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The Lovers (Tarot) by N-arteest The Lovers (Tarot) by N-arteest
As a card that emphasises 'love' I wanted to really emphasise the the warmth of love here, hence the pale yellow glow over all the cards, and also, coming from the angel herself, depicted by a very lovely model!  The fire behind the male lover is partially engulfing him, not only because it is a symbol of time and eternity, here I've kind of emphasised the passion, the heat of the fire that the man has for his lover.  


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Lovers Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The sign associated with the Lovers is Gemini. The two figures in the Lovers card are blessed and protected by the angel in the clouds above them. Angels, in general, represent the refinement of earthly desires. This angel, in particular, is Raphael, the angel of Air. One of the associations of Air is communication, necessary for a healthy relationship. The purple cloak on the angel represents royalty, a symbol of how important communication is. 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 five apples on the tree behind the woman represent the five senses, indicating how important sensual romance is to the woman. 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. There are twelve flames, representing the twelve zodiac signs, the symbol of time and eternity. The man looks to the woman, who looks to the angel, indicating the path of the conscious to the subconscious to the super-conscious, or from physical desire to emotional needs to spiritual concerns. The mountain is a phallic symbol, while the water is a feminine symbol, indicating balance between the two.
Information from: Biddy Tarot

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Credits:

Models:  
Here by LetzteSchatten-stock

Background (water and rocks):  
Here by Aehireiel-stock

Background (Mountain):  Here by Stock-Azzo

Background (tree):  Here by LordNicax

Background (Clouds):  My own personal stock!

Angel Model:  Here by LienSkullova

Snake in the tree:  Here by A68Stock

Sun behind model:  Here by bmjewell-stock

Fire (the flames part one):  Here by MD-Arts

Fire (the flames part two):  Here by sidestreet-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

0 - The Fool
1 - The Magician**
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Strength**
9 - The Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower**
17 - The Star**
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment
21 - The World**
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