This week’s Harrow card, The Liar, definitely has something to hide. The card shows a monstrous creature called a lamia, which has the upper body of a beautiful woman and a long serpent’s tail where her legs should be. She wears a flared headdress, and in her hands she holds a bouquet of dead, colorless roses.
If you haven’t guessed by just the image on the card, The Liar is someone who should not be trusted. It comes from the suit of Crowns, which governs Charisma, the ability associated with love and emotional expression. However, the card is aligned Chaotic Evil, the alignment of selfishness, cruel impulse, and supreme self-interest. Thus, The Liar typically represents a deceitful or treacherous kind of love, or a love bordering on obsession, the kind that drives people to dangerous extremes. It can also represent an unrequited love, since that kind of love makes it easy to see the object of affection as cruel or heartless for not returning our affections.