The Devil and the Lovers together, combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards make for an intense combination. The devil is one of the most misunderstood cards in the pack. He is not really symbolic of having the devil as in influence around a person. Indeed if the devil in a traditional pack is closely observed this card is not really the devil at all. In fact he is a creature that is half god and half goat; he is Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. The godly side of him brings out the deepest of desires and passions whereas the beast in him serves to enslave. However when the Lovers are added to the mix they add a whole new dimension as a pair. The Lovers strip away at the constraints and barriers created by the Devil to bring out his much more positive traits. Desires become clearer, love becomes deeper and passion that may have become a prison is yet again restored to passion. The Lovers bring their clarity of thought and deep and meaningful insights to help quell the negativity and draw out the beauty locked within the beast.
The Lord of the Gates of Matter; The Child of the Forces of Time
Card Number: 15
Key Number: 26
Hebrew Letter: Ayin
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Saturn
Money matters. Feeling the burden of the material side of life. Desire for physical and material things. Feelings of frustration and oppression. A tendency to collect and hoard money and material objects. Lust. Obsession. The querent's knowledge of his or her own needs, wants and desires. Security versus creative or spiritual fulfillment. Self imposed restrictions.
Key Words: Magic, self enforced restrictions, addictions, mystery, wants and desires, cruelty hurts only the giver.
The Children of the Voice; The Oracle of the Mighty Gods
Card Number: 6
Key Number: 17
Hebrew Letter: Zain
Translation: Weapon or Sword
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Venus
Meaning Harmony and union, choices to be made using intuition and not intellect. Difficult decisions to be made not necessarily about love. Some form of test and consideration about commitments. Abstract thought, internal harmony and union, second sight. Possibly a struggle between two paths.
Key Words: Determination, attraction, magnetism, intuition, choices.