The Lovers: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

5-03-22 through 5-10-22

VI - The Lovers

The Lovers is this week’s Tarotcast card. This is one of those cards with an obvious meaning on its face. On one level, this card represents romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage.

On the other hand, one of the deeper meanings of this card is the importance of choice. Making correct choices applies to our whole lives, not only our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need to find personal fulfillment.

In addition, as we go even deeper, this card symbolizes alchemical work. The synthesis of duality through the mystical marriage or union of twins. The uniting of identical things that appear separate or different. These are the two aspects of our ourselves – our human nature.


On the Tree of Life, the Lovers card travels Path 17. It joins sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) with sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword). Surprising? It seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. Yet as a “weapon” the sharp blade of intellect cuts through illusion and irrelevancy. A sword comes to a point – all these things are necessary to choosing well.


The Lovers card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. Here are The Twins. Identical in appearance and complementary in nature, they symbolize the union of opposites. They merge into totality; two become one, and duality resolves into unity.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Taurus. Taurus is patient, persistent and practical. These qualities complement the energy of this week’s card. As does The Bull’s sensuality. Luxury and indulgence influence our romantic and intimate connections.  

“Lovers forever, face to face. My city, your mountains – stay with me, stay…”

On May 3rd Jupiter (in Water-sign Pisces) sextiles Pluto, retrograde in Taurus’s fellow Earth-sign, Capricorn. Discovering what motivates us and spurs our ambitions is productive and enjoyable. We look to grow, improve and enhance all aspects of our lives. Heightened persuasive powers result in our success.

In addition, we connect with our hidden desires and discover hidden talents. This creates another form of union with our higher and future selves.

Mercury retrogrades in Air-sign Gemini on May 10th. All the usual warnings about Mercury retrogrades apply. Communication snags, travel delays and blasts from the past are almost certain to appear. Taurus energy will be especially helpful as a grounding and balancing force.

“Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me…”

Finally, Jupiter moves into Fire-sign Aries on May 10th. We’re independent and enterprising. We will make our own opportunities and take the lead. Initiative, drive and inspiration renew our faith in ourselves. Confidence, courage and enthusiasm bring great results.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Lovers card brings indecisiveness. Also, inconsistency. Unenlightened self-sacrifice. Imbalance and a lack of insight or self-knowledge block our progress.


Let’s focus on decision-making from our hearts this week. We can muster the courage and awareness to act in our own best interests without selfishness or ego.


Power colors: orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.

Power stones: carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.

Power metals: Mercury is this week’s metal. Impossible to wear. Still, it’s a reminder to remain adaptable and flexible in deciding your best course of action.

Power fragrances: Sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris. These aid in integrating mind, heart, body and spirit.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary. Brew tea from peppermint. And all provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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  • Lyrics quotes: “Leather and Lace” ~ Stevie Nicks & Don Henley (Stevie Nicks)
  • “Lover Lover Lover” ~ Leonard Cohen (Leonard Cohen)

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