The Lovers, or "the Brothers" is a significant arcana in that it implies the simultaneous creation of "equal and opposite reaction". When an action is created, its opposite is simultaneously created as well.. When She was Created so was He. When Able was created so was Cain. This card supports that application. There is no measurable time lag,as the formulation of any idea creates its contradictory at almost the same moment. That is why wisdom is often described by me as the action, "to create, see error ,and correct that error." Wisdom is known as 50% ERROR.. This is the concept behind the Christian Sin,
which over time, has become unrecognizable as the process of Wisdom; However, if one reads the Prodigal Son biblical parable, they will understand that the "Prodigal" who went forth and created error, was celebrated for correcting it.
To know that the contradictory of any proposition is implicit in itself, is to know how Universal equilibrium is kept. Again, analysis followed by synthesis. To make this card even more confusing, remember that once error is corrected, we've made another creation.....with simultaneous error.
The Lovers Card, is a glyph of duality.The Moorish King has a golden crown, while the white European Queen has a silver crown. this duality is also shown by the Red Lion and the White Eagle; Lions and Eagles being alchemical symbols of the Male and Female Principles in Nature, appearing in equal and various stages of manifestation throughout creation; Sun and Moon, Fire and Water (Electric and Magnetic), Air and Earth. The are the acid and alkali of chemistry, which are also metals and non-metals. Going even wider in this concept, they are Hydrogen and Oxygen which in this concept, the Hooded figure represents , the seed of all life as the Protean element of carbon. Astrophysicist know Red Suns as the producers of the carbon atom, so the symbols of this card are quite extensive.
The King bears his sacred Lance, while the Queen bears the Holy Grail---the Phallus and Womb symbols of this card are a constant reminder of Creations formula of equal and opposites being combined in order to establish life, This theory is support by the Twin Children carry the same weapons,whose positions are counter changed; the white child carries the cup and roses, while the dark child carries the lance and a club ( both an equivalent symbol).. At the bottom of the card is the primitive Pantomorphic form of the Hermetic Marriage; the winged Orphic egg. The colors of the egg, gray,symbolize the cooperation of the Supernal ( upper triangle of Kether, Chokma, Binah) in the Creation of Life. The Purple serpent is Mercury in the scale of the Queen and represent God's influence in Nature; the crimson tinged wings of the Orphic egg represent the King which is on the scale of Binah the Great Mother. The Thoth Deck key 6 -The Lovers is then the complete symbolic rendition of the equilibrium of the Great Work. However, we must never forget that what form life takes is all possibility, for the form life takes is upon the influences attendant during gestation. This is a fact that Awake souls make use of while a fetus is forming in a womb.,,, Just a little mystery for you to ponder!
By putting the symbol of Cupid above the Hooded figure, seems to confuse the issues of this card; However, deep study of the Cupid legend will help one to see that cupid is the libido to express Zero as Two. Please feel free to enjoy your investigations while remembering that only deep meditations on this card will reveal some of the many secrets it represents.
When this card is thrown during a reading, the querent is or will be, experiencing passive and some cases, mediumistic inspiration. Motive power, and action, arising from inspiration and impulse. Becoming cooperative as two or more people or forces come together, combining energy for a common goal. Urge to unite and a choice of love. Joining together....it is easy to see the Principle of the Art and Craft of relationship here.
If ill defined by the accompanying cards, indecision, confusion and uncertainty become the principles of this card, The querent is failing to see the sum of the Union of Opposites and is trying to separate them as "good and bad" . This causes only inaction. The agony of separation rather than the bliss of union.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!