The Archetype of The Lovers: The yearning for union is a basic human drive. We see it expressed in romantic love, in religious & spiritual practices, in political causes, in creativity, in the search for self. The desire to give over to something larger than our individual personae, to be swept up & embraced by a Beloved, by a Muse, a God or Goddess, to lose ourselves & become more than who we are, is shared by all humans. Internally, it can be viewed as the motion towards uniting parts of the self that we feel are separate or other than ourselves. It is an dance with shadow, with all that we can become, a movement towards wholeness & grace. Embrace & be kind to your loved one, your self, & your passion for union! Happy Valentine’s Day!