(virtuous) lily


To clarify and deepen my understanding of the (Virtuous) Lily (for the (Sensual) Lily click >> here!), I pondered the following comparisons with similar and/or opposing cards. Maybe my comparisons will inspire you to make your own!

Virtuous Lily vs. Sensual Lily
Virtuous Lily: Virtue, wisdom, humility. Contentedness caused by an absence of cravings, an absence of inner disturbance. Modesty, frugality, frigid austereness.
Sensual Lily: Sexuality and sensuality, high quality pleasures. Contentedness caused by harmony and plenty of pleasure. Gluttony, laziness, excess.

Lily: Innocence especially in the sense of "being without guilt" - the innocence and "purity" of someone blameless, honest and pure of thought. Actual, physical stainlessness, cleanliness.
Child: Innocence and purity especially in the sense of "hasn't had contact yet with the harsh, dirty parts of life". Sexually innocent in the sense of "inexperienced".

Virtuous Lily: "I don't have sex!" Sexual abstinence. Possibly: frigidity, prudery.
Child: Sexual immaturity, innocence. "I haven't had (much) sex (yet)." Sexual immaturity, inexperience, innocence.
Lily: "I enjoy sex!" Sexual passion, maturity, experience. A purely sexual relationship.
Snake: "I want sex!" Strong sex drive. To use sex as a means to an end. Seduction.

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