Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews          Free Tarot Readings           What's New           Tarot Card Meanings

Gilded Tarot: The Lovers

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot Special Interest > Tarot Study Groups > Individual Deck Studies > Gilded Tarot

PulchraElectri's Avatar
PulchraElectri  PulchraElectri is offline
Join Date: 30 Jun 2012
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 2,023

the first thing I saw was balance in this card. it looks like the man is balancing himself in the water so he can blance the woman. It makes me think of the ultimate male. Protective and loving. to me its more like she has a choice. With one hand she's grounded to the man (one choice) and with the other she is starting to reach for the divine. I like this card.
Top   #21
Fortuna's Avatar
Fortuna  Fortuna is offline
Join Date: 10 Dec 2012
Location: US
Posts: 2,043

Originally Posted by veniteangeli View Post
There is a choice in love - to choose to give yourself to it so completely, the way the woman here looks like she is doing

And the way he's holding her, looks like equal parts grounding and worshiping her, if you ask me!
I didn't really see it as a choice, even though that is the keyword. I just find it just the epitome of the lovers and it seems to be all I can see. Thank you for this interpretation.
Top   #22
Ryver's Avatar
Ryver  Ryver is offline
Join Date: 09 Jan 2014
Posts: 209
My thoughts

This is a gorgeous and sensual card indeed. I get a sense that there is a lot of trust and mutual desire for each other's well being and fulfillment in this card. He stands grounded so she is able to reach spectacular heights of ecstasy physically and spiritually. He is focused on her, open to her. I see the armor as a reminder that he is protecting her so that she is able to let go and full experience the situation. She has complete faith in him and his ability to keep her from getting lost. Her choice to trust him has allowed her to reach this state. Through her, he is able to also touch the stars so in choosing to stay grounded and allow her to rise, he still shares in the experience.

And yes, the dolphins show us communication was and is necessary to achieve this type of balanced union. This is not a union of two casual strangers giving in to a superficial lust. This is a passionate expression of two people with a much deeper bond.

And I can't quite gather the words for it yet but the way her right hand is postured over his head, possibly touching it, feels like an energetic and psychic connection. Perhaps it is not a conscious gesture and more a sign of their connection to each other and desire to share.
Top   #23



Tarot Cards & Reviews          Free Tarot Readings           What's New           Tarot Card Meanings
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

Copyright © 1996 - 2020 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.