The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return!
— Ewan McGregor as Christian in Moulin Rouge
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
Family (biological or chosen) and deep personal connections are at the heart of the Luciferian Dominion, and the symbolism of The Lovers represents those connections. This could stand for literal romance, or any truly harmonious relationship. Implicit in The Lovers is the Baphometic concept of Balance; solve and coagula, as above, so below. While balance doesn’t necessarily mean perfect equality, harmony requires balance in the correct amount; one does not use an equal measure of salt and flour to make a cake, but their proper proportions are balanced for the purpose of cake-making.
One might say that intelligence is knowing that balance is necessary, and wisdom is discerning what the proper balance is. We should strive for proper balance in all things, and in our relationship, with our loved ones and lovers, we should honor them enthusiastically.
Luciferians are possessed of some of the deepest capacities for love and empathy, and thus they are the light of the world; light that should touch every good thing in our sight. Few things will give us the strength and unity to do the work we have to do in the coming days like love, for ourselves, for our world, and for each other.
Charging the Sigil
The Lovers hold our sacred bonds dear, reminding us to honor the ones we love. We hold our loved ones close to our heart, be they family, partners, children, or even friends. We honor the love we share for one another, growing our bonds ever stronger. We are reminded to also care for ourselves, for self-love is an intimate acceptance of who we are and who we strive to be. .
As we devote our time this month to honoring Lucifer, charging our sigil encourages a deeper connection. If this is your first time charging a symbol like this, you can think of it like a moodboard – this sigil represents us as a community and religion. What does this sigil mean to you? What can it represent? Take the time to focus and reflect, meditate on what each of our concepts mean to you and how they can apply to our lives.
For our energy workers, you may charge our sigil by visualizing a bright white light surrounding it. Use breath work to guide this energy into the sigil, knowing that it grows in strength as you do so. You can also focus our themed concepts into the sigil using meditation and our affirmations to program this energy. This will serve to strengthen our sigil for later use in our ritual.
The following incantation may be used as part of your sigil charging, or used as an affirmation:
“Thy sacred bonds grow ever stronger. ”
The Lovers inspire us to practice care. Spend some time with your loved ones today, but also practice some self care. Do something that makes you happy – be it a relaxing bath, practicing a hobby you love, or just taking the time to rest. There’s so much overwhelming stress in our society, and spreading the love is a good reminder of what actually matters to us.
The following resources may be enjoyed to deepen your connection to today’s concept. Please note that links to reading are not endorsements of every idea contained therein but are intended to offer a more broadly informed view.
How did the human heart become associated with love? And how did it turn into the shape we know today?
Make Your Own
We encourage you to make your own oracle card for each of our themed days, so that come the end of our Advent, you will have your own Luciferian oracle deck. These cards may be used to give you insight on what you may need to work with in the future.
We recommend using blank playing cards if available, but any kind of art or canvas cards, even lined notecards can be used. Make your drawing or symbol (it doesn’t have to be amazing, only meaningful to you) on one side and on the other write down any key phrases or words or concepts that resonate with the image to you.
If you choose to share your result, which we would love to see, you may use the hashtags #luciferiandominion and #adventoflucifer so that we can find them! If you choose to make your oracle deck part of your #Inktober or #Drawloween events, please feel free to use those hashtags and include them in relevant spaces!
Happy creating during this blessed Advent!