TAROT CARDS: THE LOVERS
When two souls have finally found each other, there is established between them a union which begins on earth and continues forever in heaven.”
Emerging from the heavens, an angel spreads his wings and arms as he is welcoming the woman and man beneath him. Behind the woman there is an apple tree with a snake, and behind the man is a tree of flames.
The Lovers card’s theme is union of duality, and the Rider-Waite deck illustrates this with a depiction of Adam and Eve story.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve are exercising the first act of free will – and as we all know, free will always comes with responsibility.
The Lovers card most frequently but not exclusively symbolizes harmony, love and cooperation between two people. It is about coming together with another person to pursue a common goal.
Romantic or sexual attraction are some examples, but it can also represent a connection that transcends beyond those. In this case we are talking about karmic and soul connections. Any deep and meaningful bond we have with another soul assists us to find our true selves, while teaching us unconditional love and understanding.
On a more personal level, the Lovers highlights power of choice. There is usually a profound crossroad to be passed as a next step into the person’s growth. Therefore, the Lovers reminds us that when we are faced with ethical dilemmas such as right or wrong, good or bad, justice or injustice- our choices, actions and values shape our essence of who we are.
Number 6 represents balance, love and union.
The Lovers Keywords
- Inner conflict
The Lovers Upright
Guidance: The Lovers card points to an important decision or crossroads in your life. It is about blending two opposing forces together in harmony, whether it is people or situations. Ask your intuition to guide you to your highest good. Always strive to be the best version of yourself, even in difficult times. By looking at your life in a big picture, you can understand the greater lesson in this.
Love: Whether it indicates strong communication, physical attraction or a soulmate, love is surely present in your life. You are infatuated by one another. Perhaps even though you just met, you feel like you know each other for a long time. Since the card’s general theme is ‘’union of two’’, we can talk about marriage, engagement and new relationships here.
Work/Finances: A major decision awaits you. This could be about career change, opening a business or a new partnership. In your environment, the Lovers symbolizes harmonious collaborations and communications. Alternatively, a partnership may be turning into something romantic. In any case, if you are faced with a dilemma at work, evaluate the pros and cons very carefully. Opportunities may present themselves in unexpected ways.
Health: The Lovers card solely doesn’t tell much about health matters. However, it is a card about finding balance and, an important choice. Wellbeing starts from the inside out, so don’t forget to pay attention to your emotional health. It is also a good indication of the love and support you are receiving.
Spirituality: The Lovers invites you to align yourself with your highest good. Your highest good is your choices and actions that are most aligned with your soul’s purpose, in other words your self-wisdom. When you choose to be the highest version of yourself, life no longer feels like swimming against a current. Instead you flow effortlessly, growing and learning along the way.
Guidance: The Lovers reversed represents conflicts within and around you. Rather than finding someone to blame, accepting that your own actions may have led you to the situation you're in is the way to shape your future. Once you get a deeper understanding of yourself, you will become more confident and in charge of your direction.
Love: This reversal often signifies communication problems. One of you may be choosing path of avoidance rather than being direct and honest, or your life views are too different from each other. In order to turn this card upright, don’t get caught up in emotional flare-ups. First understand where you stand in your relationship, what works for you and what doesn’t. If you are single, it may suggest a passionate connection, but probably not serious or romantic.
Work/Finances: The Lovers reversed may indicate issues such as misalignment between your current work and your core values, broken partnerships, indecisiveness or irresponsibility. Regardless of the situation, it is in your hands to turn it around. If you’ve made a wrong decision, accept the consequences and learn the lessons. Conflicts with others can be resolved through direct communication. Being more financially responsible is advised.
Health: Self-care is crucial to living well. Notice how you view your life and how you talk to yourself. Something powerful happens once you believe you can live your happiest, healthiest life. Rather than focusing on the negative, take time to give love and attention to your body, mind and soul. Reach out to people who are willing to support you.
Spirituality: Are you struggling to find a peace of mind? If this is the case, internal conflict is the biggest sign that you are not listening to your intuition. Your intuition is your inner compass, learn to trust it. If the reason you feel stuck is the past, it is time to forgive and move on.