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6 - The Lovers - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


love, infatuation, mutual attraction, sexuality, temptation, relationships, passion for someone or something, union, choices, partnerships of every kind, harmony, major life decisions, decisions between right and wrong, heart ruling over head.

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The Lovers - Description and Symbolism

The Lovers are represented by Adam and Eve, depicted standing naked before the archangel Raphael, who is blessing and protecting them. Eve is standing before the tree of knowledge with the serpent representing temptation and Adam stands before the tree of fire, representing nature of man. The flames are symbolising passion. The sun is shining brightly and the grass is green and fertile, which indicates a general positive meaning.


The Lovers - General Meaning

The Lovers have the number 6, representing harmony. They generally represent love, infatuation, mutual attraction, sexuality, partnerships and relationships. When this card appears in a reading it can be a symbol for deep love and attraction - mostly between two individuals, but even for a matter. This could be a hobby that you are passionate about or a job that you love.


They also represent all kinds of unions and relationships - even business relationships.


When this card appears in a reading, it might also symbolize a major life decision, that will bring long lasting consequences. This can be the decision to get married and to share your life with someone for example. Another meaning of the Lovers tarot card are decisions between right and wrong and temptations. This is because the Lovers are reminiscent of the fall of mankind, showing Adam and Eve as well as the Snake on the apple tree.

The Lovers - Love Meaning

In a reading about love, the Lovers card is a great sign. It stands for harmonious relationships that are founded on true attraction and passion. The Lovers indicate that a union is blessed and that two persons are meant to be together. For singles, the Lovers can indicate that they will find their life partner. This card can also represent major decisions regarding your relationship.


The Lovers - As Feelings


If you ask how someone feels for you, the Lovers can indicate that they are in love with you, or feel deep love for you. They feel very attracted to you and feel passionately about you. It is very likely that they want to be in a relationship with you, if that is not already the case. 

The Lovers - Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

Key Symbolism


relationship trouble, disharmony in a relationship,

 break-ups, lost attraction, toxic relationships, commitment phobia,

unrequited love, loving the wrong person, difficult decisions

The Lovers Reversed - General Meaning

When the Lovers tarot card is reversed, it can indicate all kinds of difficulties in a relationship. In love relationships a strong attraction, that was once there might have fizzled out. Someone might be thinking about a breakup or divorce. You and your partner might be drifting apart and communication might be missing. It can also indicate that there is an imbalance in a relationship. One person might feel strongly for the other, but the feelings are not reciprocated. 

The Lovers Reversed - as Feelings

If you ask how someone feels for you, the Lovers reversed can indicate that their love for you is fading or has has faded. It can also indicate that they don't want to fall in love with you. They might be fighting their feelings.

© Illustrations from the Radiant Rider-Waite 2015 reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems Inc., Stanford, CT 06902. c. 2015 by U.S. Games Systems Inc. All rights reserved.

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