Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers


Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers

Tarot Lovers Sun in Gemini. Sun Inspired by Paolo Uccello, painting of Saint George and the Dragon. at The National Gallery London
Tarot Lovers from Tarot of the Morning Star by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson
Tarot card Lovers. Inspiration for my depiction of the Lovers card came from Paolo Uccello’s  painting of Saint George and the Dragon. On first view, of Paolo Uccello’s painting it appears the male hero is liberating the maiden from the dragon.  However, on closer scrutiny,  it can be seen that the maiden holds and leads the dragon by the chain around its neck.  The dragon is not her jailer but her pet, her lover.
Tarot Lovers original oil on board painting.
Tarot card Lovers original version is a depiction of the Nile Valley prior to the annual inundation.
Tarot card Lovers the original version, pastel on paper. Featured in my book Howling at the Sky.

Gemini Sun tarot card Lovers represents  the duality of our brain on the point of becoming conscious. The duality of the brain is illustrated by the union of the Maiden and the Serpent. The figure descending from the sky is the appearance of human consciousness, self awareness.

Inspiration for my depiction of the Lovers card came from Paolo Uccello’s  painting of Saint George and the Dragon.

On first view, of Paolo Uccello’s painting it appears the male hero is liberating the maiden from the dragon.  However, on closer scrutiny,  it can be seen that the maiden holds and leads the dragon by the chain around its neck.  The dragon is not her jailer but her pet, her lover.

It is the Serpent and the Maiden who are the Lovers. Their union threatened by the rash figure emerging from the sky.

The maiden is the symbolic stimulus for overcoming fear for she inflames the hero, seen descending from the sky, to action liberating him from what intimidates him represented by the dragon.

It is not the maiden who is liberated but the male when his desire for her is strong enough to overcome his fear.

Major Arcana card Lovers is the archetypal voice behind the Minor Arcana cards Eight, Nine and Ten of Air, Swords.

When failure to interpret the meaning of these Minor Arcana Cards arises our minds should naturally fall back upon the image of the Lovers to listen to its message.

gemini. Eight of Air, Eight of Swords rules the first decan of Gemini
Eight of Air, Eight of Swords. Shortened Force
Gemini. Nine of Air, Nine of Swords rules the second decan of Gemini
Nine of Air, Nine of Swards, Despair and Cruelty
Gemini. Ten of Air Ten of Swords rules the third decan of Gemini
Ten of Air, Ten of Swords, Ruin

Nature tests us to see if we are worthy enough to win what we desire.

Tarot Lovers Relative To Bicameral Mind Theory

Inspired by “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” by  Julian Jaynes

My rendition of The Lovers tarot card defines in its imagery the clash of modern consciousness rising within humankind, thus preempting the automatic responses of previous generations.

Prior to approximately 1000 BC, bicameral mind theory is of the opinion that humans responded robotically to the impulses of nature. Heard as ancestral voices these impulses over time developed into the voices of gods.

The serpent featured in the card is raw nature. It is the source of hallucinated ancestral voices that converse with the maiden, our receptive creative selves.

She makes the ancient sign of welcoming or honoring to the serpent, her lover. This is not a sign of worship, but a greeting of equals.

Perseus, the figure descending from the sky, is the appearance of modern man and a new way of thinking brought about through an increase of emphasis of logical thought.

His drawn sword, symbolic of a pen, represents the origin of writing, a radical stimulus culminating with the end of the old ways symbolized by the serpent.

Hallucinated conversations, exorcised through writing, negated our ancestors need to listen to personal impulses and needs, thus causing a gravitation to reliance upon another man’s opinion over our one’s own revelation.

The  desert background is the state of our lives through the impact of no longer trusting, listening, or hearing the vocalization of nature’s ancestral voices. It is symbolic of  the loss of love.

The serpent becomes a threat because it is now the misunderstood voice of natural force.

See Dream Linguistics for techniques to renew communication with ancestral directives.  

The following card in the sequence is Chariot

See

Tarot Cards Inner Voice

An Explanation on the design of Tarot Lovers card

Tarot The Key

Tarot of the Morning Star 78 card deck available from Amazon


Comments (2)

  1. Randy

    I been listening to Alan Moore and reading Jaynes book as well. These are all very thought provoking.

    Reply

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