Fool's Journey Day 7
With The Vice Versa deck the original side is called This Side and the added side is called That Side. There is no good side or bad side or right side and reverse side. It simply another aspect of the card.
The next step on our journey is 6 - The Lovers
This side: Between the Tree of Life and The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, stands The Lovers. They are naked between an archangel. They both present the yin/yang of light and dark, wearing a mask of the opposite color. A snake, who has awakened the need for knowledge, winds around the Tree of Life while the Tree of Knowledge is on fire - symbol of their world of ignorant bliss going up in flames. But from the burning tree comes the voice of the Divine. The choices between knowledge and ignorance can leave us vulnerable, but that is how we create our own paradise.
In a reading: usually indicative of a significant relationship, the symbols also show the ideas of choice and seeing things through another's eyes while making that choice. If you are also faced with making a choice, know it will be easier if your other also supports this decision. This can also mean a friend, co-worker, family or yourself, in agreement with self to gain clarity in the choices we make.
That side: Night time is now here and the Lovers look our over a peaceful scene, ready to go forward. He wears the alchemical symbol for fire and she wears the symbol for water. When united by Mercury (hovering above) they form a hexagram that shines in the skies, The Alchemical Marriage.
In a reading: This sides energy is much cooler and balanced. The Lovers are alone now and there is a sense of calmness. It should be easier for you to see where you are going now. Look at the elemental qualities of your life (and life with a partner if that fits,) and see where they collide and where they come together in perfect union.
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