Lovers Tarot Card Meanings 2018-04-04T10:58:49+00:00
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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.

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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.

The Lovers as Feelings

The Lovers speaks of love that can feel overwhelming. The Seeker could feel the need to run from this love, or try and contain it. They might find the need to control love, which is impossible to do. The Seeker needs to either mature in their love through trust. They need to trust their heart.

If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, the Lovers card can mean they feel you will change their life in a big way. If the person trusts you, this can become a happy relationship. The person could also feel a bit stuck at this point between two choices in love, where one choice offers a different way of living, while the other offers stability and safety.

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.

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 is 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 soulmate 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. 

Lovers Tarot Card Soulmate Meditation

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  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.

  16. jane May 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

    What does Temperace, the fool and the lovers mean when asking about an old flame?

  17. Sand May 26, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Hi Inger please can you help and give me some guidance on the below 21 card spread, I have been going through a hard time, I am staying with family currently on a temp basis I am unemployed and suffering with depression I have pulled some cards on house move, work, love, I don’t know how accurate tarot is and if the cards can give clear advise when you are on hard times. I am asking you as its a lot of cards with lots of meanings, I put an offer on a property which was suitable but it was not accepted, any advise you can offer on my current situation would be helpful. Thanks

    The emperor
    nine of pentacles
    The Chariot
    Queen of cups
    The Hermit
    Four of wands
    Ace of swords
    The empress
    Ten of cups
    Six of swords
    Four of swords
    Page of cups
    Queen of pentacles
    the world
    Three of wands
    Page of pentacles
    Queen of swords
    nine of cups

  18. Marianne June 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Hi. I am already Married, but asked if I would meet a soul mate (never felt this relationship was the one)? I got
    1. Present situation as seven of coins
    2. Near future the Empress
    3. Far future as The Lovers
    Thank you for your help

  19. Inger Bråthen June 5, 2017 at 6:32 am

    The Lovers indicates you will have a strong soulmate connection in the future.

  20. Marieanne June 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you zinger. A bit sceptic of these tarot readings, on same days it tells me the devil and others The Lovers, so I wonder if I am playing with fire or someone I know has a real connection with me or a ladies’ men as I believe him to be!

  21. Sally June 14, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Hi Inger, I love your website! I did a Celtic Cross for career guidance. Waiting to hear about a job and feeling stuck.
    1. Strength
    2. The Hierophant
    3. Page Cups
    4. 6 of swords
    5. Ace Pentacles
    6. Chariot
    7. 10 of wands
    8. Death
    9. High Priestess
    10. The Lovers
    Any clarity would be so great! Thank you!!

  22. Inger Bråthen June 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Hi. I feel you will be successful, and I also feel you will do more education/training. I feel you will really love what you do.

  23. Andrea June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Inger!

    My boyfriend and I are seriously considering living together in the next month or two and I wanted to know if we are in a good place right now to move forward and trust each other etc.

    I found a spread called True Heart of a Relationship and these were the results:

    1- Him: Lovers reversed
    2. Her: Queen of Swords
    3. Past: Emperor reversed
    4. Present: 10 of Cups
    5. Future: Magician
    6. Summary Overall of relarionship: Wheel of Fortune

    Could you please give me some insight on this reading? Especially for the two reversed cards, I am especially concerned about the one that represents him. Thanks so much!


  24. Inger Bråthen June 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Don’t worry about the reversed cards. I feel overall this is a very positive layout and it means you are moving in the right direction. Lovers reversed can mean he needs to love himself more.

  25. Andrea June 22, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Thank you Inger! Yes I can understand how that could apply to him as he had a rough childhood and not a very loving family. Good to know!


  26. Marie July 4, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Hi Inger, thank-you so much for your site it’s one of my all time favourites!! Would you mind giving me an indication on the cards I pulled and whether or not I can trust their meaning as being accurate to my situation? I pulled 3 of cups, the lovers, and 3 of wands as current mood/direction of a potential love relationship, there has been a recent reconciliation with a friend who is now moving in right next door to me very soon, at my suggestion…… Don’t want to get my hopes up too much yet though!! Thank-you xx

  27. Inger Bråthen July 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    The cards look promising, but the 3 of cups with 3 of wands can mean you are on a different life journey at the moment, and I feel your friend is very work oriented, and I also feel you will be very busy in the future, and even if your friend is moving close by you might not see the person as much as you would like to.

  28. Meera July 25, 2017 at 4:08 am

    hi Inger
    is lovers rx a temporary break up or permanent?
    I got this with the queen of pentacles rx. the person I was involved with is married so does it mean that we broke up because of wife? or is there even another woman involved
    does it also mean that the person does not have any feelings for me? with lovers reversed?

  29. missy July 25, 2017 at 5:25 am

    what does temperance, the lover and the fool mean with regards an old flame?

  30. Inger Bråthen July 25, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Hi, Lovers reversed can mean the relationship was too superficial. Queen of Pentacles reversed can mean this relationship put you on your head and brought out the worse in you rather than the best in you, and because both cards are reversed, it is really hard for you now to let go and move on. I feel this is a deep soul lesson for you, and you are learning to let go. The worse thing you can do is to not love your life and yourself and be stuck in a negative situation. I just get a sense that life has so much to offer you and there is so much happiness for you, however, this situation has kind of sucked the joy out of your life, and now it is your responsibility to reclaim your power and your happiness.

  31. V August 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Ingrid,
    I did a yes/no one card, asking: “Does my ex miss me? If Yes/No, how does he miss/not miss me?” and it came the Lovers. My first instinct telling me he does miss me, miss the bond between us, but days later I found a discussion about “The Lovers as feelings towards someone” and it says If one has The Lovers feeling, it’s that he/she is in a relationship with someone else and not feeling anything for you. Can I have your clarification on this?
    Thank you in advance!

  32. V August 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry I mistyped your name with one of my friends’ name! Hope you pardon my carelessness. I also want to say I didn’t use reversed cards on the matter.
    Thank you, and sorry again, Inger 🙂

  33. Inger Bråthen August 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    It means the person has loving feelings towards you 🙂 You can also use these methods in determining yes/no: 🙂

  34. Inger Bråthen August 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Nothing to apologize for 😀

  35. casey August 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    hi Inger,
    i did the celtic cross on why i keep seeing the number 11 everywhere, several times daily.

    present- devil
    influence- knight of wands
    past issues- basis of situation
    immediate past- six of pentacles
    crowing thoughts- six of swords
    immediate future- eight of swords
    fears- king of wands
    environmental factors- king of pentacles
    hopes- two of cups
    outcome- six of cups
    i also had 4 different readers fan cards:
    the lovers
    the sun
    nine of wands
    ten of wands
    could you please give me any insight on this reading??
    thank you!

  36. Inger Bråthen August 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Hi. You get a lot of sixes which means you want to take more charge in your life, and that is alway what the number 11 means. 11 means you are meant to master your life and become an expert. This will also bring you fulfillment in love.

  37. Joanne August 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I asked if how my ex boyfriend was feeling towards me and I got the lives card . ? Does that mean he has to make a choice or is he with someone else . Confused on this one can you help . I just pulled one card and it was the lovers up.

  38. Joanne August 27, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Meant to say I pulled the livers card not lives type o sorry .

  39. Inger Bråthen August 28, 2017 at 7:07 am

    This card indicates he has love for you.

  40. Marie September 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Thank-you so much for the reading you gave me xo

  41. Haniel September 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Inger,
    I recently made a breakthrough in communicating my feelings to someone I care deeply for, he seemed to really enjoy my message too.. as a general daily advice spread I pulled 4 of swords and 9 of pents and 3 of wands… as this felt on point I asked for a spread reflecting my renewed energy/relationship with this person
    & was very surprised to see I had pulled the 3 of cups, then the lovers, then the hermit.
    Would very much love and appreciate your interpretation 😀

  42. Jay September 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm


    I drew a simple reading focusing on my sexuality and spirituality. Basically, I was asking how is one affecting the other in my life? I drew the 2 of cups, The Hermit, The Lovers, and lastly The Hierophant (as a clarification card) in that order. Any clarifications would help. I’m a little confused because this looks more like a soulmate or partnership reading than anything else, I’m single and not currently looking for a relationship.Thank you very much 🙂

  43. Inger Bråthen September 16, 2017 at 9:12 am

    You are very welcome 😀

  44. Inger Bråthen September 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    The hermit often shows up when there is a deep soul connection in our life and this is with someone you could have known for a while and who could be in and out of your life.

  45. Inger Bråthen September 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Hi. It seems to be a soul connection between you.

  46. Farhana October 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Knight of pentacles and lovers card
    What is intals ?

    I asked if the .guy I am thinking is the right soul to pursue than these two card came up 🙂

    What’s that mean
    Thank you kindly

  47. Inger Bråthen October 15, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Hi. I am not sure if this person is your highest divine soulmate, but this person could possibly give you financial security. I feel this person could be a bit cold, actually, and this might not suit you.

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