The Lovers


This 6th card in the Major Arcana Tarot deck is one of the Major Tarot cards for love. The Lovers card depicts a man and a woman standing naked on earth. Above the couple is an angel whose hands are raised, signifying protection and blessings to the couple. There is also the opposite card i.e. The Lovers Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.

The Angel shown here is known as Raphael, who is of a similar element to the Gemini zodiac sign that is in charge of this card. Trusted Tarot readers believe that the man and woman in the card are Adam and Eve as they were in the Garden of Eden. The tree behind the two with the snake wrapped around it is the one referred to in the Garden of Eden story.

The Lovers in an Upright Position

When you get this card in its upright position it signifies:

  • Love
  • Romance
  • Attraction
  • Connection
  • Perfect harmony

This is a card of passion.  In love and relationships, the card in the upright position tells of love and soul mates. If you are seeking love, this is the best card you can get. In case you are already in a relationship, it is an indication that if you are in perfect harmony with your lover physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you are single, this card depicts that you are likely to meet a soul mate soon. This is a person who will be perfect, and you will enjoy this love.

In career and business, this card tells you to go out of your way and seek new opportunities. It may be time to change your career or start a new business. Don’t be afraid to follow your passion as the universe got your back. You may also be the beneficiary of a great partnership based on trust. The partner will be a person you will be in harmony with concerning ideas and values.

Regarding your health, this card in an upright position is an assurance that you have the right support system to keep your heart healthy. This card may also signify healing to diseases related to the heart, eyes, lungs, and kidneys.

The Lovers in the Reversed Position

A reversed lover’s card signifies:

  • Imbalance
  • Disharmony
  • Conflict
  • Disunion
  • Trust issues
  • Self-love

When in reverse, the Lovers Major Tarot card shows conflict in your relationships. You may be in disharmony with those around you. It also tells of imbalance and uncertainty in your life. This may make it difficult for you to make decisions. In love, it may signify divorce and mistrust. Maybe it’s time for you and your lover to seek the help of a counselor to take some time off to reevaluate the direction of the relationship.

The reversed Lovers card could also mean that in terms of your finances, you are in a wrong partnership, or you have made poor financial decisions. It’s time to take a step back and revaluate your decisions. The same card can also indicate that you are in disharmony with your body and health. Health wise, you need to take good care of yourself. Think in the lines of keeping fit, meditation, and eating a balanced diet. Seek the help of a doctor if you are feeling unwell.

The Lovers in A Time Based Position

  • Past – This card in the past position indicates that past relationships have given you a good ground for the present and future. The relationship may have been with your partner, your parents, siblings or any other person who may have significantly impacted your life.
  • Present – This is an indication of passion in your present partnership or relationship. Even if you are alone, the loneliness is coming to an end soon.
  • Future – This is a great Lovers card position to get when you are single. It means love in the future. Don’t get disheartened as things will get better.

It is always good for anyone to thus have a good understanding of this card so that they can make positive changes to their life. If you wish to know more about this card visit here.

Other Associations

  • Element – air
  • As a Tarot yes or no question – A definite yes
  • Astrology – Mercury

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