Saturday, 4 June 2011
For this first draw, the card is the Lovers. Straight away we see some of the Thoth influences in depicting this more as a royal/alchemical wedding than as the garden of Eden (though the trees and snake are still present in the background a la RWS). The woman and man in royal dress, white and red, represent different elements that, combined, lead to greater wholeness - the alchemical melding of opposites. However, we have to choose which elements we are going to incorporate into ourselves and our lives in this process. I like the fact that the Angel's eyes are blindfolded (another Thoth element, though in that card it is more of a cupid than an angel) - the choices we make may be blessed by spirit, but they are ours to examine and make.
I am grateful that I can make choices in my life, and I hope that my choices lead me towards wholeness.