The Lovers - Tarot by jasmoonbutterfly on Polyvore
The Lovers represent perfection, harmony, and mutual attractiveness. Their trust in one another gives them strength and confidence to overcome the obstacles in life. The bond that the two lovers have created is incredibly strong and is often reflective of a marriage, soulmate connection or very intimate and close relationship.
The Lovers can also indicate a very strong sexual connection that goes beyond instant gratification and lust to suggest a very deep desire and passion that exists between two beings. The physical attraction is strong and so too is the desire to be intimate with one another.
One of the associations of Air is communication, necessary for a healthy relationship. The sun shines brightly over the couple, bringing warmth and security. The earth at their feet is green and fertile and suggests life and happiness. The snake in the fruit-laden tree behind the woman suggests the story of Adam and Eve, the fall of humanity from grace, and the temptations of the world. The snake is also a symbol of the senses. The flames behind the man represent the flames of passion, indicating the primary concern of the man. Equals the path of the conscious to the subconscious to the super-conscious, or from physical desire to emotional needs to spiritual concerns.