The Lovers

The Lovers tarot card

Seeing the Lovers in your reading is a favorable sign.

Often interpreted as romantic love referring to marriage or sexuality, it is also much more than this. The card being present represents the hand of the divine reaching down and blessing you in your life at this time. Now is a time of fruitful change and one in which you are encouraged to act. Changes that come up in your life at this time are usually for the better and bring with them good fortune, harmony, and a time of peace in your life.

The Lovers card represents love and affection at it’s highest point. The two figures on the card offer themselves naked to the higher being in the sky often referred to as God. Thy symbolism of growth and sexuality in the card leads the viewer to understand that the love that the card is depicting is not first love or the beginning stages of love. It is more pronounced and mature and often references marriage between the two on the card.

The Lovers card is one of the cards in the tarot that greatly depends on the other cards surrounding it. It’s important to view the location and the placement of the card in order for the true meaning for you personally to be understood. If drawn in a one card reading – like in the case that you are looking for inspiration for your day or wondering what energies are around you right now then it is truly a great card. It says that your day is going to be one of attention and uncharacteristically positive. Today is a good day to make choices, take risks, and be carefree. If in a more complex reading the Lovers card also heralds good news regarding communication and personal values. If you are seeking the answer to a specific dilemma rest assured that you are in the right and that you can trust your own opinions to be received in a positive light.

The Lovers in Love

The Lovers card is a grand card indicating relationship bonds and the affection of those around you. Often it will denote that you are in or headed towards a lasting relationship worth developing and committing to. Other areas of life are affected by this card as well. It confirms positive inclinations of the heart by telling you that you can trust the path you are on should continue moving forward. If you are looking for love and the Lovers card appears congratulations! This is a favorable omen about a relationship beginning. Most of the time the Lovers card appears when a relationship will be starting with someone that you already know and are already close or intimate with. It can indicate that a friend is actually interested in something more or that a lover is looking for a more serious arrangement.

In a relationship reading if you see the Lovers card combined with the Tower, the Magician or the Devil card it tells you that you must be wary in a relationship – usually love or close friendship – and that something is being hidden from you. With these combinations but the Devil card specifically in your reading, it is always best to seek a further explanation by asking for clarification from the deck and drawing another random card. This is because the Devil card and the Love card are actually closely related to card mythology. When you see these two together it can indicate an unhealthy obsession or unrequited love that should be avoided.

The Lovers in Health

The Lovers isn’t a common card for health readings, but if it does come up it is usually less about your personal health and more a reassurance that you have support at this time. Other times in health readings the Lovers card will indicate a health problem with a body part that has two parts to it – kidneys, lungs, arms, eyes and there being an issue with both. The Lovers is also indicative of all things revolving around the heart, metaphysically speaking. It will appear in times of grief or loss, but usually as a hopeful card showing that things will be better. When dealing with a loss

The Lovers Work and Wealth

Attraction isn’t always between two people. The Lovers card represents attraction in finances and money as well. Think of the ‘Law of Attraction’ and apply it to your work or financial situation. Now is a good time for you to branch out and make something happen for yourself. If you have been thinking about a job change then now is the time to do it. When dealing with a delicate work or financial time, rest assured that there is assistance coming your way that is going to lighten your load. The Lovers card can also refer to the coming together of forces, such as in a business proposition, starting a company, or even when seeking a loan. It is an excellent time for you to be seeking out these opportunities.

Reversed Lovers

Reversed Lovers in a reading

Even in the reversed position the Lovers card still represents attraction, coming together, and completion. However, when turned flip-side the coming together that the card speaks of is for all of the wrong reasons. In a relationship setting it refers to people being sexual but not connecting in other areas or can represent a marriage that is lacking substance. The two are not seeing eye to eye to eye concerning long-term goals. The reversed Lovers also gives an air of materialism, making rash monetary decisions, and being irresponsible in other areas of your life. Consider focusing on avenues that make you feel whole rather than those that merely make you joyous.

By Flo Saul
Jul 9, 2012