Love, harmony, relationships, alignment of values, balance, unityGo to Upright Meaning
Selfishness, self-love, imbalance, misalignment of values, detachment, disharmonyGo to Reversed Meaning
A man and woman stand naked before the Angel of destiny and choice loosely robed in white to subdue the chest and shoulders and punctuate the majestic red wings and fiery red and green hair. The sun kisses the hair of the angel that lifts like fire licks to greet it. The angel lifts its hands in the pose of a blessing.
The couple stand in an Eden. The man stands naked in front of a tree with branches alight. The woman stands naken in front of a tree ripe with fruit and lush green. Behind her in stealth, is a serpent, his belly wrapped about the fertile tree in disguise of his true intent. The couple stands firmly on the green with a majestic mountain behind them. They notice not the serpent for their attention is taken by the beauty and power of the angel. The serpent lies in waiting, hiding behind the hair of the lady. What choice will they make, for good or for ill?
Lovers Tarot Card Meanings
Upright Card Meaning
This is one of the most straightforward cards in the tarot, but that does not mean it does not contain hidden depths. The card of the Lovers represents a powerful relationship, such as a romantic partner, in your life. Although the card signifies beauty, your relationship with your love is far stronger than superficial attraction alone. You have built a relationship on shared values, which you express to each other with clarity. Past that initial spark of attraction, you have chosen to stay together and make a relationship work, through countless trials that you have overcome together, and that is one of the most vulnerable, brave things a human can do.
The card advises you to cling on to this relationship. You have been able to unify two people together into a glorious force, those things are not to be discarded lightly.
However, The Lover advises you to look beyond romantic relationships for the harmonious joy found in the card. Perhaps it is a reminder to treasure your close friendships or relatives with whom you have this ease of coexistence. Or, to turn your power inwards towards self-love and inner unity.
Lovers Tarot Card Meanings
Reversed Card Meaning
There is a disturbance in harmony when The Lovers reversed appears in a reading. The card reversed represents a breakdown in communication that flows so freely when The Lovers are upright. Perhaps you are feeling distant from those that you love. Your values are not aligned thus the foundation of your whole relationship has been shaken. Were your feelings more one-sided than you thought they were?
The Lovers Reversed is also a reminder to turn your love inwards. “You cannot love others until you love yourself” is a pointless aphorism, but why should your loving energy only be reserved for others, and not for you? Take time to wine and dine yourself, to get to know your own values, to treat yourself with the care you would give to your beloved. If you are feeling frustrated about a perceived lack of romantic feeling in your life, do not forget that you are your own most important relationship.
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