A Taste of Tarot: Gemini and The Lovers
A look at the symbolism of Gemini's Tarot Card, The Lovers
Every zodiac sign is ruled by a Tarot card from the Major Arcana! The zodiac sign of Gemini is ruled by The Lovers card.
Here we take a look at the symbolic connections between curious Gemini and The Lovers...
Information gatherer: Gemini
Gemini is an explorer, adept at gathering information and experimenting with different possibilities. This sign of the Twins is always keeping busy. Intelligent, adaptable, and bored easily, Gemini is an inquisitive sign that thrives in mental and social spaces.
Gemini and The Lovers
The Lovers card represents having two strong options, and the need to make a decision between them: two people, two choices, two sides, etc. The depiction of Adam and Eve in The Lovers card symbolizes duality -- they are two halves of a greater whole. The man is gazing forward, because he represents physical presence. The woman, however, is looking upward, representing an intuitive presence. With the combined forces of body and mind, they create one whole, just like the Gemini Twins. These Twins are not actually identical twins, but represent two sides of the same person, two halves.
The Angel shown at the top of The Lovers card is a messenger of love and brings guidance from the heavens down to Earth to help the man and woman. Similarly, Gemini is associated with the 3rd House of Communication, Information, and Messages, and is even ruled by Mercury, the messenger planet.
Lastly, in The Lovers card, the cloud and angel’s wings symbolize air, which is the ruling element of Gemini. The woman is standing in front of the Tree of Knowledge while the man stands in front of the Tree of Life. This reinforces the idea of two halves, two sides to a situation, and the need to understand them both in order to inform your life decisions.