|Tarot of the Sidhe ©Emily Carding|
I read this two different ways. The Maker Three could be me in my nurturing mother aspect, and the Emperor me in my disciplinarian aspect. Or the Maker Three could be the new baby in my womb, the fruit I hope to bring to the world quite literally through labour (the card is subtitled Labour's Fruit). That would make the Emperor my firstborn son, an association he has long held for me. In either case, what I see here is the suggestion that it doesn't have to be an either/or choice, but rather that I can choose both!
It's not something I normally associate with the Lovers. After all, the card either shows a couple, or a man with two women and a look of confusion. Yet, who says that when we make choices they must exclude other choices? I wouldn't personally choose polygamy, but when the choice is between two aspects of ourself, or two children, why should we only choose one?
A good reminder, then, that I can be nurturing and have clear boundaries, and that I can hopefully have another child without changing my relationship with my son in any negative way :)