Lovers are big dreamers who deliver harmony, peace, and love to their relationships. Gifted as artists and healers, these natural mystics can relate deeply to their partners -- or anyone on the planet for that matter.
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The High Priestess
The Lovers and The Magician
There is a bit of the "oil and water don't mix" challenge in this combination, where the mentally slick and emotionally independent Magician can't seem to blend at all with the mentally fuzzy and emotionally interdependent Lovers' soul. Cut from different fabrics from different universes might describe best the reason this union is far from seamless. The Lovers person's penchant for mystical and deep feelings confounds the analytical Magician who sees their Lovers partner as a lost dreamer. When these two pair up for creative projects, there can be some degree of synergy -- The Lovers person has a finely-honed imagination that can translate the Magician's ideas into a creative expression. Yet in romance, there is such a gap in priorities that a lasting relationship is challenging. The Lovers soul is a natural homebody, while the Magician prefers to travel and adventure. The Lovers character focuses on the well-being of everyone else, while the Magician has often mastered the art of selfishness. Ego clashes and power struggles are common because each sees their shadow in the other: The Magician judges the selfless service of The Lovers soul as foolish, and The Lovers person sees the Magician's self-service as shallow and empty. In the best circumstances, these two can learn from each other. But most times the combination ends with each partner convinced that he or she is right and the other wrong.
The Lovers and The High Priestess
This charmed union looks on the outside as sweet as it is on the inside. The High Priestess knows how to keep love and romance alive and The Lovers soul knows how to keep the home and hearth as a sanctuary and love nest. Both are naturally intuitive and communicate in subtle and wordless ways with each other. Mutual appreciation for art and beauty further cement this loving and vibrant union that often attracts public attention. This is the couple that everyone talks about as "meant to be" or "soulmates." For the most part, the relationship is graced by a deep affinity that leads to longevity. However, friction can occur when the flirtatious High Priestess goes too far and makes the loyal Lovers person feel unloved. Yet, despite occasional conflict, the psychic link between these two is so strong that this deep understanding often cements the union in face of any challenge, even infidelity.
The Lovers and The Empress
The big attraction here is a natural chemistry based on the potent feeling nature of both the Empress and The Lovers soul. They are deep feelers who also have a natural artistic instinct. In love, this can become a romance of the century in which they lavish each other with expressions of love and creatively stoke the fires of passion. This high romance won't last forever, but even when it dwindles, it can become a beautiful heart union. The pair works best when the Empress has career priority and The Lovers soul takes a more supportive role. When reversed, the Empress can feel under pressure to fulfill personal goals and career ambitions at the expense of the relationship. In truth, both partners can have fulfilling careers; it simply requires that neither partner take advantage of the kindness and self-sacrificing nature of the other. With both willing to give so freely, this can be a powerful union that endures all kinds of challenges and tests.
The Lovers and The Emperor
There is a natural alliance here between the Emperor's desire for an earthquake-proof relationship and The Lovers' need for domestic bliss. If the Emperor is willing to work hard to create a home base that The Lovers persona can artistically decorate and beautify, then this union is like the perfect match of Martha Stewart and Bill Gates. Trouble arises when the ever-diligent and nose-to-the-grindstone Emperor feels taken for granted by The Lovers soul, who forgets to show gratitude. Face it, dreamy Lovers souls are usually too enraptured by their latest mystical impression to worry about that. If having a family is involved, then these two are often long-lived in their ardor to create a happy and secure nest. Otherwise, The Lovers soul can get a bit chagrinned that the down-to-earth Emperor is not sharing the same daily spiritual or artistic breakthroughs.
The Lovers and The Hierophant
This pair has entirely different relationship goals. The Lovers wants to create a home where romance and intimate seclusion take place. The Hierophant is barely ever home. Instead, this adventurer uses home base to check voicemails or have mail sent, as they see home as a pit stop and not a refuge. That said, these two can make a relationship work if The Lovers soul finds an outlet for all that nurturing besides the primary partner. Children, pets, or relatives can fill in sometimes so that The Lovers soul tolerates the missing-in-action Hierophant. When it comes to communicating, this duo does fairly well -- the Hierophant is no slouch when it comes to listening to emotional outbursts and uses a deeply honed intuition to actively listen instead of reacting. The Lovers can often coax the Hierophant to reveal deep feelings, making both partners feel understood and valued. While an uneasy alliance domestically, with work it can be a mutually satisfying union of the heart.
The Lovers and The Lovers
One thing is guaranteed when these two mystical and artistic souls unite: Their home will be a well-designed sanctuary filled with love and beauty. In fact, this duo often finds fulfillment in the arts, working together to either create or promote works of art. With equally strong instincts for nesting, having a family will be a priority for this couple. Both are inclined to take care of others in some way -- and that includes each other. Birthdays will not be forgotten, and special romantic gestures abound in this cozy and tender relationship. When this couple focuses on each other, the whole world seems to disappear. When they focus together on a project or goal, they can run into some challenges -- both are so dreamy and sometimes lazy that motivation can be sorely lacking. The ultimately homebodies, the danger of this union is the two will retreat to the love nest and never leave it.
The Lovers and The Chariot
The mystic meets the philosopher in a combination that can either clash or cooperate, depending on how mature these individuals are. Chariot lives in an independent world of ideas, while The Lovers world is highly emotional and interdependent. And yet, both can learn from each other. The emotional sensitivity of The Lovers soul at one level appeals to the Chariot, who really does want to access deep feelings. When this intellectually astute thinker celebrates the tender and connected communication skills of The Lovers soul, this union begins to flourish. It usually depends on the Chariot bending to accommodate the creative and feelings-based Lovers person. The Lovers soul is already willing to accommodate anyone, especially a primary partner. At its best, this combination can create beautiful art and philosophy together. At its worst, the Chariot will steer clear of the irrational Lovers soul.
The Lovers and Strength
This dynamic union works on many levels. The passionate Strength soul finds kindred company in the emotionally deep Lovers partner. In fact, Strength finds the nurturing and sensitive qualities of The Lovers soul endearing and loveable. The Lovers person enjoys being around the spontaneous and high-energy Strength soul. In a way, these two magnify each other's best qualities, because there is a deep mutual appreciation for each other. The Lovers partner makes sure the home base is a warm and sensuous sanctuary, and this appeals to Strength who ramps up the pleasure factor to outright hedonism whenever possible. A challenge for these two pleasure-seekers is to moderate consumption of wine, food, chocolate, and each other. A den of iniquity would work for a while, but in the end, the Strength soul's ambition for vast wealth and power usually puts an end to the Dionysian debauchery. After all, if they never get out of bed, how can they conquer the world?
The Lovers and The Hermit
These two emotionally intelligent creatures intuitively know how to please each other and how to communicate challenging issues without causing hurt feelings. In some ways, it's like two relationship counselors in a relationship. Both are focused on coming to an agreement, creating harmony, and talking it through. When talk fails, the more sensual Lovers soul will readily resort to caresses and tender touch. This melts the heart of every Hermit who longs for meaningful physical contact. The sex life of this duo is likely to be sporadic as libido is not a priority, yet when they do meet under the sheets, it's often a surprisingly torrid event. Neither is afraid of their primal side. With their innate emotional intelligence, lovemaking can often be a healing resource when misunderstanding and distance occur. The Hermit knows how important it is to let The Lovers soul feel appreciated, keeping the fire alive with small and large romantic gestures. The only downside to this compatible union can be a tendency for seclusion. The Hermit finds home life with a Lovers partner seventh heaven compared to the harsh real world.