Snakebites & Love

What about you? What do you see in this card? Why do you think the snake bites one and not the other?

Deviant Moon Borderless Lovers
Deviant Moon Borderless Lovers
Deviant Moon Borderless

Today’s card is a reminder that there is balance in love. This deck intrigues me a lot. I don’t read with it very often but just got a copy of it for review. It’s the borderless version of the Deviant Moon Tarot from U.S. Games. So much is happening here.

The two lovers are entwined. The Moon shines a dedicated beam down to them. A snake chomps on the male figure’s left leg. Is that to envenomate or is it to warn or maybe it is to transform?

Her head is back in what looks like ecstasy to me. His eyes are wide open where as hers are shut. She is trusting that he will hold her and not drop her.

In some ways this card is super disturbing to me. It reminds me of all the times I’ve trusted someone not to drop me. Of all the times I’ve gone into a relationship blind.

But why does the snake bite him and not her?

In my current relationship, I feel that I do have my eyes open. We have known one another for three years. We’ve had love, fights, sickness, joy…and so much more. So we decided to get married since neither of us could see it going any where else. Not so romantic as it might have been if we were in our twenties…grin. But far less drama!

So I’ll take this balanced lovers card as a reminder that trust and seeing things for what they are are the important messages for today.

What about you? What do you see in this card? Why do you think the snake bites one and not the other?

Lovers, Borderless Deviant Moon Tarot, U.S. Games, 2014

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3 thoughts on “Snakebites & Love”

  1. This cards is giving me the creeps. The guy is almost like a predator and I wonder why he is still wearing his head. Perhaps she is closing her eyes so she can fantasize about someone else πŸ˜€

  2. I have this deck as well, and although I don’t read from it often, when I do I find the messages provoke deep thinking with their slightly disturbing images. When I see this card I always think of something Ronna Detrick said which offers a way of remembering our sovereignty. We can buy into the familiar story, β€œOr eat apples boldly, talk to snakes and tell a different story.” Perhaps the serpent is offering this chance to the male as well.

    Congratulations on your marriage. Eyes wide open is a wonderful way to enter into the magic of anything. Many blessings to you both.

  3. The Deviant Moon is one of my favorite decks. I have ordered but haven’t received my borderless edition. Because they are somewhere between concrete and abstract, I keep seeing different things in the cards with repeated readings.

    I have never seen the snake as biting the guy on the ankle. I always saw that as curling up around the ankle. But I’ll keep the “biting” in mind as another possible interpretation.

    The guy’s eyes are open because he is waking up out of the sexual trance and thinking, “What am I doing here?” The woman is enraptured.

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