The Lovers refers to significant love experiences, but also realizes that this requires a decision: to abandon the limits of our lives (parental home, bachelor life, flirting) and to commit ourselves to our love.
Number: 6 as combination of contrasts and their mutual penetration
VI – The Lovers
The Lovers are one of the most complex cards in the Major Arcana, standing for the love in common and the alchemy of the universe. The trump represents the power of life, the creative love, which can be quite impressive, but also destructive when one happens to disregard the fire of instinct, burning down rationalism.
The card also represents a decision, the farewell to a former way of life and the full acceptance of love uncompromising. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the ‘love’ is a person that you tie your knots to with fancy tungsten wedding bands (it can be a passion, a desire, or even a profession), like going to sea or working with horses. Many people who lead an adapted, settled life actually have deep desires and hidden wishes, that they don’t dare show, that they constantly fight back, surprising their own happiness.
The Lovers can mean that someone should be honest, make a clear decision for this love, the fulfilling of a wish, of a desire, and stand by it.
Apart from this, the Lovers can say that a peaceful combination of existing contrasts or contradictions is a better solution than any confrontation – diplomacy instead of war.
The Lovers card represents conscious connections and meaningful relationships. The arrival of this card in a Tarot reading shows that you have a beautiful, soul-honoring connection with a loved one. You may believe you have found your soul mate or life partner, and the sexual energy between you both goes way beyond instant gratification and lust to something that is very spiritual and almost Tantric. While The Lovers card typically refers to a romantic tie, it can also represent a close friendship or family relationship where love, respect and compassion flow.
Drive: Devotion, melting into one another, being one with it, love
Light: Full-hearted confession, trust, optimism
Shadow: Displacement, repression, giving up on one’s self
Reversed: The Lovers Reversed can reflect that the feelings within a relationship are not mutual. One person may be more emotionally involved than the other, and this gap could lead to disappointment and insecurity later down the track. You may be reluctant to open your heart to the relationship for fear of getting hurt.
Keywords: Gemini, love, attraction, rapprochement, relationship, relationship, dissolution of contradictions in love, becoming conscious through human relationships
Advice: Pulling out this tab indicates a wonderful and stirring love affair. Your current relationship will either deepen or end. Your personal development and the integration of your own opposing aspects accompany your contact with a partner or group.
Question: What are you looking for in the ones you love? What does a satisfactory relationship entail for you?
Suggestion: Play Tarot with your partner. Use the card to learn more about your relationship.
Revelation: I’m ready to meet a partner I’ve been waiting for a long time.