The lovers tarot card meanings upright and reversed

6 – The Lovers Tarot Card Meanings – Upright



The previous name for the Lovers tarot card is the Choice. On this older tarot card we see a man who has to make a choice between two women. The man on the card has grown up and have to make a decision that is very important because he is an adult now. He has to make a decision to stay with the first woman figure on the card (who can represent his mother) or the other woman (who can be his partner). So the lovers card can indicate an important decision to make for life.

In a period of your life when you have to make a choice with your heart the lovers tarot card might show up. This card shows balance and harmony between heart and head. Number 6 symbolizes unconditional love and harmony. After the turbulent number 5 the number 6 finds balance again. With the knowledge we experienced during the conflict the number 6 is creating a new kind of balance and harmony. openness and honesty are important. Read more about tarot & numerology.

The lovers as feelings and in love readings

The lovers card is not about a fling, it tells about a commitment. The relationship will be long-lasting when the lovers card shows upright in a reading for someones feelings towards you.

The lovers card looks very similar to the tarot card the devil in the RWS tarot deck. The difference is that the two people on the devil tarot card are being bonded with each other by chains. The man holds his hand up to the woman like he is expecting to get something from her. The people on the devil card are very dependend on each other and they need eachother. It is almost like an addiction instead of love. The two people on the lovers card don’t need to be bonded (also not with material items or holding hands) because they have a connection. They look up to heaven and the angel. It looks like they have faith in their choice for each other and are able to commit without being dependend on each other. They also get support from the angel who is looking after them. Still there are temptations in the environment like the snake in the apple tree like in the story of Adam and Eve from the bible. But this couple is choosing commitment over bondage.

So as feelings the lovers tarot card indicate a feeling of commitment. It could also indicate that you have to make an important decision which influences a longer period of your life. That is why marriage could be represented by the lovers tarot card in a marriage tarot reading.

In a love reading the lovers card could also indicate a union or soul-connection.


The lovers in regard to job and career

When the lovers tarot card shows up in your job reading, this is a job you can commit to for a longer period of time. This might be because you will get a contract for a longer time because the lovers do not indicate short time periods. It could also be that this job is what you like you like to go for.

If you have to make a choice to move abroad for a longer period of time for your work, this could be represented by the lovers tarot card together with the fool and cards with the suit of wands.


The lovers as advice and outcome

  • surrender
  • expressing your true feelings
  • choice
  • decisions
  • harmony and balance between heart and head, self-acceptance
  • unconditional choices by the heart
  • ready to commitment
  • union


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6 – The Lovers Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


While the lovers tarot card is still about making a choice from the heart, the querent is ignoring the message of his heart and disturbs the connection and the harmony. The lovers tarot card reversed tells that the querent is not ready to commit. Another option is that the relationship is just too short to tell if he can commit. He is able to commit when the lovers shows up, also in reversed position.

When reversed the lovers tarot card shows that the querent has to work on balance between heart and head to make the right decisions.

Another way to see the Lovers tarot card reversed is that the querent can be too indecisive relating to the subject. It is important to maintain clear communication and to express your true feelings. Creating harmony by listening to your heart will be better than listening to other peoples opinions.

It can be that a person is not ready to commit because he is still in a relationship depending on the reading and the cards around.

The lovers reversed as advice and outcome

  • thoughts aren’t in line with what you feel
  • inner conflict
  • your feelings or someone elses are not stable enough to commit yet
  • not ready (yet) to commit
  • wrong decision
  • this choice isn’t made by the heart or is not aligned with the head
  • conditional love


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Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

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