this card. Bright eyed and excited they say, “So a new love is coming into my life then… right? That’s what The Lovers means doesn’t it?”, Whoa! Slow down… not necessarily. This card has more than the superficial meanings when it shows up.
The Lovers card is often depicted with a man and woman lovingly embracing or being married, with angelic beings hanging overhead. This card heralds in great energy, anticipation and spiritual connection, but it also sends to us a challenge.
The Lovers card is more than just loving relationships; The Lovers card brings to us a choice. As there are two lovers, there are two paths. You must choose the one that is best for you. In every relationship there is the choice to commit and the choice to walk away.
The things I want to make clear is that The Lovers card doesn’t have to mean that a love relationship is coming into your life, it can and often it does, but on a deeper level it speaks of a challenge that you must devote much thought and energy to. Just as the lovers are graced by an angel over heard, you must know that there will be divine guidance with you and Universal order will always prevail… whether you take the long route or the short one.
When showing up in a reading The Lovers usually remind us that we have power in every situation, no matter how powerless we may feel. The path you are on now and the path you will take are all laid out by the choice that you make. We are on a constant journey and on some level we have pulled into our life the things that we need to learn and experience.
I feel that this card shows up when you are at a crossroad and in need of picking a path, a side or in need of a conclusion. If you receive this card, know that you need to take action instead of sitting around and waiting. Each decision you make trust in your intuition and know that each time you embrace your inner guidance… your spiritual relationship with yourself grows deeper and deeper.
I want you to affirm, “Each choice I make is rooted in my spiritual guidance and the wisdom of the universe. I walk down my next path, knowing I take one step closer to Spirit.”
© Shaheen Miro June 15, 2011