Lovers Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:46+00:00

lovers tarot card meanings

6. Lovers: Love

Lovers Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:

The Lovers tarot card meanings stem from its connection to Astrology and Numerology. The Lovers tarot card can mean:


Love, union, and marriage.

Being with your soul mate.

Feeling passionate about something or someone.

Physical attraction

Communication with like-minded people.

Doing things that make you feel whole. 

Being enlightened about what decisions to make.





Unable to make a decision

Making a poor decision

Symbolism in Lovers tarot card

The Lovers tarot card depicts through the card’s symbolism. The two lovers symbolise Adam and Eve. Eve is standing in front of the tree of knowledge. The tree of knowledge, the serpent and the apple in one tree symbolise the garden of Eden, forbidden knowledge, and sexuality. The 5 apples represent the 5 senses. The snake also represents the senses as well as the temptations of the world. Adam stands in front of the Tree of Life, a symbol of divine love. There are 12 flames representing the 12 signs of the zodiac symbolising the circle of life.  The two trees also symbolise pillars, with the mountain forming the third pillar and a sacred centre. Being a mountain it represents unfailing loyalty. The angel represents Archangel Raphael, who is the angel for the planet Mercury and Air, with Adam and Eve related to Gemini in that Eve is Adam’s ‘twin soul’. They are making each other complete. Raphael is the angel for communication. His purple cloak symbolises royalty. The sun symbolises happiness derived from enlightenment. The green grass symbolises fertility and happiness. The man looks at the woman who looks at the angel, which symbolises the balance between physical desire and spiritual needs. The lover is ruled by Gemini in the Zodiac.

Lovers tarot card and Astrology

The Lovers tarot card is ruled by Gemini which is ruled by Mercury. It is the third sign of the zodiac and it speaks of  the immediate environment, siblings, neighbours, maps, letters, publishing, sales, advertising and communication between people. It speaks of the dualistic side of humanity, male/female, yin/yang, left/right brain. It also speaks of a person’s ability to gather and communicate information. Mercury in Gemini has many gifts to offer, especially socially as it promotes curiosity and humour. It is associated with the kind of stimulus that makes you feel whole.

Lovers tarot card meanings upright

Lovers in a general reading

The Lovers tarot card represents love and relationships and soul mates. The lovers tarot card indicates physical attractions and the choices we make to become more whole. The Lovers represents doing the things that make us feel complete and being with the people who make us feel at home. The Lovers tarot is all about wholeness and union. It is also a card for enlightenment and communication, and by being intellectually nourished as well as emotionally fulfilled. To find our match in a partner, job, and community we must first get to know ourselves on a deeper level. Lovers tarot card encourages you to go out there and find yourself, follow your passions, try different things and learn by opposites. Only then can you really know who you are. By doing what you don’t want you will find out what you do want. By being with someone you are not compatible with you will know who you are compatible with. This way you will know what you need and want and you can attract the best partner for yourself.

Lovers in a love reading

The Lovers tarot card in a love reading denotes being deeply in love. If single, the Seeker will have to make a choice to welcome love into their life.

Lovers in a career reading

In a career question, the Lovers often signifies stimulating work such as information gathering and media work.

Learn what the Lovers tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Lovers tarot card

The Lovers tarot card denotes someone who makes choices from the heart. This is someone who needs to emotionally and intellectually connect to every aspect of their lives. This is someone who puts efforts into the way they look and are very passionate and sensual people. They are attractive and passionate. Their appearance and image are important to them and they care what you think of them. They put an effort into their relationship by being witty, curious and appealing. They often need to be in a relationship to feel whole.

How to Manifest A Soul Mate. Click on The Lovers Image to find out more. 


lovers tarot card meanings

6. Lovers: Love

Lovers tarot card meanings reversed

The Lovers tarot card reversed indicates a breakup between partners, families, and friends. Whatever it is, the people who split up are not creating the same magic and chemistry on their own and become less whole. Lovers reversed can also indicate a wrong choice being made. The spiritual and mental connection between people are lost or blocked. When this card shows up reversed you might not know what to do. Decisions are being made due to earthly desires and needs, much because it is practical, rather than because it makes you happy and fulfilled.

Personality types in reversed Lovers tarot card

Lovers reversed is someone who has difficulty making choices and is often in and out of relationships, unable to make a deep commitment. This is someone who believes there is something wrong with them and has problems in social settings. They might display obsessions about how they look and measure themselves by an external set of impossible standards. They often display erratic and imbalanced behaviour. Lovers reversed indicates someone who is cruel to themselves and to those who love them, desperately wanting love and approval from those who will not give it to them.

Lovers tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the Lovers:

The Lovers + The Empress: Abundant love. Many love interests. 

The Lovers + Strength: Strong love. Long lasting love. 

The Lovers + Judgement: Renewed love. Renewal of vowels. 

The Lovers + The Sun: New Love relationship. 

The Lovers + Ace of cups: Spiritual love. 

The Lovers + Two of cups: Deep love. 

The Lovers + Three of cups: Engagement. 

The Lovers + Seven of cups: Online dating. 

The Lovers + Eight of cups: Following your heart. 

The Lovers + Ace of pentacles: You perfect job. 

The Lovers + Three of pentacles: Finding love at work. 

The Lovers + Eight of pentacles: Internship in media. Entry job in communication and media. 

The Lovers + Ace of wands: Starting a project you are passionate about. 

The Lovers + Three of wands: Moving forward in a relationship. 

The Lovers + Four of wands: A wedding. 

The Lovers + Eight of wands: Love letters. Romantic correspondence. 

The Lovers + Ten of wands: A high maintenance relationship.  

Lovers tarot card meanings summary

Lovers tarot card indicates soul mate love and spiritual fulfillment. The Lovers tarot card speaks of doing what you love and being with the people you love. Sometimes the Lovers tarot card indicates you are learning by opposites. You find out what you want and need by experiencing what you don’t want.

Learn what the Lovers tarot card means as a final card in a love reading. 


  1. Lover23 March 22, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I asked the tarot if a guy was seeing someone as a yes or no and the lovers popped up. Would this mean a yes or are the cards indirectly saying something else? Can you please check for me if you see a person in his life?

  2. Inger Bråthen March 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I feel like this person is recently single.

  3. Celina March 24, 2017 at 12:48 am

    What does the lovers & devil mean for how someone feels about you?

  4. Nina March 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Hi Inger,
    What is the appropriate way to read tarot combinations when one of the cards comes up reversed? Or if both are reversed? Does it then cause the message to be in read in the opposite context? Thank you!

  5. Inger Bråthen March 24, 2017 at 3:35 am

    This card combination often means very passionate love.

  6. Singh March 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Inger I would llke some clarity on the below spread for position 6 7 and 8 I got lovers knight of pentacles and knight of swords together, what do these cards mean next to each other the knight of swords if followed by two of cups. This was a work spread and I am new to learning tarot, I assume i will be working in a place i love with people I am connected to, maybe with younger men. Not sure can you give some clarity. Thanks

    Celtic Criss

    Card 1: The current situation Temperance

    Card 2: What is crossing you (can be both positive or negative) Moon

    Card 3: What you should aim towards, actions to take, goals eight of cups

    Card 4: Distant past Ten of cups

    Card 5: Recent past Queen of cups

    Card 6: Future influence Lovers

    Card 7: The seeker Page of pentacles

    Card 8: Significant other influencing the situation knight of swords

    Card 9: Surprises and hidden influences Two of cups

    Card 10: Outcome Three of pentacles

  7. Inger Bråthen April 1, 2017 at 4:19 am

    I feel like you will be working in a team and you will really enjoy it. If you are single, you can also meet love in the workplace as indicated by the Lovers card and the two of cups tarot card. There certainly will be soul family in your workplace and this place will open doors for you in other areas of your life as well.

  8. Priya April 9, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Hi Inger, I did a Celtic cross asking “what do I need to learn from this relationship”(the relationship has ended), and got the following cards:
    card 1:Knight of pentacles
    card2 :the magician
    card 3 :3 of pentacles (distant past)
    card4 :9 of cups(recent past)
    card5:queen of pent.(possible outcome)
    card 6: 8 of cups (near future)
    card7:judgement (seeker)
    card 8:knight of wands (influence)
    card 9: queen of swords ( hopes/fear)
    card 10:The emperor (outcome card) + lovers (clarification card)

    I am really confused by the queen of pentacles and the emperor and lovers.Please help me out here.Thank you.

  9. Inger Bråthen April 10, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Hi, Queen of pentacles, the emperor, and the lovers are telling you that the previous relationship have prepared you for your next relationship and that you will have a very strong, loving, and stable relationship.

  10. Diana Medaglia April 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I ask my tarot what does my ex want from me I’ve pulled ace of cups, lovers, knight of cups. Can you tell me what’s this means.

  11. Inger Bråthen April 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Seems like your ex still harbors love for you.

  12. Janise Elm April 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Inger,
    I recently pulled the Lovers card clarified by the Empress about an upcoming trip I’m rethinking. When I saw both cards, it felt more love related than a general advice, which I suppose makes sense since I will be traveling alone. Does this bear good news in general?

  13. Inger Bråthen April 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Hi, This will be a wonderful trip for you. 🙂

  14. Jane April 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I am moving on from someone who was quite difficult. I suspect he is with someone else and happier. I didn’t ask that though. I asked if I was likely to cross paths with him again because I have been actively avoiding him. I guess I’m difficult also. I got Temperance, The Fool and The Lovers.

  15. JANE April 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Hi I pulled temperance, the fool and the lovers. Think his person might be with someone else, an old flame kind of thing but he isn’t right for me. I have been avoiding him, but wondering if our paths might cross again since I am in same town. Seems unlikely.

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