In my book Black Widow Curse & The Coven, I do reference Tarot and readings through the book. Here is snip of the scene at Tallulah's where she along with Meridian, Raina and Esmra sit at her kitchen table after breakfast to go over the cards that Meridian had chosen with Raina.
The next card you drew is the lovers card,” Tallulah said.
“Oh good! Something positive!” Meridian was giddy and still naïve about things to include a tarot card reading.
“Hold on, Meridian. Sometimes it represents a choice as well. It doesn’t mean that the universe is just going to drop the one out of the sky. It is in the sixth place which is Karmic lessons to be learned. This person or choice has more than just a love meaning to it. You may indeed find someone or have found someone, but this person may be someone from your past life that has an impact on your present situation. In fact, it maybe Kieren or Relic,” Esmra said as she squeezed Meridian’s hand, feeling sad to have to deliver the honest news.
The Lovers card shows a naked man and woman standing beneath the angel, Raphael, whose name means ‘God heals’ and represents both physical and emotional healing. The angel blesses the man and woman and reminds them of their union with the Divine.
The couple stands in a beautiful, fertile landscape, reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. Behind the woman stands a tall apple tree, with a snake winding its way up the trunk. The serpent and apple tree represent the temptation of sensual pleasures that may take one’s focus away from the Divine. Behind the man is a tree of flames, which represent passion, the primary concern of the man. The twelve flames suggest the twelve zodiac signs, the symbol of time and eternity. The man looks to the woman, who watches the angel, showing the path of the conscious to the subconscious to the super-conscious, or from physical desire to emotional needs to spiritual concerns.
The volcanic mountain in the background is rather phallic and represents the eruption of passion that happens when man and woman meet in full frontal nudity.
'Black Widow Curse & The Coven'In the book , this card is meant to represent that possibility that the past life lovers may represent Relic or Kieren, who are spirit guides. Relic has always been looked upon by Meridian as more of a brother and best friend. Kieren was a new guide to the realm who had his eye on Meridian and she certainly had her eye on him.
Now she has found Aiden and has fixated on being with him but also she fixates on what being with him means with her curse.
As far as tarot from the author's perspective, where the lovers card is concerned, I do not see this card as negative at all, however the placement in the past setting would certainly cause concern for someone like Meridian having found a new love interest.
In astrology, the lovers card is associated with the 3rd house, and Gemini which is ruled by the planet Mercury.
The Angel is a messenger of love and brings guidance from the heavens to help the man and woman. Similarly, Gemini rules the 3rd House of communication, information and messages.