This Servant represents the Love that appears after the Lust has been satisfied.
The Lovers is not about Sex or lust – it is about Intimacy and acceptance. It’s about partnerships, trust and synergy. It’s about two separate people or things joining as one.
The Lovers recalls that moment after the lust has been satisfied and the involved still want the other person to be close to them. It’s the relationship after the honeymoon period where the couple really fall in Love as people rather than lovers. The Lovers reminds The Querent about the closeness and comfort that forms in great relationships.
When The Lovers appears in a reading it tells The Querent that there is a need for partnership – but not necessarily romantic partnership, The Lovers often signals business partnerships or new significant friendships, but often it represents romantic relationships.
As a future card can herald a new and wonderful relationship.
The Lovers can be used when the Operator is looking for a lasting relationship, it is not a Servant for those looking for quick and easy love hook-ups with no strings attached (The Carnal is a great Servant for that area). Instead The Lovers is used to attract a mate or long-term relationship.
The Lovers is also great when trying to make a relationship more loving, warm or generally closer. Candle, rose Incenses, or indeed rose flowers themselves make great offerings when the Operator petitions The Lovers for help.
The Lovers Servant is great to seek advice from when wanting to move a current relationship to the next level or when significant changes need to be made to the relationship without wanting to cause long-term or irrevocable damage.