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ז The Lovers
Openness to inspiration, intuition, intelligence, second sight, childishness, frivolity, thoughtfulness divorced from practical consideration, indecision, self-contradiction, union in a shallow degree with others, instability, contradiction, triviality, the "high-brow".


The Lovers

The Children of the Voice:
the Oracle of the Mighty Gods

The Path from Chesed to Tiphereth ("The Moon" by Tarot, or Sign of Pisces) emerges from its Solar Bath, as the Path of "The Lovers" or Gemini, which unites Tiphereth with Hod.

Gemini is Ruled by Mercury whose sphere is Hod.

We may then trace the "Wisdom" from Chokmah, through paths of Light, as it flows into this reservoir of pure Reason, carrying with it the ideas of the "Pairs of Opposites" from "Temperance", "The Moon" (with its twin towers), and "The Lovers" or Gemini. This Key, "The Lovers", depicts the Symbolism perfectly.

The Card shows the Sun above the heads of the Figures, just as they are relatively to Tiphereth. Beneath it are the Twins, the same Children we saw in the path of "The Sun" transmitting the Tradition from Chokmah.
They have overcome the illusion of the "Moon" with its restrictions. Cupid is seen with his Bow and Arrow (perhaps the Bow of the Moon and the Arrow of Sagittarius).

Sometimes this card is shown as symbolizing a Man between two Women representing Virtue and Vice (so-called). He must learn to treat them both alike, and harmonize these ideas in the Light of Tiphereth, the Heart. This was a very necessary lesson for the followers of the White Tradition to learn, for the twilight had made their view narrow and restricted, therefore an elements of Sin (the Moon God) had entered, and the earlier Wisdom had been lost.