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Who or what is the woman looking at in the card? She seems to me to be looking at something out of the frame of the card?
Yeah, I noticed that too.

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Also is the shell bit behind the male figure a part of him or a continuation of the female? I can't tell
I am pretty sure all the dark shell parts are her. The original Lovers had two dark females. I wonder why she changed it?

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The man is white, don't white lillies in RWS mean spiritual purity? And red is for the material world? To me this card looks like the man is worshipping the female, to gain spiritual enlightenment? To free himself from the red physical/material world surrounding him?
Love this.. You have a great point here. The only way for Spirit to know itself is through 'other'. You have touched on a great topic for discussion here....

I think there is a Qabalistic element here. I am just reading about it and learning, but my instincts without checking any facts is Tiphareth into Malkuth. I see the Prince and Princess in the visual symbolism, That said, in the age of the figures, I see the King and Queen - which would be Chokmah and Binah, I believe.

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Also white= yang which is male energy? Black = yin which is female? Have I got that the right way round?
Yup!

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Has anyone read American Gods by Neil Gaiman? Theres a scene earlyish in the book where a man is with a prostitute (who is really a Goddess) and who has sex with her which is a way of worshipping her and he ends up going inside her (kind of like a reverse birth!)...well this card reminds me of that scene
That sounds like a book worth looking up. I know his work as a graphic novelist.... I think?
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