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ACE OF HEARTS
love

Question - What is love? What has been your biggest love experience?

A cup or a heart, symbolizing unity through mutual affect, loves, the Holy Graal, and Eucharistic communion of the 12 apostolic souls represents the unity of the sensitive world. The suit of hearts represents human life from our feelings point of view and its recurrent situations, through which hearts are disciplined. If we observe this process through a relational angle, using the 4 fundamental archetypes pattern, we'll see that it has as a gravity confer a relationship with the Other Sex, represented by the Empress in the major archanes and by the Lady of Hearts in the figured cards.



TWO OF HEARTS
seduction

Question - How do you react when you're blatantly flirted at by a younger person?

There is here a possibility of a relationship, the soul (anima) and sexuality (animus) observe and try to know each other. Seduction, more than the flirt, characterizes this stage of the affective process. In it, there is yet insecurity and fear of rejection fighting with the interest and curiosity to affectivity begin a new relationship.



THREE OF HEARTS
passion

Question - How many times have you fallen in love? Are you still able to do so?

This card represents a state of complete affective and emotional empathy, a passion where the person gets enchanted by her/his image reflected in the other.
It indicates, therefore, a promising romance, and affective relationship that will bring results but, above all, a relationship of projection and transference, where the other isnít recognized.



FOUR OF HEARTS
the other's shadow

Question - What has been your biggest deception with love?
The shadowy side of the partner, that in the previous stage wasnít observed, is presented here in the form of doubt an emotional discontentment. We have, in this card all disillusion of a counter-transference, where voices and exterior voices of the central relationship forces the lover to be conscious of the other's true personality. For Waite, this card means pleasure; and for Crowley, luxury.



FIVE OF HEARTS
relationship crisis

Question - What facts would justify the end of your present relationship? What are the reasons of your last disagreements?

The loss of something that is loved is symbolized in the Golden Dawn Tarot by the fact that both cups are empty; Crowley illustrates it with an inverted pentagram, symbol of the devil and evil, while Waite sees it as a loss of pleasure. Because of all this, this card represents a period of crisis within a relationship, a brief breaking up where remorse related to past appear. In Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke's mythological tarot, the central cause of this crisis is the fact that the psyche (anima) has tried to truly know Eros (animus) and to do so betrayed his trust.



SIX  OF HEARTS
meditating the pain of loss

Question - Give an example about something that you regret having done. If you could go back in time, what happenings would you like to modify in your life?
In this card we see represented not only the feeling of loss or nostalgia, but also the affective maturing resulting from a meditation about pain and loss, of a growing through yearning. In the mythological tarot, it is the absence of Eros (animus, sexuality) that takes the psychic (the soul) to the conscience of his/her love.



SEVEN OF HEARTS
affective humility

Question - What are the most restrictive aspects of your relationships? What concessions and demands did you consider positive and resulted in changing your personality?

The restrictive action of Geburah in the affective field is represented by the idea of "affective humility", where we must accept the limitations imposed by the relationship,  submitting to its demands in order for it to continue.



EIGHT OF HEARTS
renounce

Question - Would you sacrifice your life, your profession and all your patrimony for a perfect love?

This is the most painful point of a relationship, the moment to loose hope and give oneself up to destiny. There is here the idea that we should give up something or somebody and face death for love, of preferring the end of a situation in name of one's own feeling. Waite sees in this card the "renounce to success or decline of interest for everything", Crowley calls it "indolence" while the mythological tarot disillusioned in relation to the other, but not in the relation to its own love.



NINE OF HEARTS
reconciliation

Question - If the Genie of the lamp offered you three wishes, what would they be?

Waite sees in this card, the "realization of wishes" and  "complete success". There is in it, a structural reintegration between animus and anima, represented in the mythological tarot by the meeting of the psychic and Eros, before the goddess Aphrodite. The soul reencounters sexuality under the sign of true love.



TEN OF HEARTS
marriage

Question - What do you consider fundamental for a marriage to last forever ?

As opposed to the Ten of Spades, the Ten of Hearts is considered the best card of the tarot. It symbolizes alchemic marriage, the definite union between sex and the heart. As this idea also corresponds to the spiritual unity, we can say that the Ten of Hearts is equivalent to the Ace of Clubs in another level.


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