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lovers tarot card meanings

6. Lovers: Love

Lovers Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:

The Lovers tarot card meanings stem from its connection to Astrology and Numerology. The Lovers tarot card can mean:


Love, union, and marriage.

Being with your soul mate.

Feeling passionate about something or someone.

Physical attraction

Communication with like-minded people.

Doing things that make you feel whole. 

Being enlightened about what decisions to make.





Unable to make a decision

Making a poor decision

Symbolism in Lovers tarot card

The Lovers tarot card depicts through the card’s symbolism. The two lovers symbolise Adam and Eve. Eve is standing in front of the tree of knowledge. The tree of knowledge, the serpent and the apple in one tree symbolise the garden of Eden, forbidden knowledge, and sexuality. The 5 apples represent the 5 senses. The snake also represents the senses as well as the temptations of the world. Adam stands in front of the Tree of Life, a symbol of divine love. There are 12 flames representing the 12 signs of the zodiac symbolising the circle of life.  The two trees also symbolise pillars, with the mountain forming the third pillar and a sacred centre. Being a mountain it represents unfailing loyalty. The angel represents Archangel Raphael, who is the angel for the planet Mercury and Air, with Adam and Eve related to Gemini in that Eve is Adam’s ‘twin soul’. They are making each other complete. Raphael is the angel for communication. His purple cloak symbolises royalty. The sun symbolises happiness derived from enlightenment. The green grass symbolises fertility and happiness. The man looks at the woman who looks at the angel, which symbolises the balance between physical desire and spiritual needs. The lover is ruled by Gemini in the Zodiac.

Lovers tarot card and Astrology

The Lovers tarot card is ruled by Gemini which is ruled by Mercury. It is the third sign of the zodiac and it speaks of  the immediate environment, siblings, neighbours, maps, letters, publishing, sales, advertising and communication between people. It speaks of the dualistic side of humanity, male/female, yin/yang, left/right brain. It also speaks of a person’s ability to gather and communicate information. Mercury in Gemini has many gifts to offer, especially socially as it promotes curiosity and humour. It is associated with the kind of stimulus that makes you feel whole.

Lovers tarot card meanings upright

Lovers in a general reading

The Lovers tarot card represents love and relationships and soul mates. The lovers tarot card indicates physical attractions and the choices we make to become more whole. The Lovers represents doing the things that make us feel complete and being with the people who make us feel at home. The Lovers tarot is all about wholeness and union. It is also a card for enlightenment and communication, and by being intellectually nourished as well as emotionally fulfilled. To find our match in a partner, job, and community we must first get to know ourselves on a deeper level. Lovers tarot card encourages you to go out there and find yourself, follow your passions, try different things and learn by opposites. Only then can you really know who you are. By doing what you don’t want you will find out what you do want. By being with someone you are not compatible with you will know who you are compatible with. This way you will know what you need and want and you can attract the best partner for yourself.

Lovers in a love reading

The Lovers tarot card in a love reading denotes being deeply in love. If single, the Seeker will have to make a choice to welcome love into their life.

Lovers in a career reading

In a career question, the Lovers often signifies stimulating work such as information gathering and media work.

The Lovers as Feelings

The Lovers speaks of love that can feel overwhelming. The Seeker could feel the need to run from this love, or try and contain it. They might find the need to control love, which is impossible to do. The Seeker needs to either mature in their love through trust. They need to trust their heart.

If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, the Lovers card can mean they feel you will change their life in a big way. If the person trusts you, this can become a happy relationship. The person could also feel a bit stuck at this point between two choices in love, where one choice offers a different way of living, while the other offers stability and safety.

Learn what the Lovers tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Lovers tarot card

The Lovers tarot card denotes someone who makes choices from the heart. This is someone who needs to emotionally and intellectually connect to every aspect of their lives. This is someone who puts efforts into the way they look and are very passionate and sensual people. They are attractive and passionate. Their appearance and image are important to them and they care what you think of them. They put an effort into their relationship by being witty, curious and appealing. They often need to be in a relationship to feel whole.

lovers tarot card meanings

6. Lovers: Love

Lovers tarot card meanings reversed

The Lovers tarot card reversed indicates a breakup between partners, families, and friends. Whatever it is, the people who split up are not creating the same magic and chemistry on their own and become less whole. Lovers reversed can also indicate a wrong choice being made. The spiritual and mental connection between people is lost or blocked. When this card shows up reversed you might not know what to do. Decisions are being made due to earthly desires and needs, much because it is practical, rather than because it makes you happy and fulfilled.

Personality types in reversed Lovers tarot card

Lovers reversed is someone who has difficulty making choices and is often in and out of relationships, unable to make a deep commitment. This is someone who believes there is something wrong with them and has problems in social settings. They might display obsessions about how they look and measure themselves by an external set of impossible standards. They often display erratic and imbalanced behaviour. Lovers reversed indicates someone who is cruel to themselves and to those who love them, desperately wanting love and approval from those who will not give it to them.

Lovers tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the Lovers:

The Lovers + The Empress: Abundant love. Many love interests. 

The Lovers + Strength: Strong love. Long lasting love. 

The Lovers + Judgement: Renewed love. Renewal of vowels. 

The Lovers + The Sun: New Love relationship. 

The Lovers + Ace of cups: Spiritual love. 

The Lovers + Two of cups: Deep love. 

The Lovers + Three of cups: Engagement. 

The Lovers + Seven of cups: Online dating. 

The Lovers + Eight of cups: Following your heart. 

The Lovers + Ace of pentacles: You perfect job. 

The Lovers + Three of pentacles: Finding love at work. 

The Lovers + Eight of pentacles: Internship in media. Entry job in communication and media. 

The Lovers + Ace of wands: Starting a project you are passionate about. 

The Lovers + Three of wands: Moving forward in a relationship. 

The Lovers + Four of wands: A wedding. 

The Lovers + Eight of wands: Love letters. Romantic correspondence. 

The Lovers + Ten of wands: A high maintenance relationship.  

Lovers tarot card meanings summary

Lovers tarot card indicates soulmate love and spiritual fulfillment. The Lovers tarot card speaks of doing what you love and being with the people you love. Sometimes the Lovers tarot card indicates you are learning by opposites. You find out what you want and need by experiencing what you don’t want.

Learn what the Lovers tarot card means as a final card in a love reading. 

Lovers Tarot Card Soulmate Meditation