The Lovers One thought on “The Lovers” Add yours Relating with one another, schism, negotiation, decision. The Fool no longer only thinks of himself – now he encounters the priorities of others, and has to learn how to negotiate his own needs and desires. How we relate to another is a constant process of weighing pros and cons, of establishing and releasing boundaries, and of deciding whether freedom is gained through independence or shared cooperation. This card is often associated with making a big decision for this reason – the qualities required in our relationships with others are demanded in the decision-making process. **The painting, as in the traditional Rider-Waite deck, depicts the masculine and female aspects of the human psyche which may seem separate but live in a kind of symbiosis. The sun and moon reinforce this idea. The red being can refer to the feeling of alienation we often experience after negotiating one’s own autonomy with the needs of others. However, there is also the chance for the transformed human who emerges anew. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.