The Lovers

The Lovers card is regarded as the sixth card in the Major Arcana of Tarot Cards, which comprises of twenty-two cards in total.

The Story behind The Lovers

Feeling full of wisdom after meeting The Hierophant, The Fool then comes to a crossroad. He knows where he wants to go, but is so overcome by something that he stops in his tracks. On one side is a tree filled with flowers, and on the other is a fruit tree. There is something so alluring and captivating about this woman, he can’t help but change his mind. It’s almost as if she completes him. He decides to take the path with the fruit tree on, and brings the woman with him.

Meaning of The Lovers Tarot Card

In the story above The Fool finds himself at a crossroads. This is what The Lovers is really about – not just relationships, but how most things have two aspects to them, two sides. Therefore, doing the right thing is about making the right choice, and decisions involve at least two different choices. It is up to the person to decide upon the best one.

The Lovers Tarot Card shows us the power of love, but it also shows us that love can be negative and destructive. It can ruin lives and tear people apart, depending on what someone loves. The card is about emotions and how powerful emotions can be at helping us to reach a decision. Though one should appreciate these emotions, they should also acknowledge that they can be dangerous if they are not used correctly.

Love can give a person a way to spiritually unite with another person, and this can mean that they achieve more as one rather than as two separate beings. Love is not really something that can be left alone, it must be nurtured and maintained in order to grow. People often find themselves at crossroads when it comes to ethics, principles and morals.