This was a timely card for me as I have been doing a lot of inner work and my dreams have been very alchemical in nature lately.
Things are starting to heat up alchemically here with the 4 alchemical trump card. This card represents the first part of solve et coagula - the solve or solution. (Coagula is found in the Art card) This is the story of a marriage and a pregnancy and the child of that union, represented by the Orphic Egg that shows up in the cards. Crowley says, "it represents the essence of all life that comes under the formula of male and female."
Here in the Lovers is the marriage ceremony. Art has the honeymoon and the Hermit fertilizes that egg. Death keeps the card safe before it hatches. The Egg sits at the bottom of the card and is the latent seed of life. Notice it sits between the white eagle and the red lion (Empress and Emperor cards) and it Art we will see the next stages. The Hermit is the priest of the ceremony - he is making the sign of the Enterer over their heads. ..
The Lovers represent the harmony and balance of opposites. Wholeness - as we were once upon a time before life got in the way with its views and prejudices. This is a time to learn to love without any bounds, no fears and no doubts. This also includes loving the self and accepting who you are and being 100% find with it
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.