The Lovers Tarot Card Combinations and Meanings
VI The Lovers Correspondences:
Keywords & phrases:
A love interest or attraction, relationship.
The Lovers Tarot Card Meanings
Traditionally The Lovers was the trump or triumph card of love but the depiction has appeared in various guises and with differing interpretations, so other meanings may apply (depending upon the deck you’re using) involving a choice between two paths or sometimes a love choice between two people.
The Lovers in the Gilded Tarot only contains two people and appears as idealised love. My view of this card is perhaps slightly different to most in the way I apply it, as my style of reading is predictive, so for me it always relates to a love relationship in the romantic sense. Since this works accurately for me I tend not to change it, although you may interpret it differently depending upon your inclination, how the image in your deck speaks to you, and your personal reading experiences with the card.
For a single person, it can suggest a potential new romance, but look for other cards to suggest a deeper commitment. When reading for someone already attached it usually indicates choices the couple need to make together, as their lives are entwined and what affects one will affect them both.
If reversed or badly aspected it may suggest various types of relationship problems or frustrations, including thwarted love or unreciprocated feelings, infidelity.
The Lovers Tarot Card Combinations & Meanings
The Lovers > The Fool
The Lovers and The Fool herald a bold decision fuelled by passion. A leap of faith into the unknown with a partner, embracing love's adventure. Navigate the unknown and trust the journey, forging a unique path that celebrates both connection and spontaneity. A love relationship holds unexpected surprises.
The Lovers > The Magician
The Lovers and The Magician blend love and mastery. A powerful union forms as conscious choices align with magical potential. Collaborate and create with intention, uniting passion and skill for a harmonious connection. For some, it may suggest taking the initiative with regard to a relationship.
The Lovers > The High Priestess
The Lovers and The High Priestess evoke a union guided by intuition. A profound connection transcends the physical. Embrace the mysteries of love, finding harmony through deep understanding and spiritual alignment. For some, important information will come to light concerning a relationship.
The Lovers > The Empress
The Lovers and The Empress signify a union of love and abundance. Growth of a nurturing partnership coming to fruition and blossoming. Embrace the harmony of passion and shared prosperity, creating a fulfilling connection. Fertility matters may feature for some couples.
The Lovers > The Emperor
The Lovers and The Emperor symbolize a powerful union of love and stability. Balancing passion and structure, this partnership thrives on mutual respect. Together, they create a harmonious blend of head and heart; emotional connection and practical strength.
The Lovers > The Hierophant
The Lovers and The Hierophant blend love and tradition. A sacred connection guided by shared values and spiritual principles. This union thrives on mutual respect and a deep commitment to traditional, meaningful bonds. Marriage may feature for some.
The Lovers > The Chariot
The Lovers and The Chariot symbolize a blend of love and determination. Together, they navigate challenges with focused drive. The journey is fuelled by passion and unity, forging a path towards shared victories and lasting connection. A journey connected to a relationship may feature for some.
The Lovers > Strength
The Lovers and Strength combine passion and resilience. Love becomes a source of inner strength. Together, they overcome challenges with courage and compassion, forging an enduring bond that stands firm in the face of adversity.
The Lovers > The Hermit
The Lovers and The Hermit create a union of connection and introspection. Love illuminates the path of self-discovery, fostering a deep connection that thrives on both individual growth and mutual understanding. Together, they explore the depths of both the self and the relationship. As a progression, it may suggest deep contemplation concerning a relationship for some.
The Lovers > Wheel of Fortune
The Lovers and Wheel of Fortune may signify a destined connection. Embrace love's ever-changing journey. The union is guided by fate and spiritual alignment, bringing continuous cycles of growth and harmony as life's wheel turns. Change for a relationship may be on the horizon for some and ushers in a new cycle.
The Lovers > Justice
The Lovers and Justice herald a balanced and fair union. Love is guided by integrity and ethical choices. Mutual respect and harmony prevail as both partners balance passion with a sense of justice and equality. Legal matters or documents may feature for a couple (with other marriage cards it can indicate the marriage certificate).
The Lovers > The Hanging Man
The Lovers followed by The Hanging Man may suggest a plateau in a relationship, as The Hanging Man can represent a lack of movement. Events may be slowing down and you feel there’s a lack of progress, leading to a reassessment concerning the relationship.
The Lovers > Death
The Lovers leading to Death suggest a major change and transformation for the relationship. Check other indications in the spread to clarify, as the Death card can indicate an ending and this may be a situation the couple are facing together, but it can also represent an end to a relationship.
The Lovers > Temperance
The Lovers and Temperance blend love and emotional balance. Harmonizing differences brings a union of patience and understanding. Through moderation and mutual respect, this connection transforms into a tranquil, enduring partnership. Healing and renewal in a relationship may feature for some.
The Lovers > The Devil
The Lovers and The Devil signify a complex union. Passion turns obsessive, challenging boundaries. Navigate desires with caution, ensuring love doesn't become entangled in unhealthy patterns. Strive for balance and liberation from destructive tendencies. Please check other indications as there can be aspects of secrecy suggested.
The Lovers > The Tower
The Lovers and The Tower represent a sudden, transformative shift and unexpected events can challenge the foundation of a relationship to reveal hidden truths. Check for other indications in the spread, as it could show external events that impact the couple but may not affect the future of the relationship.
The Lovers > The Star
The Lovers followed by The Star brings hope and optimism for the future. If there have been challenges surrounding a relationship then The Star can bring healing and promises of brighter times ahead. Mutual dreams and aspirations create a shared vision and the guiding light of hope illuminate the path toward a beautiful future together.
The Lovers > The Moon
The Lovers leading to The Moon can suggest a sense of uncertainty concerning a relationship. Try to avoid important decisions as things may not be as they seem, so it’s best not to jump to conclusions until the facts have risen to the surface, as they will in the fullness of time. The Moon may add a sense of mystery but can also be illusionary, suggesting there may be aspects of secrecy.
The Lovers > The Sun
The Lovers and The Sun herald a joyous, radiant love. Bask in the warmth of shared happiness. This union is blessed with clarity, positivity, and a vibrant connection that brings light to each other's lives. Happiness and contentment sit on the horizon so the relationship is well-aspected.
The Lovers > Judgement
The Lovers followed by Judgement suggests the resurrection and revival of a relationship, so reconciliation may be on the cards for some. It can bring an old love back into play and normally indicates the renewal of a past connection coming back into your orbit.
The Lovers > The World
The Lovers followed by The World marks harmonious completion. A love journey reaches fulfilment, encompassing unity and wholeness. Celebrate a deep connection that transcends boundaries, symbolizing the achievement of a significant life cycle together. A love that completes you. As a progression of events it suggests a wonderful future lies up ahead.
The Lovers > Ace of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Ace of Wands signifies a passionate new beginning in love. A spark ignites, bringing fresh energy and enthusiasm to the relationship, fostering exciting growth and connection.
The Lovers > Two of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Two of Wands indicates taking the initial steps toward a shared vision for the future. Partnership and bold choices lead to the start of a journey and exploration together. For some, it can represent a partnership in both love and work.
The Lovers > Three of Wands
The Lovers leading to the Three of Wands can signify collaborative expansion. A love connection grows, bringing shared ambitions and exploration toward early success. Together, you embark on a journey of mutual success and fulfilment and making forward plans for the future. For some, it may suggest progress and growth in a commercial venture with your partner
The Lovers > Four of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Four of Wands suggests stability to a harmonious union. A relationship milestone or shared achievement brings joy and a strong foundation for future endeavours. Check for other marriage cards in the spread, as it can represent wedding plans.
The Lovers > Five of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Five of Wands can suggest petty obstacles and competing forces where differing opinions may arise. Navigate with patience, finding common ground to overcome challenges and maintain harmony in the relationship.
The Lovers > Six of Wands
The Lovers leading to the Six of Wands can represent the triumph of overcoming challenges together, leading to shared success. Celebrate victories and the mutual growth of the relationship. For some, it can indicate the arrival of important news connected to the relationship.
The Lovers > Seven of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Seven of Wands can warn of challenges to love. Stand strong together to face external pressures. Defend the relationship with courage, ensuring mutual commitment triumphs over adversity. For some, it may suggest you feel strongly on a point of principle connected to a relationship.
The Lovers > Eight of Wands
The Lovers leading to the Eight of Wands may signal rapid progress in love. Clear communication and swift action can propel the relationship forward, creating a dynamic and exciting connection. News and messages concerning the relationship, so love letters may feature.
The Lovers > Nine of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Nine of Wands may suggest a love tested by challenges. Persevere through the difficulties, fortifying the relationship. Trust and resilience pave the way for a stronger bond.
The Lovers > Ten of Wands
The Lovers leading to the Ten of Wands can imply a heavy burden in love. Responsibilities may strain the relationship. Work together to lighten the load and rediscover the joy in your connection. For some, it may suggest feeling under pressure from a love interest.
The Lovers > Page of Wands
The Lovers followed by the Page of Wands suggests a passionate new beginning. Exploration and creativity infuse the relationship with youthful energy, sparking exciting adventures and shared aspirations. For some, news concerning work which has relevance to the relationship.
The Lovers > Knight of Wands
The Lovers leading to the Knight of Wands can suggest moving in together, as house moves often feature, but travel plans may be on the horizon. Expect an energetic and dynamic relationship filled with excitement, exploration, and spontaneity.
The Lovers > Ace of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Ace of Cups signifies a deep emotional connection. Love overflows, and a new beginning brings joy and fulfilment to the relationship and for all concerned. The potential for a new relationship for those who are single.
The Lovers > Two of Cups
The Lovers together with the Two of Cups represents a profound romantic connection and a loving union. Mutual love and understanding deepen, creating a harmonious partnership based on emotional reciprocity and shared affection. The progression of a relationship to the next level (also check if other marriage cards present). For those single, it may show the potential for developing a relationship with someone already known.
The Lovers > Three of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Three of Cups signals a joyful union. Celebrate love with friends and shared experiences. Emotional fulfilment and social harmony characterise this happy and vibrant connection. Weddings may feature for some but check for other marriage indications in the spread.
The Lovers > Four of Cups
The Lovers leading to the Four of Cups can indicate a sense of boredom or dissatisfaction connected to a relationship. Reflect on emotions and appreciate what you have; seek renewed connection to overcome emotional stagnation in the relationship.
The Lovers > Five of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Five of Cups can suggest disappointment and sorrow in love. The influence of the Five can often be temporary so it could indicate a brief rift and nothing more serious. Check other indications in the spread and the cards following, to clarify the progression of events.
The Lovers > Six of Cups
The Lovers together with the Six of Cups signals a nostalgic and loving connection. Cherish shared memories, fostering a bond grounded in affection, and the joy of mutual history. Can represent a blast from the past returning onto your radar, but past connections will feature in some way.
The Lovers > Seven of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Seven of Cups warns of illusions in love. Choices and fantasies may cloud reality. Navigate through confusion, making conscious decisions based on logic and facts available to keep imagination in check, and ensure a grounded and authentic connection.
The Lovers > Eight of Cups
The Lovers leading to the Eight of Cups suggests a transformative journey in love. Embrace the courage to leave behind what no longer serves the relationship, fostering personal and shared growth. For some, and with other indications, it may show walking away from a relationship as it has drained you emotionally and lacks fulfilment.
The Lovers > Nine of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Nine of Cups suggest that emotional satisfaction and contentment abound. You can create a joyous and harmonious relationship together, where dreams come true and wishes are fulfilled.
The Lovers > Ten of Cups
The Lovers leading to the Ten of Cups brings happiness to the heart department with a harmonious and blissful connection. Love blossoms into domestic happiness and emotional fulfilment, creating a contented family life together. Marriage may feature for some, please check the spread for further indications.
The Lovers > Page of Cups
The Lovers followed by the Page of Cups suggests a love filled with emotional expressions. Expect sweet messages, creative gestures, and new romantic experiences that deepen the connection. Love letters may feature.
The Lovers > Knight of Cups
The Lovers leading to the Knight of Cups represents offers, proposals, and invitations of a romantic nature. Expect poetic gestures and emotional depth. A charming and passionate connection can blossom, filled with love and romance.
The Lovers > Ace of Swords
As a combination, The Lovers followed by the Ace of Swords brings a fresh start and suggests that a love relationship can triumph over adversity. It may bring a moment of clarity and a breakthrough, or a new perspective that enhances understanding and communication in matters of the heart.
The Lovers > Two of Swords
The Lovers together with the Two of Swords can indicate a situation in a love relationship that isn’t moving forward, so it creates a stalemate. You may be in two minds or indecisive regarding a relationship.
The Lovers > Three of Swords
The Lovers represents a love relationship and deep connections. Paired with the Three of Swords, it can suggest turmoil and emotional conflict within the partnership. Navigate with care to avoid the situation escalating.
The Lovers > Four of Swords
The Lovers followed by the Four of Swords can suggest rest and recovery following a period of strain within a relationship. For some, it may represent pulling back or withdrawing from the partnership for some space to collect thoughts.
The Lovers > Five of Swords
The Five of Swords following The Lovers can warn of hidden deceit and underhandedness in connection with a relationship. Check other indications and cards present in the spread as it may be external factors directed at the couple, rather than within the relationship.
The Lovers > Six of Swords
If there have been challenges surrounding a relationship then the Six of Swords following The Lovers can suggest a period of transition, where difficulties can be left behind as you move toward calmer waters and a more harmonious phase. Travel may be indicated for some.
The Lovers > Seven of Swords
The Lovers together with the Seven of Swords can indicate handling a situation within a relationship with a good deal of care and caution. For some, it may represent something you’re dealing with together as a couple, as such you’ll be preparing your strategy.
The Lovers > Eight of Swords
The Lovers followed by the Eight of Swords can suggest feeling trapped or restricted, either within the partnership or by circumstances surrounding it. Guard against worst fears creating mental constraints and seek clarity for release from limitations.
The Lovers > Nine of Swords
The Lovers leading to the Nine of Swords suggests anxiety or worry in relationships. Confront fears and communicate openly to address concerns and bring peace of mind.
The Lovers > Ten of Swords
The Lovers followed by the Ten of Swords can represent a disappointing ending or a failure to plans. Please check other cards in the spread and indications to clarify, as this is an unfavourable combination but may be relevant to a situation surrounding a relationship rather than the partnership itself.
The Lovers > Page of Swords
This combination can indicate some slightly disappointing news arriving but if you’re waiting to hear from a partner or love interest then it may suggest some minor delays. It can indicate a need for clear communication.
The Lovers > Knight of Swords
The Lovers followed by the Knight of Swords can show a relationship taking off at great speed. For those already settled, it can bring a good deal of movement in events surrounding your partnership when some swift decision making will be required.
The Lovers > Ace of Pentacles
The Lovers followed by the Ace of Pentacles indicates a new beginning that’s grounded by a solid foundation to build something secure for the long term. When these cards form part of a larger combination (3 to 5 cards) it can hold various connections to a ring or marriage certificate (see Easy Tarot Combinations book below for more details).
The Lovers > Two of Pentacles
The Lovers leading to the Two of Pentacles can represent maintaining the balance within a relationship to keep a harmonious flow. It may show the need to juggle responsibilities with flexibility in order to adapt and maintain stability.
The Lovers > Three of Pentacles
The Lovers followed by the Three of Pentacles suggests a love attraction or potential relationship connected to your main work. For those already settled it can indicate working with your partner or that they are involved in choices you need to make in relation to work matters.
The Lovers > Four of Pentacles
The Lovers leading to the Four of Pentacles may suggest a need for balance between emotional intimacy and maintaining personal boundaries in a relationship. Embrace trust in order to find harmony, as it can show overcaution and withholding, or sometimes holding on too tightly. For some, it may show the couple working hard toward their material ambitions.
The Lovers > Five of Pentacles
This combination can suggest a relationship facing some financial challenges up ahead, although usually of a temporary nature. It can sometimes indicate a sense of lack in the partnership, when hope and faith seem thin on the ground. Look for support to focus on material or emotional recovery.
The Lovers > Six of Pentacles
The Lovers followed by the Six of Pentacles can represent the harmonious and reciprocal exchange in a relationship of give and take and sharing of resources. It can also suggest kind and generous gifts from a lover.
The Lovers > Seven of Pentacles
The Lovers leading to the Seven of Pentacles can indicate the fruits of your labours through investing in shared goals and joint endeavours. Gathering in your harvest and collecting the due rewards for your diligent efforts together. Financial improvement for joint finances may feature.
The Lovers > Eight of Pentacles
The Lovers followed by the Eight of Pentacles can indicate support from your partner toward new work or studies that you’re about to undertake. Alternatively, it may show this new work comes about as a consequence of your partner, such as a contact or introduction.
The Lovers > Nine of Pentacles
The Lovers together with the Nine of Pentacles can represent a union of material abundance with shared accomplishments. It can indicate enjoying a comfortable lifestyle together, but also the capability for self-sufficiency and financial independence.
The Lovers > Ten of Pentacles
The Lovers combined with the Ten of Pentacles brings the shared security of material stability for home and family. It can represent moving in together as part of the relationship journey. Property may feature for some, particularly the family home.
The Lovers > Page of Pentacles
The Lovers leading to the Page of Pentacles can indicate receiving news or messages concerning finances, joint resources, and the practical aspects of material well-being in the relationship.
The Lovers > Knight of Pentacles
The Lovers followed by the Knight of Pentacles represents a longstanding situation finally coming to fruition, so this may be something you’ve been working toward together for quite some time. For some it can imply a relationship that finally and eventually blooms following steady progress, the slow burn!
The Lovers > Three of Wands > The Chariot: Successful ventures indicated; relationship progressing and making plans for the future, may be arranging a journey with your partner.
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