“When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.” –George Eliot
The basic feelings are present, but I expect to find something missing when the Lovers shows up inverted. Again, feels pretty Mercury retrograde-y to me. I often focus on the reflective aspects of the Lovers card in interpreting, but I just saw a Tarot video pointing out the choice and polarity inherent in the Lovers, the representation of both light and shadow. Expanding my psychic vocabulary!
As always, the colors are bold and beautiful on the Rosetta Tarot, and as always, I have to look up the symbolism in the accompanying book because the artist’s facility with arcane symbolism puts my very limited knowledgebase to shame. But expanding oneself is a good thing, right?
Here’s the thing: when you choose ONE, you by implication deny all else. When you choose a mate, you’re denying all others (in monogamous relationships at least). And when you’re considering another, you can appreciate or critique, but it’s nigh near impossible to do both simultaneously.
Same is true of your whole life. I think there may be tendency today to see the flaws instead of the quality.
It comes down to the idea that we can either focus on the gifts or the lacks.
I know which I want to focus on. Sometimes lacks absolutely have to be address, but I want to turn up the gifts. That’s where I’m putting my attention.
How about you?