Ah the lovers. It’s always interesting when this card shows up in reading because there is hidden meaning in the symbols – as with all the tarot cards. When I was learning the tarot I always remembered this card was just as much about choice, as about love. You can see the resemblance to The Devil which is very much about choice.
Our lovers stand before us, naked, and representing Adam and Eve, with the apple tree and the snake in the background. The apples represent the choices between right and wrong, good and evil; however we know these degrees of behaviour lie within us, not without.The Bible story tells us that Eve had a choice to eat the apple or not. She did. The rest is history (or should I say her-story).
The sun is shining brightly indicating happiness and growth, and the 12 flamed tree behind our man indicates the 12 zodiac signs and his greatest desire for passion and sex.
And yes this card is about LOVE! Maybe it has popped up in your reading because you’ve just met someone interesting, maybe it’s because you are looking for love or maybe you need to love yourself more before you can share with another?
There is duality in this card as it is ruled by Gemini so these two could even be seen as the masculine and feminine parts of yourself, and a desire to achieve inner harmony. The love in this card is divined by God, represented by Archangel Raphael who is the healer. Maybe some of your relationships need healing?
Hey – and maybe this card is just about good old fashioned romantic love, orchestrated by the angels and created by you.
Let’s get into some great essential oils for love:
1. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
Nurture yourself –
Rose 3% straight from the bottle * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
When you are a bit nervous with a new love or a first date –
Neroli 3% straight from the bottle * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
Oils for seduction –
Ylang Ylang 1 drop
Sandalwood 1 drop
Mandarin 1 drop
2. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
“I’m Gonna Love You, Love You, Love You”
Get in the mood –
Cocoa CO2 8 drops *
Orange 5 drops
Cedarwood Virginian 6 drops
Palmarosa 6 drops
* see my article for more info on CO2 extracts What are CO2 Extracts in the World of Aromatherapy?
“Love is in the Air”
Try this light and breezy love blend –
Bergamot 12 drops
Patchouli 5 drops
Rosewood 8 drops
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.