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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

Zayin means a Sword, and in examining the shape of the letter one could imagine that the top part of the letter was the hilt, and the lower part the blade.
In astrology it is the sign of n Gemini, the Twins. All twin gods are therefore attributed to this Path.
Rekht and Merti of the Hindus, and Castor and Pollux of the Greeks. Apollo also is a correspondence, but only in that aspect of him as the Diviner, having the power to communicate the gift of prophecy to both gods and men.
He who (as the etymology of the name indicates) is the "shining one", the deity of light, also rules over the fair appearance of the inner world of fantasies. The higher truth, the perfection of these states in contrast to the only intelligible everyday world, the deep consciousness of nature, healing and helping in sleep and dream, is at the same time the symbolical analogue of the faculty of soothsaying and, in general of all the arts, through which life is made possible and worth living.

Janus is an attribution, since he is represented with two faces, each looking in a different direction. Hoo-paar-Kraat attribution again, principally because he sums up the two twin Gods of Horus, the Lord of Strength, and Harpocrates, the Lord of Silence, in one deific personality.

Zayin is called in the Sepher Yetsirah, "The Disposing Intelligence". All hybrids are attributed here.

its bird is the Magpie, and Alexandrite and Tourmaline its precious stones. Its colour is Mauve, and its plants are all forms and species of Orchids.

The Tarot card is VI -The Lovers. Ancient packs describe this as representing a man between two women, who arc Vice and Virtue, Lilith, the wife of the evil Samael, and Eve.
Modern cards, however, show a nude male and female figure, with an angel or a Cupid with outspread wings hovering above them.