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.

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