6 | Lovers


General Aspects:

Patriarchal, conquerors, man-made laws, speaking, discipline, duality, antithesis


The LOVER is caught between two opposite female figures in this card; again a spiritual force wings above. This card could be interpreted as attachment theory, (i.e. the young LOVER is still attached to the mother). The youth is utterly confused. Confronting the dilemma of puberty, he believes he must make a choice between worldly status and awakening passion. Having not yet found his own center, he does not know which way to turn. Eros above could end the confusion by striking the heart of the matter with his arrow.

Interpreted use:

The arrow of Cupid above is headed your way. You need not choose; it will choose you!

Reversed (card received upside down):

Love is not a matter of sexual stimulation alone, nor does it help to still believe all that mother taught you.