Note: This post was written for Pamela Steele’s “Steele Wizard Tarot” Facebook Group.
Valentine’s Day is here, and we are looking at the card of the Lover’s. On the surface, one might automatically think romantic love, and certainly that is a part of this card. In the archetype of the Lovers we find gentleness and harmony, a union of male and female. We need to remember that this union can be with another individual, or it can be the union of our own male and female energies.
The Lovers is about making important choices … not just romantic choices, but choices in all areas of our life. The process here is an intuitive one, as opposed to a logical one, and the choices are generally of a dualistic nature.
When functioning well, the Lovers speaks of peace and harmony, of choices made that support the Seeker on their path. The Seeker is able to operate from a loving place, and make responsible decisions.
However, when the Lovers card is not functioning well, the Seeker could be indecisive, conflicted, and prone to not being able to trust. This is not a good time for making choices, as they will tend to be irresponsible ones.
With the Lovers, we can be looking at how we live our outer life, and whether or not our outer life is in conflict with our inner life. What mask(s) are we presenting to the world? What mask(s) are we presenting to ourselves?
On this Valentine’s Day, we want to look at the bond we have with ourselves before we look at any bonds we may have with another.
Questions that we may want to look at include:
- How free do I feel?
- Is there a sense of balance in my life?
- How comfortable am I with making decisions?
- How do I feel about my relationships (romantic, work, family, friends)?
- Do I feel empowered in my relationships?
- How well am I communicating?
Affirmation for this Valentine’s Day:
I accept love into my life unconditionally.
Image from the Steele Wizard Tarot (Pamela Steele, 2011).
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