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    Tarot - The Lovers Card

    By Alison Day

    Article courtesy of Lotus Tarot library.

    Lovers Tarot Card

    left arrow The Lovers Card from the Aleister Crowley Thoth Deck

    The Lovers card is the card to look out for in your readings; it represents a time of choice and dilemma that could have a significant impact on your life.

    You may be faced with a choice between suitors or lovers, or whether to stay in a relationship/marriage or leave, and when it comes to affairs of the heart, knowing which is the right choice can be very difficult indeed.

    The Lovers card signifies intimate relationships and physical attraction to another, and it's also about struggling with temptation and establishing who or what you really care about.

    The emotion and desire associated with this card is powerful and represents deep love. Sometimes it may not refer to intimate relationships but to a force that draws two entities together - people, ideas, events or groups.

    The Lovers signifies a tough decision and is symbolic of the need to overcome temptation when at a crossroads in your life. This card suggests a need to maintain a firm belief in yourself, and trust that your own moral values and principles will show you the right path, even when intoxicating forces are tempting you to take the wrong one.

    Maturity and integrity are needed, as temptation to opt for the 'easier or 'most exciting' option may lead to hurt and disappointment. However, The Lovers card suggests that sometimes in life, taking a risk can promise greater reward in love.

    You may feel trapped and unhappy in a loveless relationship or marriage and want to leave, yet you fear taking the risk. However, letting go of a relationship that brings no pleasure allows you to be free to attract new love into your life. This is a risk that could well bring you greater love and joy.

    The risk or temptation that may not always prove so positive is indulging in a sexual affair when married or in a committed relationship. It' true that sometimes we fall out of love with our spouse or partner and in love with someone else, and such choices can lead to new and more fulfilling relationships, but such temptation can often lead to trouble. Only you can be the judge of whether your choices are right for you.

    That's easier said than done you might say!!! Of course you're right! That's why The Lovers card represents a dilemma, a time of choice that could have a major impact on your life.

    So when this card comes up in your reading and you have a significant choice to make, look to your heart and core values to help guide you to the right decision.

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