8 Lovers Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The Lovers Tarot Meaning

The Lovers Tarot meaning is obvious. The meaning of The Lovers Tarot card is ‘passion’. With this card, all strong emotions are ignited within you. It’s 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 marriage can be predicted with The Lovers.

Depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, The Lovers depicts one of the most instantly recognisable religious scenes. Keep this symbolism in mind if you’re interpreting the meaning of The Loves Tarot card.

The Lovers General Tarot Meaning

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

The Lovers Tarot love and relationships

The Lovers – My Thoughts

“The Lovers is one of the most desirable Tarot cards for love because it symbolises true love. However, the card can also represent choice.” – Lisa

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

Another meaning is that The Lovers card represents choice. On some Tarot card designs, a male is choosing between two lovers. In this case, the card will predict that you will choose what you’re passionate about. Usually, the choices you make will be for the better unless there are surrounding cards that 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 Tarot Meaning

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

(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for The Lovers, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)

The Lovers Feelings Tarot Meaning

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

The Lovers Career & Business Tarot Meaning

It is relatively 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 that heavily interests you. Pour your heart into it and get creative!

Another possibility is that The Lovers can symbolize the approach of major choices that you have to make for your career; usually, you will have to choose between two things. These will not be easy decisions to make, as 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 that you can see yourself living with long-term. Unless other cards advise differently, make your judgments from the heart, not the head.

The Lovers Future Tarot Meaning

If you are single, The Lovers will pop up in the future to indicate a future relationship. Even if you don’t feel that you’re ready for a relationship, a special someone will come along and sweep you off of your feet! 

The Lovers can land in a future position to symbolize choice. Like the Seven of Cups, The Lover represents the decisions you will have to make in the future. However, the Seven of Cups can symbolize many choices, while The Lovers will represent one major choice.

Yes or No with The Lovers

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

Do they like me? – Yes, this person loves you. 

Am I pregnant? – I would personally not always interpret The Lovers as a typical pregnancy or conception card, but some readers do read it as a yes for pregnancy questions. 

Is this relationship going to last? – Yes, this relationship is going to continue for the foreseeable future. 

Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter looks promising, especially if you’re reading a love matter. 

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Yes, your ex is going to return. However, they may not come back as quickly as you think, although there will still be a reconciliation in the future. 

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 that can indicate infidelity and heartache (Three of Swords, Five of Cups) before 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 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’re very good at making the right choices. You’re not a sufferer of shiny object syndrome. Although you’re passionate, you don’t allow these emotions to cloud your judgment. Your decision is unbiased.

Closing Thoughts on The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning

The Lovers is pretty straightforward when it pops up in your love and relationship Tarot readings. For other types of readings, such as career or business, The Lovers may be a little more challenging to interpret. When you do not feel that The Lovers represents love, remember that the meanings of ‘choice’ and ‘passion’ still apply. 

How do you feel about The Lovers? Do you think that it is the card of sex and passion? Or, are you adamant that it is a card of choice? Feel free to share your thoughts with myself and the Divinerism community in the comments below!  

(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them)

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