Psyche grew distrustful and one night while Cupid was sleeping she lit an oil lamp to see who or what he really was. In the process she pricked herself with one of his arrows and burned his chest with lamp oil. He flew away in a rage.
This card reminds us the fevered lust that is usually the start of a relationship must shortly be mixed with conversation and understanding about who and what we've pledged our bodies to. Lust alone will not sustain a long term relationship, and it's better to have our cards on the table early on rather than feel betrayed and scarred later.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy." ~ Bill Cosby 1937-
Each suit portrays a classic love story, Arrows show Cupid and Psyche; Staves show Siegfried and Brunnhilde; Cups show Tristan and Isolde; and Coins show Danae and Zeus. Each major card, many renamed, represents a singular story from mythology.