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The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning

The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning

The Lovers Tarot Card Meanings Keywords

UPRIGHT: Relationship, love, harmony, values, soul mates, partners, strong bond, made for each other

REVERSED: Conflict, imbalance, trust issues, detachment, disharmony, strife, lack of respect, lust, indecision

  • Name of the Card: The Lovers
  • Number: 6
  • Other Names: L’Amoureux
  • Element: Air
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Zain
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Sword
  • Sign: Gemini
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Magpie
  • Stone: Alexandrite, Tourmaline, Iceland spar

The Lovers Tarot Card meaning

The Lovers is the 6th card in the major arcana. The number 6 represents harmony and balance.

The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of the Lovers Tarot Card

A naked man and woman are standing naked in the Garden of Eden. There is the Tree of knowledge behind the woman and tree of life behind the man. The tree of life has 12 flames on it that represent the 12 signs of the zodiac. There is a serpent wrapped around the tree of knowledge that shows temptation, but the woman is looking at the angel and not at the snake. The women and man, are not wearing anything, which shows that they have nothing to hide from each other. The image of angel Raphael is above their heads giving them blessings. Raphael is the angel of air. There is a huge and warm sun behind the angel. The sun represents warmth, joy, energy, vitality, and passion. If we look at the imagery of the card, the lovers’ card gives the idea of soul mates. Two people who are just made for each other, the people who have nothing to hide and who are attracted to each other. On pictorial level, this is a card of love, harmony, passion, and attraction but on a deeper level, it is about the connection and harmony between polarities. The woman represents the emotional side and the man represents the logical side within a person. This is also a card about choices as well as about harmony. Whether the querent wants to choose logic over emotions or emotions over logic or will he or she wants to proceed with the perfect harmony of both. In ancient decks, there were two women on the lover’s card standing beside the man. They make it clearly a card about choices.

Astrology and The Lovers

The corresponding sign of the Lovers card in astrology is Gemini. Gemini is a sign of creativity, communication, wisdom, playfulness, versatility, and energy. Gemini people are witty, communicate, charismatic and really witty. Gemini is a mutable air sign. In tarot, Air is associated with the suit of swords and it represents thought and logic.

The Lovers and Kabbalah

The path of the Lovers card joins Binah (understanding) to Tiphareth (Beauty). The name of the path is zain which means sword. There is a whole suit of swords in tarot with air as the element.

The Lovers Tarot Card meaning (Upright)

“The Lovers” as a Person

The Lovers card either represents two people who are in love, who are soul mates and made for each other or a single person who knows to maintain the perfect balance between there wit and their emotions. The Lovers card represents happy people who have clarity of vision, who are emotionally fulfilled and beautiful from within. It represents such people who are beautiful inside with a sense of balance. Who has beautiful ideas about life, people who are full of life, joy, and vitality, who are inquisitive, versatile, and lighthearted, who know how to verbally express their ideas and who can bring happiness to the life of anyone they get connected with.  

The Lovers Card in General Reading (Upright)

According to my experience, this card generally signifies someone special or a partner in a querent’s life. It shows a strong bond with their spouse or partner. It can also be a card about choices. In that case, they should just go with the flow and follow the path that comes to their way naturally as nature is in their favor.

The Lovers Tarot Card in a Daily reading

Today you’ll have to maintain a balance between your wit and your emotions. You’ll have the blessings from the above and things will go in your favor. You will get a chance to enjoy the warmth and vitality that your surroundings have to offer you. If you are seeking a relationship then there are high chances to meet a significant other somewhere, someway.

The Lovers Tarot Card in a Love Reading

In a love reading, this is the best card to get. The lover’s card is a card of love, harmony, compatibility, and companionship. It represents perfect soul mates that are mutually compatible and mutually attracted to each other. This card shows a strong bond between the lovers. If you get this card in your reading, enjoy the bond and the companionship. If you are not already in a relationship then your significant other is entering your life really soon.

The Lovers Tarot Card in a Career Reading

In a career reading, this card may indicate a harmonious partnership. This card also may refer to choices that you may have to make. One thing that your heart wants and the other that your head asks you to follow. You should just go with the flow. This is a positive card. Open up, communicate and express yourself and things will work your way.

The Lovers Tarot Card in a Health Reading

In a health reading, the lovers’ card may signify the love and support one receives from the family and friend as this is the card of harmony and warmth. It may also represent two options or two choices but instead of getting confused, one should just ‘go with the flow’ and choose the thing that the universe is leading towards.

The Lovers Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

 When the lover’s card is upside down, the mountain becomes the center of attention. It divides the lovers and becomes the obstacle. The mountain is also the phallic symbol so it can represent the lust and only sexual interest between two people than the kind, gentle and tender emotion of love.

The angel gets upside down too and loses its energy to give blessings to the man and the woman.  It can also represent confusion. You have to choose between wit and emotions but none of them is strong or giving you clear direction. The card loses its harmony and conflict, imbalance or strife can happen between the partners.

In a love reading, the reversed lovers’ card may signify a relationship based on physical attraction and lust. It may also represent trust issues and disharmony.

In a health reading, this card in a reversed position can represent some obstacles and difficult choices that might come your way. The path to recovery won’t be smooth and the querent may not receive love and support from the family and friends.

In a career reading, it can represent some obstacle in growth, losing the support of a boss or person of authority and some conflict or strife.

It doesn’t remain a positive card anymore when this card is upside down.

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Religious beliefs, conformity, marriage, knowledge sharing, blind faith

REVERSED: Unconventional lifestyle, free thinker, rebel

  • Name of the Card: The Hierophant
  • Number: 5
  • Other Names: The High Priest, The Pope, Spiritual Father
  • Element: Earth
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Vau
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Nail
  • Sign: Taurus
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Ask someone wise
  • Animals: Bull
  • Stone: Topaz

The Hierophant is card number 5 in the major arcana. In most traditional decks, it has the image of the pope or a catholic priest made on it. Generally speaking, it depicts a spiritual guide or mentor that can be from any religious institution. It may also represent a religious or traditional institution itself.

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of the Hierophant Tarot Card

The Hierophant is seated on a stone throne between two grey pillars. These pillars are two opposing forces. These can be pillars of severity and mercy from the tree of life and can also be pillars of law and liberty. Some consider these pillars of obedience and disobedience.  There is an empty space between the pillars that shows that the knowledge shared by the Hierophant is open for all. Two fingers of the right hand of the Hierophant are pointing towards the heavens and two are pointing towards the earth. These symbolize that he is a bridge between the heavens and the earth. He is wearing a three-tiered diadem on his head that symbolizes his spiritual authority. Two worshipers are sitting in front of him. This card also depicts the relationship between the teacher and the pupils. The roses and lilies on the shirts of the worshipers symbolize purity and passion.

Astrology and the Hierophant

Taurus rules the path of the Hierophant. Taurus is a fixed earth and it is represented by the bull.

Taurus is grounded, realistic, devoted, responsible, stable and practical due to the influence of the Earth element. The influence of Taurus makes a person logical, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, generous, trustworthy, determined, understanding, kind, enduring, persistent, solid, determined, organized and patient. Both the Hierophant and the Taurus bring structure and propriety.

The Hierophant Tarot Card and Kabbalah

The path of The Hierophant Vau, connects Chokmah (Wisdom) to Chesed (Mercy) and it is the uppermost path on the pillar of Mercy. The path of Vau is a masculine one. The meaning of the Kabbalistic letter Vau is ‘The Nail’. Like a nail binds together and unifies, the role of the Hierophant is to bring together the Great Universe and the Manifestation.  The originators of this card have used the image of their Pope to represent the energy of the path of Vau, but Kabbalistically it can be a person who knows the mysteries of the universe and shares the light with others in this world.

The Hierophant Tarot Card as a Person

In my readings, the hierophant always appears for people who are very traditional and conform to societal and religious values. They are so firm in their beliefs that nothing can change it for them. They are not shy of sharing and sometimes imposing their own philosophy on others. Ideally, the Hierophant personality is such that provides support and help to others. The hierophant should be someone who is aware of the real meanings and mysteries of life and know the true purpose of life. However, in my experience, the Hierophant people are mostly conservative and not ready to move a little bit from the traditional path and norms.

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning (Upright)

The Hierophant Card Meaning in General Reading

The Hierophant Card in a general reading may depict hierarchy, institute, and propriety. It shows that you need to bring more structure to the situation by following traditions or religion. It shows that the situation is following the traditional path and no new twists or turns are expected.

The Hierophant Tarot Card in a Daily reading

When the Hierophant card appears in your daily reading, it is a day to be spent by the book.  This is a day to conform, a day to follow the traditional hierarchy, a day to be the part of the crowd. It is a day to follow and honor the traditions, also the social and cultural norms. Listen to the person whom the others are listening to. It can also be a day to mentor someone or be mentored by someone. Also, it can be a day to be the rock for others and bring stability to other people’s life.

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning in a Love Reading

The Hierophant is a card of traditions and conformity. It is a very well-known card of commitment and marriage. If you are in a relationship then it is time to move to the next level of commitment and if you are single, then a committed relationship is right around the corner.

The Hierophant Tarot Card in a Career Reading

The Hierophant is a card of convention and hierarchy. If this card appears in a career reading then it means that this is the time to listen to your boss and follow just the traditional ways at your workplace. Do not challenge the authority and be part of the crowd or the team. It is also a card of mentoring or being mentored by someone. Just play safe in financial and career-related matters and do not try out of the box ideas.

The Hierophant Tarot Card in a Health Reading

If you get this card in a health reading then it is time to follow the traditional route to find the cure. You should see a specialist doctor. Just follow your prescription and listen to your doctor’s advice.

The Hierophant Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

 When this card gets reversed, the worshipers take a higher position and the hierophant doesn’t suddenly remain the center of the attention. The worshipers can now challenge the authority of the Hierophant. His crown of authority will also fall down. The meaning of this card in a reversed position gets totally opposite to its meaning in an upright position. Now it is time to challenge the status quo and think outside the box. It is time to question the traditions and not to have blind faith.

In a love reading, it tells you to be open-minded and have some non-traditional and unconventional relationship with someone.

In a career reading, it tells you to create your own unique identity and question the person in authority. If you think that the boundaries at the workplace are too suffocating, stand for your rights. Seek help from the cards accompanying this card too.

In a health reading, it tells you to switch to the alternate methods of healing.

The Emperor Tarot Card Meaning

The Emperor Tarot Card Meaning

The Emperor Tarot Card Meaning

UPRIGHT: Authority, establishment, a dominating male, masculine, wise, father, practical, controlling, male from a patriarchal society, experienced and powerful

REVERSED: Excessively controlling, abuse of power, domination, lack of discipline, inflexibility, an abusive male from a patriarchal society, selfish, quick-tempered, daredevil

  • Name of the Card: The Emperor
  • Number: 4
  • Other Names: The King
  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Letter: He’
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Window
  • Sign: Aries
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Ram, Owl
  • Stone: Ruby

The Emperor is the 4th trump or the 4th card in major arcana. 4 is the number of structure and stability.

The Emperor Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery of the Emperor Tarot Card

The emperor is sitting on a throne that is made out of stone. This represents his authority and past experiences. He is holding a scepter in his hand with a symbol of “ankh” on it; ankh is the Egyptian symbol of life. There is a globe in his left hand that shows his power and domination. He is wearing armor underneath his clothes, which shows that he is keeping himself protected. The red color of his clothes represents passion as well as anger. He is wearing a crown on his head that shows material success and authority. There are 4 ram heads carved in his throne. Ram symbolizes Aries which is the ruling sign of the emperor tarot card, a masculine sign, ruled by Mars. He has a white beard that represents his mature age, experience, and wisdom.  This card shows some water in the background. Water represents his emotions but they are hidden and very balanced.

Astrology and the Emperor

The Emperor tarot card corresponds to Aries, the fiery sign of passion, adventure, and energy. Aries is ruled by Mars, which is the planet of war, ego, aggression, conflict, and vigor. The Aries makes the Emperor pioneering, courageous, enthusiastic, confident, quick-witted, and dynamic. Aries is a sign of strong leadership.

The Emperor and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah the path of the Emperor is called He’ or heh that means window. This path connects Chokmah (wisdom) with Tipahreth (Beauty). The color of the path is scarlet. The Sefirot Chokmah has the yang qualities in the pillar of mercy on the Tree of life.

The Emperor as a Person

To me, The Emperor is such a person who likes to be the in-charge. If you have witnessed the male father figure from a patriarchal society, you can easily identify the emperor card with him. He is someone strong-willed and experienced, someone, who is not used to listening to ‘no’ on his orders or suggestions. This card represents a person who likes to be in control. An emperor is like the people who believe that they are always right and who do not care much about the fine things and fine emotions. Who are headstrong and very masculine in the typical sense. He is someone who brings security in the life of others but who is also very firm and severe. The Emperor is someone who leads with the head and not with the heart.

“The Emperor” Card in General Reading

As per my experience, in general reading, the emperor card mostly represents a person, mostly a male who is an authority figure. He can be a husband, father, or boss of some organization. If this card appears as an advice card then you may need to bring more structure to your life and need to take some concrete action.

The Emperor Tarot Card in a Daily reading

Today is a day to take lead and bring structure and stability to your surroundings. A day to care for others and to protect them, guard them and also guide them. Make strategy today and bring the things to perfect order.

The Emperor Tarot Card in a Love Reading

In a love reading, it may suggest some established structures and norms will be followed in the relationship. It may indicate someone who is authoritative and rigid. Having an old and matured companion is also possible when this card appears.

The Emperor Tarot Card in a Career Reading

If the Emperor card appears in a career reading, it advises you not to reveal a weakness to others. It can indicate that you are involved with an established order or some authority figure at your work. It can also mean that you should take charge and work with more vigor and vitality.

The Emperor Tarot Card in a Health Reading

The Emperor is someone who can endure a lot. He doesn’t show his wounds to others so they stay strong. In a health Tarot reading, it may show that you need to take your illness more seriously and need to take care of yourself.

The Emperor Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

 The Reversed Emperor is such a person who is selfish, quick-tempered, impulsive, and impatient and kind of a daredevil. In the reversed position, he will fall from his throne of authority. He will still make decisions but they will have a lack of discipline.  In the reversed position, the emperor gets very quick-tempered. It won’t take much to irritate them and cause an outburst of their anger. He becomes the abusive male from a patriarchal society who is selfish and doesn’t care about others at all.

It can indicate a demotion in the career tarot reading. It also shows conflicts with the boss or someone in power at the workplace.

In a love reading, the reverse Emperor card is not a good omen. It may indicate someone abusive, over-controlling and very authoritative. Staying away from such a person is advised.

In a health Tarot reading the meaning of The Emperor card could be that you are not taking care of your health the way you should be taking. You have a haphazard routine and have anger issues.