When you actively work with certain symbols of the tarot, you can attract and magnetize the relationship that you want into your life. Cups, wings, wreaths and fruit are the symbols that appear in the so-called love cards of the deck, and they represent different aspects of romance, relationships and intimacy. Read on to learn tools for enhancing your relationship if you're currently partnered; or if you’re single, learn how to attract your perfect partner!
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Wreaths made of flowers, fruits or stars are represented in a number of the love cards (Two and Three of Cups, the Empress, the Sun). Wreaths symbolize continuity, commitment and community. Bring these qualities into your relationship by making a special wreath for yourself. Use any materials that resonate for you: flowers, herbs, sparkly jewels, glitter, etc. If you need help making the circular shape, use an already formed wreath template from a craft store and add your own ingredients. As you make your wreath, meditate on commitment, sustenance and enduring unions. When you finish, hang the wreath on your bedroom door to magnetize this love into your life.
The Cups suite of the tarot is also known as the "love suite," since they represent the heart and emotions. Cups symbolize open-heartedness, a quality that is often the first step towards welcoming love into your life. To reap the most benefit from this symbol, buy yourself a beautiful drinking vessel, such as a cup, goblet, wine glass or mug -- whatever most appeals to your heart. Make a habit of drinking from it regularly. Every time you take a sip, imagine that your heart is open, honest and ready for love. This practice will work as a daily affirmation, emphasizing your ability to take a chance and create room in your heart for love to enter.
Many of the love cards of the tarot (the Lovers, the Ace of Cups, the Two of Cups) have winged creatures featured prominently in their design. Symbolizing freedom within union, choice and growth potential, wings are a potent reminder that space, perspective and expansion are important components of a healthy relationship. To cultivate and attract these qualities in a future or current relationship, place images of birds or other winged creatures on a love altar, or in another special place in your home.
Symbolizing sweetness, fertility and juicy sensuality, fruit shows up in two of the most important tarot love cards: the Lovers and the Empress. To cultivate fruit's special qualities into your love life, spend more time consciously eating it. As you enjoy your next juicy mango, plum or ripe peach, savor the taste, smell and texture of this luscious treat. Allow yourself to fully be in the moment, opening to the abundance that is already in your life.