Card 6: The Lovers

Meaning of The Lovers Tarot Card

This card usually features a male-female couple while an angel or other higher power is looking over them. There may be scenery that alludes to the garden of Eden as well. It is not unusual for the couple to be nude.

The Lovers Upright Meaning

While yes, this card absolutely can indicate a romantic relationship, it also has an older meaning which has to do with choices and free will. While there might be such a thing as love at first sight, it should be noted that love is a verb. And we are often called to make the choice to love over and over again many times in our lives, even when it’s a match made in heaven. A good example of that sort of loving relationship is Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother. Also remember, that this card can describe harmonious collaborations or partnerships that aren’t romantic in nature.

The Lovers Upright Keywords: Choices, partnership, trust, complimentary forces coming together, formal alliances

The Lovers Reversed Meaning

Al and Peg Bundy from Married... With Children are the perfect couple to describe the Lovers in the reversed position. If any passion ever existed, it’s long gone cold. They squander any opportunities they get to be more in synch with each other and it’s a wonder they still chose to be together. When this card appears in a spread, ask yourself what bad choices you are making that keep you stuck where you are. It’s time to use logic and critical thinking instead of emotions or hormones to guide your decisions. Make a choice as to what love means to you.

The Lovers Reversed Keywords: Hasty decisions, slow down and use logic instead of emotions, disharmony, stale relationship, missed opportunities