13 June 2014

The Sixth Tarot Card: the Lovers

Still in our major arcana category, the sixth card is the Lovers. You will find it under the name of "L'amoureux" in the original deck. Don't be mistaken: the Lovers doesn't relate to love matters, it relates to something entirely different.

What do you see on this major arcanum?

In the background you see the Sun and a cupid. The main character of this tarot card is a man who is between two women: one rich and one poor. This card symbolizes the good and the bad, the choices that we have to do between two routes.

The man wears brightly colored clothes; one of the woman wears a red and blue intricate dress and her head it topped with some kind of crown, the other one does not and her clothes are more simple.

Primary meanings of the tarot card the Lovers

When coming in a normal position, the Lovers relates to positive things, right decisions, new meetings, new romance, it also relates to young people.

When it comes its upside turned down it relates to capriciousness, inconstancy, lack of affection, cowardice...

The Lovers in a spread:

The question we have to provide an answer to: are her boyfriend and herself getting married soon?

Using the cross spread, we pull four cards as follows:

  • Left: the Empress
  • Right: the Justice
  • Top: the Sun
  • Bottom: the Lovers

As you can see the Lovers is the answer. But let's start with the first card pulled out of the deck.

  1. The Empress - our client's fiance loves her very much and would want to make her his wife.
  2. The Justice - however there is something that is blocking the situation - perhaps a divorce that isn't solved yet or the fiance does not have a stable revenue to ensure safety for life -- we should add a card on it so as to learn more.
  3. The Sun - our client really wants to get married to him.
  4. The Lovers - the boyfriend will make the right decision, or client needs to be patient.

The synthesis gives us the number 9 - which is the number of another tarot card: the Hermit. And the Hermit is the card of patience and time.

I can't repeat it enough: the cross spread is a quick and easy spread that only answers to questions by "yes" or "no". When one really wants more in-depth details, one definitely must use other types of spreads.

You will find more information about the Lovers tarot here.

Universal Tarot of Marseille
(English and Spanish Edition)
Perfect for tarot card reading beginners, the Tarot de Marseille is the original tarot deck that is used by most psychic readers all over the world.

This deck comes with a guide that will help you better understand the different meanings of the cards.

I really recommend using a classic tarot deck if you are starting and know nothing about fortune-telling: the tarot de Marseille is the one with all the actual meanings. Over time, you'll get another deck that will meet your needs or preferences - angels, birds, Boticelli, Rider Waite, etc. and your classic knowledge will enable you to create your very own predictions.

Learn more about the mysteries of the Lovers card