Friday, 28 December 2012

Edmonton Tarot: The Lovers (VI)


Interpretation: It is often assumed that The Lovers card simply denotes love and relationship issues. But actually, this is a card about making a difficult choice between two attractive options. Those options are often diametrically opposed. Must one option be chosen over the other or is it possible to reconcile the opposites and thereby choose both? The Lovers card is all about figuring out what your heart truly wants and then following it.

Image: This image is a detail from another epic native-themed painting by H.G. Glyde located at the University of Alberta; however, this one is mercifully free of racism. This mural depicts a loving native couple living in the midst of all the creatures of the wild. Painted in 1952, it is a visual retelling of a traditional Cree legend.

[Photo by My Rare One]

29 comments:

DEZMOND said...

it's a difficult choice for sure

Suzanne said...

Being a Libra I am not good at making choices........I like balance. I love the image....its beautiful

Adam said...

I don't know about the meaning but it's a great work of art.

mxtodis123 said...

Awesome work of art and perfect choice.
Mary

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Love, love, love this post! Great picture and thanks for the Tarot lesson.

turquoisemoon said...

When you think about it, images are everywhere. How cool of you to notice...

Melanie said...

Did I tell you how much I'm enjoying this series? Because I am!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a tough choice to make. Beautiful image!

Jeanne said...

I imagine the whole mural is gorgeous! And how nice for it not to include any sort of ethnic slant.
I am loving how you are seeing the tarot around you! :0)

Anne said...

This interpretation is so much more interesting than "you're going to meet an attractive stranger"

PS Your Pirate Cat is now painted. She took me two full weeks to complete. I will post her when I begin blogging again in the New Year.

Laurie said...

mmmm, choices choices, beautiful image.

Wendy S. said...

What a beautiful portrayal of lovers that is. I like to find positive images too of lovers and this is one of the nicest one's I've seen.

Sulky Kitten said...

I like the positive connotations with this - and the image is beautiful.

Jim said...

Wonderful painting!

Riot Kitty said...

This Apache-derived woman thanks you for the non-racist picture :)

JACKIESUE said...

I really do love that painting.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Being that love and loving is all about choices, this makes perfect sense my dearest Debra ;-)

Introverted Art said...

The art is beautiful, but as a good Capricorn and a stubborn Dragon, I will always make the tough choices when the time comes.

Introverted Art said...

BTW, loved what Anne said. I also like this interpretation much more than the "you will meet an attractive stranger" thing.

DWei said...

Show the rest of the mural.

The Happy Whisk said...

Never saw these cards. Interesting.

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful painting! Sometimes it's hard to choose!

Tery Lynne said...

Beautiful Card! Love your post! You have a wonderful blog :-)

Tammy Theriault said...

cards of any sort usually have a different meaning then what we think. goes hand in hand with lots of things really. great post. new follower, hi!

Jane of The Jewels said...

Beautiful painting! Choosing is never easy...

heartinhand said...

You're doing a great job finding the tarot everywhere! You're an eyes-wide-open kind of girl, aren't you? :)

Her Speak said...

Love the idea behind this post! It's been a while--just wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope you had a blessed holiday. Wishing you much love in the New Year!

Blessings,
Molly

sophie...^5 said...

Love the painting, Debra...the colours, shapes and depiction of LOVE!

laughingwolf said...

i'm libran also... many choices

but... if 2012 is any indication, roger has it right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lx8c3-djc8