The Lovers – Mermaid Tarot
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I. Image description on The Lovers Mermaid Tarot
One of the longest-lasting relationships we have in this mundane life is with ourselves. We spend most of our lives trying to reconcile the two so that we become whole physically and emotionally. Sometimes we see it as if we had to go through two lives through two completely different people. In the same way, our young mermaid is trying to imagine what she would look like in the form of a land-dwelling girl. The relationship with yourself is a difficult, messy, and often complicated one.
Why are we here? Why in this body? Why this family? The relationship we have with ourselves forms the basis of all other relationships in your experience of this mundane life. Learning how to deal with our duplicity has also become more important than what most of us actually believe.
II. The message of The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in a reading
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot is one of the most memorable cards in Mermaid Tarot deck. In addition, Love and Sex are also extremely engaging topics. And as expected, this card symbolizes both of these themes. The card alludes to the urge to unite with each other at a high intensity and extremely strong, causing all actions to go out of control. In a spread, this 6th card often symbolizes deep love – the great source of human life force. The relationship cannot just be sexual although, in the vast majority of cases, it can go that way or is often viewed in that direction.
The most commonly seen card is that The Lovers Mermaid Tarot represents entities (people, groups, ideas, transitions) that are strongly attracted for the purpose of establishing a close relationship. The card also symbolizes difficult choices in determining value and explaining the doubts that come with it. In some readings, The Lovers also shows a love triangle, this entanglement can create a dilemma that forces you to choose (between right and wrong, between heart and mind, etc).
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot represents those times that make you feel like you are standing at a crossroads and don’t know which direction to choose, usually between morality and conscience. This card also helps to show the individual worth of each person. In order to make a decision in these dilemmas, you must first understand yourself, and then choose to follow your own path. This means you may have to fend off people who are trying to push you in the wrong direction.
III. The Lovers Mermaid Tarot upright meanings
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot is about two energies, two different parts coming together on the same journey. This is a fusion of opposites for a more cohesive experience. The Lovers is the card of Gemini, the twin energy of self as represented by our mermaid. Is she seeing her other half or is she seeing the person she wants to be? That is one of the questions that arise in the hearts of The Lovers. Do you know what your other half looks like? Can you identify the energy around your sensitive soul, a self untainted by ego? It is important to take the time to understand yourself. Giving yourself time to love and respect yourself is part of laying the foundation for all the relationships that follow.
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot is associated with Gemini in Astrology, therefore, in the vast majority of cases, this card almost always represents the purpose of forming a relationship with another person. In general, it is not surprising that people say The Lovers is usually a card of love and relationships. But of course, this card is not always about love. In some rare cases, it also implies the direction of different dual aspects (such as masculinity/femininity, yin/yang, advance/regress, etc) that always exist in parallel in each of us. The card symbolizes perfection, harmony, and mutual attraction. The belief of one in his/her partner gives him/her strength and confidence to overcome obstacles and difficulties in life. The strong bond that two lovers create is often reflected in a marriage, a spiritual connection, or a very close relationship.
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot can also imply a very strong sexual connection that goes beyond instant gratification and lust to evoke the passion and intense desire that exists between two people. Physical attraction, as well as mutual sexual desire, is very strong for both sexes. On a more personal level, The Lovers card represents personal belief building and a better understanding of your self-worth. This is the time when you realize what is most important to you and find your own life philosophy. Now that you have learned and understood what The Hierophant teaches, you are now ready to create your own belief system and make decisions about what is necessary and what is not in life. This is also a time when you need to be yourself and try to be as honest as possible.
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot also represents great choices. The dilemma will force you to act or make a choice, and you will want to find the best direction to move forward or make the right choice. Something will change your plans or the course of your experience, it may be negative on the surface, but in reality, hides a lot of good luck.
When The Lovers card appears in your reading, think about the decisions and choices you are facing. The fact that The Lovers is a Major card expresses the importance and meaning of these decisions and choices and therefore, requires you to choose the right path. There may be easier options, but you need to ask yourself if that is the right path in the long term. Often, the harder path yields higher benefits, especially when it comes to a deeper level.
If you find yourself wondering about a certain ethical or moral issue, that is, a situation where you have to choose between a morally higher or lower position, then you will need to consider all consequences before acting. The Lovers Mermaid Tarot emphasizes that your value system of dignity is being challenged, and you must make a firm decision based on it. The choice is never really easy or obvious. Unlike The Fool’s choice, which has no right or wrong, The Lovers’ choice will be either very right or very wrong because one of the choices chosen will push you to negative consequences. So it is always wise to seek higher-level guidance before making a final decision. You need to be completely honest with yourself in this situation. Don’t look purely at external values, but take a closer look at your reasons, feelings, choices, and personal values.
Maybe you are having mixed feelings about a relationship or an emotional situation in your life. Chances are at this point, you have fallen into a situation where your heart points to one direction, but your mind tells the opposite. However, the real thing to do (within the moral sphere) is to follow the path your heart is trying to tell you. Some say that actually, each of us has only two forms of existence inside which are “fear” and “love”. When possible, what you should prioritize is “love”.
In terms of work, in case you are faced with two options, you should analyze everything thoroughly, then find the best solution. If you are looking to start a business, you may be helped by your loved one or a superior who adores you very much. If you are looking to start some new projects, be careful not to let emotions affect your calculations and decisions.
On the other hand, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot also reminds you of your dreams and passions that are forgotten by a busy life. They are still present within you like stars being obscured by the light of the day sky. Never lose your dream! It seems that this is also the time when you need to make a decision. Analyze all the information you hold to make the best decision. Maybe at first, you will feel the possibility that something bad is about to happen. And before making a final decision, make sure you fully understand all the factors involved.
In terms of money and finance, maybe you are about to get some money from someone or receive worthy rewards for the efforts you have put in before. If you are looking for a loan, you should find people who have a good relationship with you because they will always be ready to help or advise you on a solution. However, do not lend to others at this time, as it will lead to emotional rifts. The Lovers Mermaid Tarot is also a warning for you about financial imbalance due to emotional spending. In cases where you are thinking about financial problems or borrowing money, you should do everything slowly and think carefully.
In addition, this card also once again reminds you not to let emotions influence your decisions. A romance that is too beautiful can make you become out of control with financial matters. There are things that can wait, but there are also things that cannot. So make sure you give proper attention at the right time to all matters related to money or finances.
In terms of friends and colleagues, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot may be implying that you are about to make new friends or are about to join a new group. However, you should not get entangled in money-related problems because you and your new friends still don’t totally understand each other. On the other hand, you may also be getting help from old friends in all matters such as proposing creative inspiration, emotional advice, and money support. You also seem to have good relationships with your colleagues. However, you should still be careful not to believe everything they say, but look at what they do. At the same time, you should not let affection and complaisant interfere in your work.
In terms of family and relatives, if your family is having a lot of controversy and sorrow, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot signals that everything will pass quickly thanks to the reconciliation of a reputable elder in the family. If you are away from home, this card is a reminder to spend more time and care with your family (such as sending surprising gifts or making phone calls to inquire about your family member’s health). Sometimes, The Lovers also implies that you are about to start a family of your own. According to some other beliefs, the card also signals that you will have someone far away reunite with your family.
In terms of romantic relationships, if you are single, maybe you are about to have a fateful encounter with your future lover. And if you are in a relationship, this is also a pretty important stage because you may be about to meet your lover’s family. If you and your partner are having an argument, then a few romantic actions will help heal and warm your bonding! In addition, this card also gives you a piece of advice that you should express your innermost feelings and thoughts to help both of you better understand each other.
In other cases, if you and your partner are having problems, it is very necessary to share and sympathize with each other right now. It is advisable to spend some private time with each other and not be disturbed by the hustle and bustle of life! Love is turning into the center of your life. It could be the emergence of a new relationship or an event that helps create a strong bond between you and your partner/ex. Either way, you will be very happy. Even those around you can clearly see the aura of happiness surrounding you. Chances are, everything related to your love, whether it is a new relationship or a long-term development, the card says that both of you may be thinking about a bright future together. Once again, share your joy with those close to you. Your upcoming love life is sure to be filled with happiness.
In terms of health, if you are feeling that you have a health problem, you should take the time to see your doctor. Do not arbitrarily take medicine because this can cause you a lot of trouble. On the contrary, if you are in the process of treatment, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot carries only good signs. There are some beliefs that The Lovers is trying to warn you to be careful not to get into trouble with sexually transmitted diseases. Be careful and stay away from unsafe indulgences! The Lover card sends the message that someone who can help you with your physical troubles is getting there. That person can be a doctor, a nurse, or a therapist, depending on the choices you make in life. Again, face the challenges and reflect on the information you have about the current illness. Be grateful for what you have and try to do therapy/healing if necessary to improve your health.
In terms of duties and superiors, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot indicates that you are receiving attention from your superiors and are entrusted with tasks that are suited for you. However, you should not become complacent because of that. Try to maintain this situation by always completing the best work in the shortest time possible. And if you are in a high position, the card is reminding you to be careful not to be overwhelmed by your emotions and become overly biased towards a subordinate as this will make the person you favor become conceited, and at the same time prone to creating bad reputations in the working environment.
In terms of accidents and loss, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot does not directly deal with these issues. However, sometimes the card refers to the appearance of a third person in a relationship, leading to discordant things that cause the love between the two to be broken. You can become extremely distressed and depressed when you find yourself in the above situation. But remember that the most important thing is how your partner handles the situation! Therefore, you should find ways to heal, strengthen your feelings and care for your partner more!
In terms of spirit, during this period, you are working with someone special, be it a guide, manager, or sect leader, who can help you in many ways in your quest for enlightenment. However, you should not follow them blindly. Be sure to question everything and listen to what your heart and intuition are telling you. You should filter information so that you only absorb what is really useful and ignore the rest. Someone to guide you on your spiritual journey may appear. Remember the old saying: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
IV. The Lovers Mermaid Tarot reversed meanings
What you can see is what you get, or so you think. Mirrors are deceiving – they don’t let us see our true selves. Instead, they reflect only a few similarities but hide a little difference. Whatever you see is from a different angle flipped, shifted by the trick of the light. What you are seeing about yourself is not the real image. You are not really focused, you are just refusing to see the difference, the deviation of the real image only. This is to your detriment, and all your relationships will pay the price for this lazy approach of yours.
Even in the reversed form, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot still carries information about good omens, especially in relationships (both love and other relationships) in your life. Chances are, at this point, you have found yourself in a dilemma and don’t know what to do. The key advice is to pay attention to your emotions and feelings to see what it is trying to say, thereby serving as a premise for you to analyze and clarify the underlying reasons. Intuition is quite abstract, but every time it appears, it has its own reason, and you should not try to deny it, but accept it to find the message it is trying to send you.
The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse means that you are avoiding responsibility for the consequences of your actions. You made a hasty decision based purely on your own desires for instant gratification and now you are trying to blame it on someone else or fate. You have to do what you can to change, but if that is not possible, let go of the past and resolve to make better decisions in the future. The card can also refer to inner conflicts or struggles with yourself, rather than with external influences. It suggests disharmony and difficulty in balancing harmony within yourself. Are you punishing yourself for what you have done or feel like you need to be held accountable for it? To get yourself out of this situation, you need to be very focused on connecting your belief system and your values. This will help you make more informed decisions in the future.
In addition, you may also need to return to the energy of The Hierophant and seek advice from an organization or spiritual mentor. The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse can also reflect feelings in a relationship that do not come from either side. One person in this relationship may have more intense emotions than the other and be more demonstrative. This can lead to later disappointments and feelings of insecurity about the relationship. You may be hesitant to open your heart to your partner for the fear of getting hurt. You need to know that there is always an imbalance in relationships. With that in mind, you can change your behavior to correct a situation where you are not getting along with your partner or someone else who is so important in your life. Make an effort to bring things into balance and not allow them to get out of your control. You may be going through a slight breakdown during this period, but that certainly does not mean it is over! Simply try to maintain balance and harmony with each other.
In terms of work, maybe you are feeling strongly attracted to a coworker. This is not bad, it is just that The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse is reminding you to be careful, don’t let yourself get twisted between work and love. Know what you are getting into as it is likely to cost you your career. Are you ready to accept that? Don’t be too arrogant! Think carefully about worst-case scenarios before making a final decision.
In terms of money and finance, you seem to be so focused on your love line that you forget about other important aspects such as friendships, finances, and personal life. If you need help, ask for it. Losing control over your finances is always a mistake, no matter what is going on in your life. Don’t take your eyes off the things that need attention, even if it makes you feel like you are walking on cloud nine or something like that.
In terms of romantic relationships, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse indicates that there may be some imbalance in your relationships. You may be sensing a bond that is beginning to fall apart and slowly break down. Your mutual feelings are starting to get out of tune, and you may be feeling as though you are not getting along. Although there was good potential at the first meeting, it has now become suspect. You begin to realize that your standards and thoughts for the future are really different. Those fundamental differences will probably be the end of the relationship if they are not resolved.
If you are in a committed relationship, the card conveys the message that the time to come is the moment when your romance is being blessed. However, the reversed card is simply to slightly reduce the completeness of this relationship. Or maybe you will feel completeness and happiness a little later compared to the upright card. Just keep a positive attitude. If you are single, this is the perfect time to go out and meet people!
In terms of health, if you are having health problems, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse advises you to completely focus on this issue. Even if your health is not good and causes you pain, it still tries its best to serve you. If you need help getting through this difficult time, try looking outside for significant information. Self-esteem and taking good care of yourself are the most important things right now.
In terms of spirit, The Lovers Mermaid Tarot in reverse may mean that if you are not careful, you may be entangled in a forbidden love (for example, falling in love with a priest, a married one, or your teacher). Be wary of incoming emotions. These kinds of feelings can prevent you from learning what you should learn from that person. If that person also offers to build a relationship with you, think twice. Maybe your trust is being taken advantage of, so always be careful!