The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning (Card 6)

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Co-authored by James Kerti

What does The Lovers tarot card mean?

There’s no more auspicious card to see in a romantic reading than The Lovers!

Beyond an amorous theme, this major arcana card points to beautiful, soul-level connections emerging in your life.

The Lovers tarot card:

  • indicates a harmonious and pleasing energy in relationships
  • carries a positive meaning in other areas, such as career
  • signifies a supportive alignment of values between you and the situation you’re wanting to create

The Lovers can also speak to the existence of an important choice that you’re facing. This decision is usually one between mutually exclusive options; you have to pick one or the other. Be sure to give both careful consideration.

What is The Lovers zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of The Lovers is Libra

The Lovers Tarot Guide

Keywords for The Lovers: love, partnership, relationships, harmony, aligned values

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of The Lovers: Venus

Element of The Lovers: Air

What does The Lovers card mean in a love reading?

Sweet, sweet love! When this card pops up in a love reading, a soul-level connection is on its way to you—or that it is already here.

The Lovers card encourages you to generate more romance in your life. This is not the kind of attraction that is fraught with anxiety or turbulence. This card indicated potential to form a deep connection of kindred spirits in harmonious existence together.

If you’ve been feeling on edge about relationships, you can take the appearance of The Lovers as a sign to relax and feel assured that there’s beautiful, connecting harmony coming. Take a breath and have faith! If you’ve been working too hard, stop and give people a chance to come toward you.

If you’re at a crossroads, an important decision lies ahead and it’s time to deal…gently. The time has come to choose what is best for you, even if you have to let someone down or leave a situation that has lost its spark. Remember: Letting go of an old way of life can open the door to exciting romantic possibilities!

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What does The Lovers tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

This major arcana card’s message of harmonious partnership carries over into a career reading.

If an opportunity has arisen for a promising professional collaboration, The Lovers card indicates that this is likely to be mutually beneficial. Move forward with negotiations and be sure to spell out all the terms clearly so you both know what you’re stepping into. A written contract is the best insurance for long-term affinity and success.

It’s possible you might be facing an important choice in your career or financial picture. If this message resonates with you, The Lovers tells you to make the decision based on the values you hold dear.

This card carries a message of shared values and alignment. It reminds you that it’s important for you to experience this feeling of harmony in these parts of your life, too.

What to do with this information

Venus is the planet that rules both love and money—and its energy syncs with The Lovers card. Our course The Venus Code can support you in understanding your own romantic needs and tendencies. You can get access to this course at a discounted price as part of our Cosmic Code bundle.

What does The Lovers tarot card mean for health?

As a health and wellness card, The Lovers may indicate an important choice that needs to be made to keep body, mind and spirit in balance. Is it time to enlist a workout buddy or a trainer? Pair up for motivation and you’ll have an easier time staying on track with your commitment to vitality.

You may be in a situation where you need to decide what really matters to you. When it comes to health and wellness, it’s hard sometimes to not look at what other people believe and do. This is especially true in the current culture that continues to uphold narrow standards around weight, race and beauty. Those observations can turn into self-judgment and blame super fast. As the expression goes, “when you compare, you despair.” The Lovers is a reminder to be the best you and surround yourself with affirming people.

Whatever is going on with respect to your health, The Lovers remind you: When you know what you value and believe in, take action in alignment with those principles to be at your best.

The Lovers Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

This card in an upright position speaks to harmony. When pulled in reverse, The Lovers indicates conflict and misalignment.

In a love reading, it can indicate discord in a relationship. As with its general upright meaning, remember that you have a choice in how to proceed with the situation. Stay in alignment with your values.

The Lovers can also indicate an inner conflict springing from a misalignment with your own value system. You’re encouraged to check in with yourself: where might you be living in a way that’s out of integrity?

Is The Lovers tarot card a yes or no?

The Lovers tarot card is a yes. You’re encouraged to move forward, especially if the question or situation is in alignment with your values.

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