Golden Dawn Title of The Lovers: Children of the Voice Divine, The Oracles of the Mighty Gods
Divinatory meanings of The Lovers
Inspiration (passive, mediumistic). Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.
Wise Dispositions, Proof, Trials Surmounted.
Unwise Plans, Failure when put to the test.
Attributions of The Lovers
Correct design of The Lovers
A prophet, young, and in the sign of Osiris Risen
He is inspired by Apollo to prophesy concerning things sacred and profane: represented by a boy with his bow and two women, a priestess and a harlot. Liber 777
Hebrew letter Zayn – Z
The Twins reconciled. The answer of the Oracles is always Death
- Zayn = The Twins reconciled.
- Yod = Answer
- Nun = Death
Zayin a Sword, refers to the attribution of the letter to Gemini, the sign corresponding to intellectual analysis. The Yod above suggests the hilt; that below, the blade.
Gemini is the 3rd sign of the Zodiac ruled by Mercury. The symbol of Gemini is the Twins. Gemini rules from May 21-June 20
Path of Wisdom
The Seventeenth Path is the Disposing Intelligence, which provides Faith to the Righteous, to be clothed with the Holy Spirit by it.
Deities associated with The Lovers
As containing the twin Horus deities
Inspirer of Oracles.
Castor and Pollux
Flora and Fauna of The Lovers
The Penguin superficially imitates man
The Zebra is associated with Gemini because of its stripes.
The Parrot has the power speech, pertaining to Gemini.
The Magpie is especially sacred to Gemini because of its piebald plumage and its power of speech.
Orchids might perhaps better be attributed to Yesod or Capricorn for obvious reasons; they are found here (Gemini) on account of their duplex characteristics.
Magical Attributions of The Lovers
The Tripod would appear at first sight to be Lunar; but this wrong. The real connection is with ATU VI, the “Oracle of the Mighty Gods.”
Colour Scales of The Lovers
Knight Colour Scale
Queen Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
New Yellow Leather
Princess Colour Scale
Reddish Grey, inclined to Mauve
Gemini is perfected by active thoughts, aimed and tinged by spiritual intention.