The Lovers Tarot Card MeaningOften associated with love and the blessing of a soul mate, The Lovers card mostly speak of choices, virtue and balance.

The Lovers is the card of choices. Only in certain cases and readings does it actually refer to a relationship or actual love. There is a certain irony to the fact that much confusion was built over this card, one that speaks exactly of making decisions and see past confusing messages and unnatural beauty.

In a spread dedicated to love, this card can be highly positive and come comfort the idea that true soul mates have met. The person you chose to be with is the right one for you. It confirms good fortune for matters of the heart, weddings and engagements.

The Lovers is also one of the cards that speaks of balance in all aspects of life, from love to finance and health.

Associated star signs: Gemini,  Taurus, Virgo
Element: Air
Season & Time: Summer – June to September – Wednesday
Prediction speed: mid term

Tarot Card Meaning LoversLOOKING BACK

If you go back to the Marseille symbolism or medieval Italian artwork, you will immediately see why this is the card of choices and hesitation and not so much the card of love. The scene is inspired by the story of Greek hero Hercules facing a life changing decision.

He must choose between prudence and adventure, between responsibility and pleasure. The RWS and many recent decks changed our vision of this card but this simplification can take away some of its power. This is why studying the original and ancient cards too will always bring you more knowledge.

Tarot Card Meaning Lovers AdviceThe Advice of The Lovers: Trust your instinct and inner voice. The hard road will most likely be the right road. Don’t settle for what is easy.

Tarot Card Meaning Lovers WarningThe Warning of The Lovers: Make sure to consider every single fact before making a decision. Do not rush. Do not trust others’ opinions.

UPRIGHT MEANINGS

Despite the simplified pop culture meaning usually associated with it, The Lovers speak of choices, decisions. It’s about waiting, sometimes about delays. Wishes will come true, callings might be discovered.

Keywords: youth, decisions, wishes fulfilled, patience, balance, changes, flirt, projects

REVERSED MEANINGS

In a negative spread or reversed, we are facing lies and manipulation. Temptation is stronger than virtue. An inner conflict is tearing one apart. Difficult choices or a dangerous encounter.

Keywords: guilty love, bad decision, doubts, inability to choose, deception, exhaustion

LOVE – Positive meanings: you have found a true soul mate. A profound, lasting relationship leading to marriage and happiness. Reversed: doubts about your partner, a cheating heart or a relationship based only on sexual attraction.

FINANCES – Positive meanings: the need of a business partners to achieve your goals or close a deal. A choice that will bring benefits. Invest in real estate. Reversed: involvement with the wrong partners. Don’t rush into partnerships or new contracts.

WORK – Collaborate with others. An exam or a test will be passed and projects will be successful through hard work, not luck. Reversed: A business is facing bankruptcy. Things were not being thought through. Backstabbing.

PERSON – Someone who changes easily, a light hearted and fun personality. This is usually a young adult. It could be a flirt. In a negative environment, this light heartedness becomes instability and unreliability. This person is not to be trusted.

Cards Association with the Major Arcana

THE LOVERS & THE DEVIL

A burning, passionate love. This is all about desire and physical attraction. The partners may be already be involved but simply cannot resist each other. If reversed: cheating, bondage.

THE LOVERS & THE FOOL

We are looking at a young love that is not meant to last. No solid foundations can take this relationship to the next level. It should be enjoyed as a flirt and accepted for what it is. In a negative spread: one of the partners is less committed than the other.

THE LOVERS & THE WHEEL

Destiny will come to your help. If you were in a difficult situation, things well get into motion again and let you have what you desire. Hard work and patience always pays.

Cards Association with the Minor Suits

WITH WANDS


Collaboration is encouraged and necessary. Trust others and use their competencies to reach your own professional goals. With the Ace of Wands: a new professional collaboration.

WITH CUPS


Love is real, happiness is complete. In matters of the heart, everything is well. With the Knight of Cups: a fascinating lover. With the King of Cups: marriage can be expected. Reversed: disappointment in matters of the heart.

WITH COINS


At best, we’re looking at unusual spendings, one enjoying the good life. Don’t overspend or live beyond your means. With the 5 of Coins: a relationship based on material interests.

WITH SWORDS


Rarely positive, this association speaks of difficult choices, possible break ups and heart break. With the King of Swords: Distance and coldness. With the 7 of Swords: reconciliation, love renewed.