The Lovers card has evolved over time;
the images have altered from a man looking to two women,
trying to decide which to choose,
to two brothers,
to an image of the Garden of Eden;
each attempt to describe an aspect of the card’s meaning.
The Lovers is attributed to Gemini,
the Air Sign of Duality;
the planet of pure communication and the Hebrew letter Zain
described as “the Sword”:
it can both unite and divide a country.
Following the Hierophant
(The Higher Self or Inner Authority)
The Lovers describes the process where we unite the “parts of the Self”.
The Lovers have been called “the Marriage of the Sun and Moon”
in Jungian Terms the Consciousness and Sub-consciousness
Unite and yet still hold their essence,
that which makes them separate remains.
This is a dynamic balance maintained by the “Higher Self”
In creating the Lovers Amulet,
I have united the classic images with a pair of wings,
signifying they are “one thing”.
The man and woman are touching hands and feet:
joined together in their efforts and path.
The bodies are turned away from each other:
The Swords are crossed over head:
Their hair is braided together:
The Lovers cannot be separated.
Over their heads is a radiating disk representing one’s Higher Self.
I made two versions of this amulet;
The Larger Lovers Amulet is heavier and more detailed.
The Smaller Lovers Amulet still holds the design, but is smaller for those that wish a lighter amulet to wear.
The Lovers Amulet is for Fathers and Mothers,
Siblings, Special Friends,
Husbands and Wives,
Sweethearts and Grandparents
for people that are working toward inner balance,
anyone who wants to offer Love to others
The Lovers Amulet may be used as a Talisman
or it may be used as a part of a Three dimensional Tarot Deck
The Tarot Casters
created and developed
by Kirk McLaren
of Amulets by Merlin