Sunday, January 7, 2018

Who are you; who who, who who

To thine ownself be true...

I don't often draw The Lovers or in this case Love.  I think Love was originally the name for this card and possibly more suited.  When I bought this deck I was enchanted with this card and The Star card and kept both out on my altar for long periods of time.  Something about this woman that speaks to self sufficiency and being okay with oneself.  I especially was taken with the puppy as her companion.
Many people look at this card and rush to thinking of finding true love but I think that is more the Two of Cups.  Following the Emperor and the Hierophant and their harsh disciplines I think Love and Lovers is more of healing and recognizing we are okay with who and what we are. Finding our place without the direction and control of others.   More of Self-Love.


The Goddess Tarot - Kris Waldherr


6 comments:

  1. I love this rendition of the Lovers. Living by myself has taught me that I am indeed enough for myself and I am worthy of being loved by myself.
    This is, in my opinion, so important to each and everyone of us.

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    1. Love, a good self practice for 2018 and beyond.

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  2. I had a quote in my inbox this morning that really got to the heart of that 'Valentine's Day' sort of love vs. authentic love:
    Attachment is the very opposite of love. Love says, “I want you to be happy.” Attachment says, “I want you to make me happy.”
    —Tenzin Palmo

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    1. A very good perspective of what love can and should be.

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  3. I would much prefer if deck designers would use Love too, WAY more encompassing than lovers.

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    1. I too think so, especially when we think of the Major Arcana as a path to completion in the World.

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