The Lovers

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about The Lovers Tarot Archetype.

The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning

Part of the tarot archetypes, The Lovers is the sixth trump card in most traditional Tarot decks.

Checkout this detailed breakdown of the meaning of The Lovers tarot card.

Upright Meanings

The Lovers card represents love and attraction, plus perfect union, harmony and the ability to find internal balance.

The recipient is able to understand themselves, their values and morality, thus achieving a sense of harmony in life.

The card usually indicates major choices are to be faced soon and that the recipient feels unsure about the direction they should take in life or the people surrounding them.

It is important that they don’t just make the easy choice but ensure they are fully informed in order to make the right decision, even if that seems difficult at the time.

Spiritually the card indicates the ability to find harmony within oneself by gaining a deeper knowledge of the character and morality, which then allows greater connection to the spiritual self.

The Lovers indicates it may benefit the recipient to find a partner for spiritual exploration, perhaps taking classes such as yoga or meditation together.

​The Lovers is one of the best cards for those in a relationship it signifies kindred spirits, soulmates and the rekindling of romance. The bond between partners will deepen more than seemed possible, with the development of deep physical, emotional and spiritual connections.

For singletons it means a meaningful relationship is imminent.

The Lovers card represents a great, mutually beneficial business partnership between two people, both thinking alike, working well together and being supportive. They may even become romantically involved, but should be cautious about doing so.

The card also signifies a pending, and possibly undesirable, career decision for which all the facts should be gathered in order to inform good decision making.

Financially now may be a good time to seek good opportunities.

​The Lovers card means that seeking good support will help the recipient get through health problems.

It may mean decisions are needed about treatment, but it can also be indicative of heart problems so the recipient should ensure they take care of their heart.

Reversed Meanings

The Lovers reversed a struggle to take ownership of decision-making leading to conflict within the recipient and a feeling of uncertainty about their direction in life. The recipient needs to embrace accountability rather than blaming others for mistakes.

This will allow them to understand themselves and their belief systems more effectively.

Spiritually, The Lovers indicates an overfocus on materialism and a resultant lack of fulfillment. The recipient needs to focus on spirituality to rediscover themselves and find fulfillment.

They may also be attracted to a spiritual advisor but if this is reciprocated it may be an abuse of power so they should proceed with caution.

In a relationship, the card indicates that partners may be struggling to meet in the middle on anything but their physical relationship, with one likely more emotionally invested than the other.

There may be trust problems or differences in relationship goals and personal values which prevent the couple feeling as close as they once did.

For singletons the card indicates a relationship on the horizon but not as imminent as hoped, or the tendency to pick partners for bad reasons. If so, they should ensure they can connect with a potential partner on many levels.

The card can represent disharmony in a business partnership, with problems communicating and agreeing on the business’s future direction.

It can also indicate workplace romance, but if so this could well bring career troubles so should be approached with great caution.

The card indicates financially irresponsible and impulsiveness, with materialistic motivation and gratification seeking.

The recipient needs to learn financial accountability.

​The Lovers reversed means that to achieve health the recipient needs to reconnect with their body, being in tune with and kind to it to restore energy levels and learning to value rest and recuperation.

The Lovers Keywords

  • Love
  • Soulmates
  • Kindred spirits
  • Perfect unions
  • Partnerships
  • Relationships
  • Major choices
  • Romance
  • Desire
  • Sexual connections
  • Shared values
  • Disharmony
  • Trust issues
  • Imbalance
  • Conflict
  • Disconnection
  • Lack of accountability
  • Disunion
  • Detachment

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