VI LOVERS  QUESTION: Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally The Lovers Tarot card reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

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3 of pentacles

10 OF CUPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE OF PENTACLES: (the best explanation of 3 of pentacles I’ve ever seen)

A craftsman shows off his work of three pentacles to his patrons. This is sometimes known as the “craftsman’s card,” and it relates to doing a job so well or uniquely that it gains patronage. Some readers find this card confusing as it shows a “master” craftsman at Three, but the card of apprenticeship is at Eight. Shouldn’t “apprenticeship” come first? — Actually, the Three of Pentacles isn’t really about being a master of your craft, and the Eight of Pentacles, when it’s about apprenticeship, is usually about learning something new and different. So cards are not as out of order as they seem.

Three of Pentacles isn’t on the craftsman. It’s on the investors — the querent being given the money or opportunity to nurture and develop something. That initial bout of work has paid off.

In this case the opportunity is about:

10 of CUPS

A family delights in a rainbow of cups. This card indicates that the querent has risen above petty emotions, like anger or resentment, to mature emotions. Meaning that they are able to feel what others feel, and know how to respond to them and create an emotional connection. This, in turn, allows them to create the sort of family, friendships and neighborhoods we all dream of having. Ones that know how to offer emotional support, understanding and comfort.

Thus, the card predicts that the querent has the instincts, control and maturity to get out of emotional difficulties and misunderstanding; they know how to restore emotional harmony between family members, friends and neighbors. As advice, it urges the querent to be empathetic, also to smile, be kind, be warm, be emotionally generous, and to trust their emotional wisdom.

It also predicts good times with those we love-reunions, holidays, special occasions. If any such are coming up, the querent can be told that they’ll go better than expected. As for relationships, the querent can be told to remember the love that brought the them and their partner together and ought to be holding them together still. Put aside the disagreements over money or work or politics and delight in the rainbow.

INTERPRETATION: This shows your question is about the search for a partner that will be capable of developing a mature relationship and family without compromising your spirituality. You have developed the skillset and maturity to successfully bond with another and you feel all you need is the chance. 

 

2017

KING OF CUPS3 of cups

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KING OF CUPS: (I really like this meaning) The man in this card doesn’t need to speak to communicate strength, passion and commitment. Sometimes he is robed like a priest or shaman. Intense and intuitive, he is a force to be reckoned with.

3 OF CUPSThe Three of this suit is often entitled Consent, or simply Yes. This card resonates with a spirit of agreement, mutual support, encouragement and teamwork.

Often pictured as three women celebrating their connectedness in a dance with lifted cups, it could also be called “sisterhood,” a real mutual admiration society. It points to all the benefits of harmonious relationship.

KING OF SWORDS: (All David – right?)

Traditionally, representing the energy of a King, this masculine energy form is The Adjudicator, the wise judge or mediator. He helps parties in conflict discover common ground and build upon it, and guides societies to see their greater good. His archetype is Solomon, ancient lawgiver and philosopher of the Old Testament. Sometimes appearing cool and detached, he can be misunderstood as not caring. But emotional displays are just not his medium, nor is he moved by appeals to sympathy or pity. With the philosophical overview that comes from long experience, he listens deeply, watches closely and speaks last. In the end, his even-handedness and objectivity earn him the respect he receives from his community, and those who cannot work out their problems come to him voluntarily for advice.

INTERPRETATION: There is a mature poly man “in the community” (I have no idea what community its talking about) appropriate for the kind of relationship you’re looking for. I don’t think this reading is telling you how it will resolve other than you will get an opportunity to develop a relationship with a capable man. 

 

 

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