The Lovers: Predictive Tarot Card Meaning

Passion is the main meaning of The Lovers Tarot card. With this card, all strong emotions are ignited within you. It is obvious that The Lovers is the card of love and relationships. That which is both emotionally and physically pleasurable will pop up as The Lovers. Soulmates, sex and, even, marriages can be predicted with The Lovers.

The Lovers Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Typically, passion can be a good thing. However, for more negative readings, some Tarot readers will predict trouble cooking when relationships become too intense. Strong emotions can make relationships volatile.

If you are not concerned with your love life, the passion of The Lovers will manifest as a hobby or pastime which you will engross yourself in. This is not a common interpretation, but it does appear from time to time. Your new found interest will take up all of your time and energy; it will become an obsession.

Another interpretation is that The Lovers card represents choice. On some Tarot card designs, there is a male is choosing between two lovers. In this case, the card will predict that you will choose what you are passionate about. Usually, the choices you make will be for the better unless there are cards which predict otherwise. I am optimistic about The Lovers in that I believe it predicts good decisions. 

Finally, in more mundane matters, The Lovers will symbolize the urge for you to overhaul your physical appearance. The Lovers means that you will soon buy new clothes, get your hair done, or invest in a beauty treatment.   

The Lovers Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

It is pretty obvious that The Lovers is a desirable card for love readings and relationships. I have found that this card makes an appearance when two soulmates have found each other. Has The Lovers card appeared in an outcome position of your love reading? Expect good results from the relationship.

The only time The Lovers card isn’t encouraging for love readings is when you’re involved in an affair as the other woman or another man. In this case, your partner will not leave their significant other for you; they want the purely physical parts of the relationship with no strings attached. This is especially true if there are Queen (or King) Court cards around as these can represent the fact that your lover’s wife/husband is here to stay.

Curious to know how a potential partner feels about you? The Lovers is a good card to get. More than likely, their feelings sway towards wanting some type of relationship with you. However, be wary that the relationship isn’t all physical otherwise, your partner might lose respect for you and not stick around for the long term.

The Lovers Business & Career Tarot Meaning

It is fairly common to receive The Lovers card for business and career-related questions. It pops up, because for most business people, their company is their passion. The Lovers will grace your reading table when you’re heavily invested in your career. 

I believe that The Lovers can represent a passion project. You could find yourself teaching a course or writing a book on a subject which heavily interests you. Pour your heart into it and get creative!

Another possibility is that The Lovers can symbolize the approach of major choices which you have to make for your career; usually, you will have to choose between two things. These will not be easy decisions to make because all options will be equally tempting for different reasons. 

If you’re struggling to make decisions (in your career or otherwise) my advice is to select the option which you can see yourself living with long term. Unless other cards advise you differently, make your judgments from the heart, not the head.

The Lovers Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning

It is very common for The Lovers to appear in these types of readings when you involve yourself with a friend romantically. It is also possible that you will meet a lover online whether that’s on a dating site or social media. 

Sometimes, The Lover will appear in friendship or family readings/spread position when someone you are close to has an interest in you in a way which they should not. If you do not want to be involved in an affair stay away from members of the opposite sex! 

However, I will say that it is most common for The Lovers to mean that you will be put on the spot by a friend or relative. You are going to have to choose between two peers or a group of peers. Make sure that you know all of the facts. Listen to both sides of the story before you go burning any bridges. 

On the Rider Waite Tarot deck, The Lovers depicts the Genesis story of Adam and Eve because The Lovers card can predict choices and temptation.

On the Rider Waite Tarot deck, The Lovers depicts the Genesis story of Adam and Eve because The Lovers card can predict choices and temptation.

The Lovers Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning 

The Lovers can mean that you must make some choices regarding your health. It will not be obvious which one you must make but I will say that you will make the right one. Follow your heart. 

The Lovers can also mean that your romantic partnerships heavily affect your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Is this the case? If so, take a breather. Get back to working on you and try not to pour so much energy into your relationships. 

Finally, because The Lovers is a very physical card make sure that your sexual and reproductive health is up to par. Not that it is anything to worry about, but if you’re overdue any check-ups get them booked in so that you can have peace of mind. 

The Lovers Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning 

In psychic development and spiritual readings, The Lovers will make an appearance when you’re going to be tempted by multiple spiritual paths and traditions. 

Obviously, The Lovers also represents the passion you have for your spiritual and religious beliefs. Don’t be worried whether or not your attraction to the metaphysical is going to be forever. The Lover’s predicts you’ll feel this way for a very long time. 

The Lovers as a Positive, Strength or Advantage 

For relationship readings, The Lovers will appear in a Tarot spread as a strength, positive or advantage when your partner is in love with you. They are just as equally passionate about the relationship as you are. 

Alternatively, The Lovers as an advantage means that you are very good at making the right choices. You’re not a sufferer of shiny object syndrome. Although you’re passionate, you do not allow these emotions to cloud your judgment. Your decisions are unbiased. 

The Lovers as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

The Lovers appearing in a negative, weakness or obstacle spread position can mean that a relationship has taken a seedy turn. Affairs often first appear as The Lovers. This card marks a time when a friendship or emotional affair turns physical. Suspect unfaithfulness? I would look for other Tarot cards which can indicate infidelity and heartache (Three of Swords, Two of Pentacles etc) before you go jumping to conclusions.

Most commonly, The Lovers will appear as your weakness when you are not very good at making decisions. You are very much like Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. You always pick the juicy, red apple. 

The Lovers Yes or No Meaning 

The Lovers is usually a yes, especially if you’re concerned about making the right decision. However, there are most definite cards which can appear so it is not 100% yes, but your prospects do look positive.

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The Lovers Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

The Lovers Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.