Learn the meaning of the The Lovers Tarot card
After the Hierophant, we can see in the Major Arcana of Tarot how the Lovers marked with the number six (VI) enter adult life. In this card we see two figures: a woman and a man, who are standing naked in a garden reminiscent of the biblical Eden. However, the lack of clothing is not accidental, because it indicates their openness and breaking with previous dogmas, in which they came to maturity. They are by two trees, which symbolize knowledge (Eve) and life (Adam). Above them, an angel emerges from the clouds and greets them with a friendly and blessing gesture. The Lovers is like no other in Tarot, pointing to pure love, and we can see it in the symbol of the sun visible in the clear sky. In the distance, on the other hand, there is a tall, red mountain, which points to the peaks of human emotion. The Lovers, however, speaks not only about love, but above all about making a conscious choice based on reason and feelings. The whole difficulty of this card lies precisely in the ability to bring these two opposites together. Very often, then, the Lovers points to an actual choice between two paths in our lives. It is a beautiful symbol that brings happiness and joy, but sometimes also a crossroads.
The Lovers in an upright position is usually a positive sign and should most often be interpreted as a moment when you have to make a very important decision for your future. However, although it will never be easy, this decision is necessary for you to move on to the next stage in your life. The Lovers in an upright position refers in some way to the feminine and masculine parts of everyone's personality. For this reason, this card advises you to listen to your heart as well as your reason. This is the only way to find out what is most important to you in life right now and make a good choice. The Lovers in an upright position is usually a choice between two completely different partners or job offers. Each time this situation will be accompanied by great hesitation, but you must remember that worse than a bad decision is no choice at all. So don't let the Wheel of Fortune make the decision for you. Use the time that life offers you to make your own decisions about your future. The Lovers in an upright position is also a symbol of sexuality and passion. Over time, these can develop into lust and negative emotions represented by the Devil, which is similar in image. Under certain circumstances, the upright Lovers indicates a crossroads that may end a relationship forever.
The Lovers in an upright position in relation to relationships usually has a very positive meaning. It symbolizes pure and unconditional love, as well as a maintained balance between reason and feelings. Therefore, the upright Lovers foretells the chance to build a new, mature relationship in which you will find the love of your life. It also points to sexual intercourse, which may provide you with a new path to adult life. It may also be the moment when you unite with another person both in body and mind. The upright Lovers is also very often a symbol of pregnancy, as it is always accompanied by great passion and sexuality. It is also a sign of informal relationships and sometimes a harbinger of an upcoming wedding. On the other hand, it can also be a sign of a possible breakup in an ongoing relationship. This is because it indicates the moment when we have to make a decision that is important and difficult for us. It will have a significant impact on your life and the life of those close to you. Usually, however, the Lovers in an upright position will be one of the best Tarot cards for love affairs. Thus, this card encourages you to openly engage in an upcoming romance and try to make sacrifices for the other person and the ongoing love.
The Lovers in the reversed position is primarily a problem with decision making, which can manifest itself in the emotional, professional, and material fields. The reversed Lovers, therefore, indicates a difficulty in understanding one's own or others' needs, and often an inability to find a compromise between the anime and animus sides. The card in the reversed position is very often identified with a person who is immature or simply not independent enough to make autonomous decisions. It is also a symbol of fear of entering adult life or leaving the family home. Most often, however, the reversed Lovers will indicate running away from making a choice or basing it solely on logical thinking or unstable emotions. In addition, the Lovers reversed is a sign of an impending breakup in a relationship and the end of a certain phase of life. This can apply to emotional matters as well as any other area of life where you form a partnership with someone. This card also refers to a lack of love and passion in a relationship, and in the case of single people, it can indicate emotional immaturity and problems with the environment. The Lovers in a reversed position can also mean problems with getting pregnant and infidelity.
The Lovers in a reversed position very often indicates a relationship where there is an imbalance between partners. The card may indicate that they live their own lives and are unwilling to sacrifice for the common good. The reversed Lovers can also speak of a lack of higher feelings and sexual needs. This in turn can lead to even more serious problems in an existing relationship. The reversed card may also indicate a moment when you need to make a decision about the future of your relationship, but you are paralyzed by fear of the consequences. The reversed Lovers is also a symbol of jealousy, betrayal, and staying in a toxic relationship. In questions regarding emotional matters, the reversed Lovers advises you to find a balance between emotional needs and the voice of your own reason. You may also find that the dissonance in this area is affecting someone close to you, so you are not only unable to find common ground, but also to meet each other's needs. When you see the Lovers reversed, know that it is high time to define your needs and make a mature decision. For single people this card portends problems with choosing the right partner or any delays in this area.
Lovers, The Lover, Lover
Balance of will and intelligence, power and authority and soul & body, no decision is worse than a bad choice, hesitation, love, relationship, you can't force love on anyone, combination of complementary opposites
Crossroads, making a decision, falling in love, romance, choosing between two important goals, becoming independent, coming of age
Conflict, fear of independence, decision making, separation from mother, jealousy, unrealistic goals, lack of happiness in relationships, destructive love, toxic marriage