6 The Lovers – Golden Dawn

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.

MacGregor Mathers

Wise Dispositions, Proof, Trials Surmounted.

Reversed meanings

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.

Zodiac Sign


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

Egyptian Gods



Twin Gods


As containing the twin Horus deities

Greek Gods


Inspirer of Oracles.

Castor and Pollux


Roman Gods


Flora and Fauna of The Lovers



Precious Stones


Iceland Spar




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

Magical Powers

Bilocation, Prophecy

Magical Weapon


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

Pale mauve

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.

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