The Story Of The Beauty Pageant
In Mystic Tarot, you meet Paris (the Prince of Troy), a young herdsman holding a golden apple. The apple signifies the winner of the beauty pageant (whom will be the fairest of them all).
Zeus (the god of the sky, weather patterns, and unexpected thunder bolts) summoned Hermes (the messenger of the gods) and gave him the job of recruiting Paris to see if he was willing to be the judge of a beauty contest and select the most beautiful woman... Zeus did not want to be part of the final decision because he knew that no matter which woman was chosen, the judge was going to incur the wrath of the other two women that lost!
Paris accepted the role as the judge for the beauty pageant... The beauty pageant starts with Hera (Zeus’s wife) and she is dressed in purple gown and holds a globe and offers Paris rulership if she receives the golden apple. Athena (the goddess of wisdom) is dressed in armor and holds a sword and offers Paris the skills to be the greatest warrior if she receives the golden apple, and Aphrodite (the goddess of love) is the youngest, sexiest, and wearing the least amount of clothes and offers Paris the golden cup of love and romance if she receives the golden apple.
In myth, Paris asked the three goddesses to disrobe so that he could see each woman naked to make the right choice! After he saw the three women naked, he chose Aphrodite because she was the sexiest woman in his opinion, and named her the most beautiful woman on earth and awarded her with the golden apple! Paris chose Aphrodite based on his sexual desires and attraction to her body and would face the consequences from Hera and Athena! Unfortunately, Paris failed to look at the power and strength of Hera and Athena and he would incur the wrath of their anger and hurt feelings, just as Zeus predicted from the start!
Have you ever made a choice based on your sexual desires or fantasies and faced the consequences because of your compulsion to go after what you were sexually attracted to? Did you blindly leap into something without thinking it through? Did you ever engage in a love affair or end up in a love triangle, and in the end, did you get hurt, because your partner chose the other person, and you lost the beauty pageant?
My Interpretation Of The Lovers:
The Lovers card has three meanings: choices you need to make, soul mates that will come into your life bringing you into heartfelt choices, and the obstacles you will face because of your choices...
The primary meaning of the Lovers card has to do with making the right choices. At times, you confront difficult decisions that plague you with uncertainty, risk, and ill-being. Such decisions demand reflection about your most fundamental emotional values and they afflict you with indecisiveness. They may affect any aspect of your life, but they invariably inspire incessant self-questioning...
For example, you may face a choice of selecting a lover or a choice of saving or leaving your marriage. You may be tempted to engage in an affair because of the attraction that you feel towards another person. One way or another, the Lovers card signifies intimate relationships, and since physical attractions are an inevitable aspect of life, the temptation in your heart poses a formidable struggle.
The secondary meaning of this card is the soul mate, twin flame, or karmic soul mate that has come in your life. We all have many soul mates, and they inspire a profound and inexplicably uncanny feeling of connection when our paths cross with theirs. Our standard rules for relationships suddenly seem irrelevant and obsolete in the face of our overweening desire to connect with this person.
All is intensified. A magnetic and intensely energetic eye contact draws you in. This union requires perfect timing and a complete absence of all barriers. The soul mate may a lover, friend, or family member from your past life who erupts into your present lifetime. Comfort and familiarity suffuse your encounter with him or her.
The twin flame: The twin flame is a soul mate that comes into your life so that both of you, in conjunction, can serve God and the universe. As an example, you may be the soul mate of a Minister, drawn to marry him and thus serve the church. In this case, the twin flame represents the person that God and the universe have selected for you, enabling your placement on the path of service to others.
The true soul mate: The true soul mate is chosen for you since your birth and has compatibility with either your sun sign or your birth chart. Your first, fourth, fifth, seventh, tenth, and eleventh houses in your natal birth chart represent soul mates, friendships and partnerships.
The karmic soul mate: The karmic soul mate represents your encounter with a soul mate, and everything begins with a fiery ignition and ends just as abruptly as it started. The repetition of past life conflicts brings pain, in the midst of which the soul mate comes into your life to teach you something before leaving. This connection usually ends painfully...
The third meaning of the Lovers card is a third party influence that intrudes in your life, blocking your desires. Such a problem eludes your control, since rather than being connected directly to you, it belongs to the person that you are involved with or are pursuing. The shadow of their past thwarts and hinders you. I call this the triangle as it involves three people in one relationship.
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You May Need To Make A Heartfelt Decision Between What You Really Want And Desire, Verses What Is Right For You! Making The Right Decision Is Not Always Easy To Do!
The Reverse Meaning Of The Lovers:
The reverse meaning of the Lovers represents a decision already made.
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The Decision Was Made – And I Hope I Made The Right Choice!
With Love and Joy,
© Safina 2013
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