The Lovers Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
VI The Lovers Correspondences:
Keywords & phrases:
A love interest or attraction, relationship.
Lovers Tarot Card Meanings
Traditionally The Lovers was the 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 is perhaps slightly different in the way I apply it, because for me it always relates to a love relationship in the romantic sense. For instance, some may apply The Lovers to work as a love of work, whereas I would view it as a love connection in the work place in some way, or a love relationship that comes in through work – depending upon surrounding cards. 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 an attraction, a love interest, or a potential relationship, 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, lack of harmony.
The Lovers Tarot Card Combinations:
The Lovers is one of the easiest cards to apply in combinations; try using “love relationship” in application to cards before or after. All marriage cards would strengthen that association.
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.
The Lovers > Four of Cups: Stale relationship, lack of interest or becoming fed-up with circumstances.
The Lovers > Two of Pentacles: Possibility of balancing more than one relationship, check surrounding cards for more confirmation.
The Lovers > Four of Swords: a sense of withdrawal or pulling back from the relationship, The Hermit may also indicate taking time out to think about things.
The Lovers > Knight of Swords: A relationship taking off with gusto, situation rapidly developing. Similar in the opposite order...
Knight of Swords > The Lovers: May be swept off your feet, whirlwind romance.
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