This card is often interpreted as the choice between good and evil (Choice of grace) or a sensual woman (or life) and a spiritually oriented woman.
But both women in the picture are well clothed and show the veiled back or the veiled front.
The physical forces (lower ~ Shaktis) which first on card 10 transform into 'Ida and Pingala' (the wheel) and later at step 12 into the two pillars, ie. spirituality and vitality (like the 2 freemasionary pillars Jakim and Boaz), have now reached a certain fundamental standard.
This higher form of Cupid(Kama) does not stand on the floor. He symbolizes here the spiritual wishes. His arrow is directed on the heart of the young man who crosses his arms across the breast.
The chela can now span the bow like Rama in the Ramayana.
But the heart is first cleaned on stage 8.