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No one has mentioned what first struck me -- that this might be the same couple seen in The Moon card, although admittedly the male's wings here are bat-like, in The Moon they appear to be feathered. Or maybe it's the same female, but a different male -- she's played her games and is worn out with flirting, so her final choice is carrying her off, victorious. Whereas in The Moon, the female was dominant, in The Sun it's the male who leads the way, which is appropriate to the two cards.

I do see tenderness here, and affection. I think the idea is that gothic creatures, like all beings, can be affectionate as well. And I really don't think they're vampiric; I think the eclipse is just a device to be able to show the sun -- hardly a gothic staple -- without resorting to a blazing radiance that wouldn't fit the gothic atmosphere at all.
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