Ruling Arcana of 2022: The Lovers acts, vibrates, integrates and connects
If you are tired of the dragging pace of 2021, you can cheer up, because 2022 is coming to get us off the ground. This change comes about because the ruling arcana of these years could not be more divergent.
The arcana of The Pope, the ruler of 2021, is essentially normative. It hits on the key of submission to beliefs, established rules, and protocols dictating norms for the entire collectivity. The competence behind these guidelines is being disputed in the fierce clash between Science and Spirituality, strongly manipulated by politics. Under the weight of these leaderships, there is not much space left for individuality to express itself, physical contact has been partially replaced by virtual contact, and everyone resents this.
In contrast to this climate, ruled by the arcana The Lovers, 2022 will be agile and vibrant. Dialogue, connection between people, and meeting fellow beings will also be favored, bringing a strong feeling of (re)integration. The time to redefine patterns and philosophy.
Ruling Arcana 2022: The Lovers
The arcana of The Lovers will be the ruler of 2022. In the tarot this card is the Major arcana number 6, astrologically assigned to Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. It prepares us for a great event: the union of opposite and complementary forces coming into balance. What could be greater than this?
As befits the major arcana, the influence of The Lovers will manifest in all segments of life, reconfiguring our karmic destiny.
The hard – but valuable – lessons of 2021 could not have been understood any other way. After this learning, it will be possible to leave the social aridity and embrace new paths.
And the paths will open up in many directions, for there will be many choices to be made, as is characteristic of Gemini. Having choices is an aspect of freedom; choosing is responsibility – in this we summarize the grace and challenge of 2022, because the Gemini driving force wants to tread through all the possibilities, driven by the multivalence and fluctuation of the Air element.
With Mercury favoring communication, 2022 offers very stimulating affective connections. Not just romantic connections, but also in terms of finding your tribe – your reference point for affection, warmth and acceptance.
Already in the context of community, no one will be “just another” in the crowd. Mass resolutions will be supplanted by individual values. Guidelines dictated by hegemonies will be highly questioned. Practices that restrict people’s choices and happiness will be discarded.
This will be experienced as an imperative feeling of being true to yourself, honoring what you truly believe in. The kaleidoscopic richness of Gemini will make available many opportunities for engagement in situations and projects to which you will be drawn by affinity and empathy.
“Everyone knows the pain and delight of being who they are.” Harness the power of Mercury and express your truth with clarity.
Archetype and predictions of the 2022 Ruling Arcana
In The Lovers chart everything is illuminated. The Sun sheds its light generously. It is a time of clarity, revelation – and also of vitality, catalyzing the attraction between opposites about to merge.
The setting of this chart is reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. In the foreground the man and woman, young and naked, are reminiscent of Adam and Eve. Like two souls connecting, they are arranged on the left and right of the card, forming a portal, signaling that we are about to cross this strong magnetic field in which differences dissolve into each other and harmonize.
Man is in front of the Tree of Life. Its twelve branches (a reference to the twelve signs of the zodiac) are on fire, a reference to the flame of life ignited by passion, the motivation for man’s path. That is why he looks at the woman fascinated, recognizing in her his complementary and corresponding aspect.
On the other side of the card, behind the woman, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil bears its fruit. The coiled serpent warns us of temptation, which can divert us from the higher purpose of this arcana. The woman, however, turns her back on the serpent and directs her gaze to the angel, herself constituting the psychic link (of the emotions) between the conscious (man, anchored in logic) and the spiritual plane (the angel).
The name Angel of the Air, Raphael, means “God heals”. The angel blesses the union of man and woman as emanations of the Divine. So on earth as in heaven: in the background a volcanic mountain suggests the potential for passion to erupt from this encounter. Above them all, the sun radiates light, as the transcendent presence of a Cosmic superconsciousness. So expect a year of emotional healing and repair.
The Lovers in Love
In 2022 love finally receives the blessing of the universe to happen, and just like the characters in The Lovers chart, you will be more disarmed to take on your vulnerability.
This phenomenon begins with accepting and integrating all the parts of yourself that you have excluded. Walk with great compassion through those hiding places in your Shadow, where you have hidden the “thorny” contents under lock and key. Self-love makes us receptive to the love of others. By reintegrating these aspects, you will find yourself more complete in yourself, and from this you will be able to better recognize who is compatible with your energy. Also more free from conventions to fall in love, to feel the desire, to cultivate a nice intimacy with your partner. Love attracts love.
Personal bonds will be highlighted. Family life goes through an update. If you are not well situated in your family of origin, you will probably find a family at heart. But there is also a chance for reconciliation – perhaps with people of kinship who previously did not make themselves close. Refugees and expatriates may find shelter in a new land. If you are alone, there is a good chance that you will find a love to call your own, with good chemistry. Many people will feel that they have found their soulmate. Whatever the situation, it will be the moment for everyone to participate in an affective network.
In contrast to the traditionalism of 2021, relationships in 2022 will be open to new arrangements and agreements – in union formats, in the negotiation of roles and responsibilities in domestic life, in the conduct of intimate relationships. Nor will it be an oba-oba. There must be transparency, honoring the sacred valence of the arcana of The Lovers. Whatever the agreement, it must be supported by ethics that everyone involved is aware of. Mercury favors diplomacy in discussions, dialogue, and participation.
Free will carries a lot of weight. In many moments you will be in an ethical dilemma, in a position to make a choice – then live with the consequences of it. The arcana of The Lovers also requires discernment, scruples, and courage, not just impulse and experimentalism. Living according to our beliefs is not as easy as it may seem at first glance.
The Lovers in the World
The year 2022 will be dynamic and will bring many reforms around the world.
In everyday life, coexistence will be guided by compatibility, favoring the formation of associations, cooperatives, and support groups.
In the political scene, new fronts and leaderships will emerge. Under Mercury’s influence, there will be many speeches giving voice to the underprivileged sectors, which did not receive due prominence in previous proposals. Revolutionary thinking will be felt to be more flourishing and civilized, and avant-garde ideas will have a lot of support.
The detail of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is an important reference: as is typical of Gemini, there will be no lack of information. So, no one will be able to omit himself, claim ignorance or lack of knowledge when confronting reality and making decisions. It will be difficult to select and discern the truth amidst the intense flow of information.
The Lovers in Career
In 2022 the arcana of The Lovers puts people and contexts with affinity with each other in contact with each other. By tuning into your most authentic self, you also attract people and activities in which you find identification.
Career-wise, you will be motivated to finally pursue what you have always wanted to do. That possibility of going on an exchange abroad will seem very attractive. Many will find a new vocation. Those who continue in the same field will highlight their professional profile, emphasizing their differential.
Take advantage of Mercury’s inspiration to make the best disclosure and presentation of what you have to offer. Prepare your resume, attend the interview, put together the folder. It will be a moment of great visibility to show what is special about you.
The Lovers in Financial Life
In 2022 the climate of opportunity tends to be contagious in all sectors. The market will be in full swing, with partnerships and companies emerging and moving business forward. Visionary ventures will get off the ground.
On a personal level you will be making plans: romantic getaways, vacations, or adventures. Some of you will feel like throwing everything away and going around the world. All this in the “vibe” of following your dreams, taking the road never taken before, but long desired.
Be careful not to blow up everything you have managed to save in 2021, because you will have thousands of stimuli and justifications for this. Including wedding parties and honeymoon trips.
The Lovers in Health
In 2022 scientific evidence and new tools for health control will allow more freedom under the sun. With this, people will get out of their homes and meet each other. Leisure and wellness will once again become a part of life.
You will be inclined to take risks in new things. Team sports and group activities will be on the rise, after all, it will be the year for everyone to find their own group: the crossfit you never imagined, the cycling crew, jiu-jitsu, the motorbikers, ballroom dancing… Lots of physical and social contact! The very space of the activities will become more inclusive, incorporating issues of adaptability and accessibility, in order to bring together and integrate.
Alert for healthy and conscious sexual behavior, because The Lovers’ energy makes the physical attraction between people more intense. You will feel free, light, and loose to fall in love. Gemini brings many options to move the love life along. And everyone will be more comfortable in your skin, and more exposed. So sparks will fly! But under no circumstances does this mean acting without responsibility for yourself and others. Always choose the good, love and care.
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