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 their 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 their way naturally as nature is in their favor.

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