Tarot Card of the Day

The Lovers (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

The Lovers card is obviously about love, but it is also about choices. The traditional Rider-Waite-Smith card shows Adam and Eve naked in the garden of Eden with 2 trees and an angel hovering over them. They have to make a choice whether or not to eat the fruit of the trees. Love is like that too. We do have a choice as to who we fall in love with, because we choose on whom we spend our time and energy. Sometimes we are thrown together with someone in close quarters, and end up falling in love with them. Hence the many workplace affairs. But in an ideal world we would choose who we spend time with, and therefore fall in love with. We can get to know them first, then decide if they’re the kind of person who would make a good partner, then let yourself fall in love. But the world isn’t a perfect place and we end up making poor choices about love frequently. We also have choices when we’re in love and in a relationship. Choices about fidelity and faithfulness, how we communicate and show our love, and how we treat our partner. These decisions lead to long-term happiness, or break-up.

In the Tarot of the Divine deck the Lovers card is represented by, of course, Beauty and the Beast, a Chinese fairy tale (according to this book). This is a universal fairy tale, told by all cultures. A man with 3 beautiful daughters accidentally intrudes on a magical Beast’s property, trying to steal flowers for his daughters. The beast catches him and then lets him go with one condition, that one of the daughters comes to him and marries him. The man agrees and returns home. The youngest daughter agrees and goes to marry the beast. She falls in love with him over time, but misses her family. She hears her father is ill and the beast lets her go home for a visit. She returns weeks later, and the beast is dying of loneliness and thirst. She drags him to the river and dunks him. He becomes a handsome prince, released from his curse by her love, and they live happily ever after.

True love doesn’t happen instantly or overnight. True love is a soul-connection that develops over time and involves trust, passion, communication, and many other things. Being “in love” with someone because they’re good looking is just infatuation, a crush. Love is deeper and soulful. Be careful who you choose to love because you will be vulnerable to them. Those we love the most can hurt us the most because the bond is so deep. Choose your partner with care and discernment, listen to both your head and your heart. For those of you who are searching, I hope you find what you’re looking for.

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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