6. The Lovers

When the number 3 (the Empress) meets her double, we come to the number 6 (the Lovers). The Empress seeing herself reflected in another.

Here, we also move from the number 5 (the Hierophant) where we defined our ideal art world. And come now to meet our kindred creative spirits. This is your: niche, like-minded artists, or collaborations, your audience and community, etc.

It’s where you recognise your flavour of creativity and aesthetic outside yourself or studio-practice. The Lovers seek to engage and embrace this echo of your art – with all it’s flaws.

Journal Prompts

Where do you see your “artist self” or “spirit” reflected in another: Aesthetic, Person, Place or Thing?

How can you build a consistency and rhythm of engaging, embracing, inspiring and taking nourishment with your kindred niche?

Self Portrait Prompt

Yourself reflected or embodied, in another (aesthetic, person, place or thing). 

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.