Lovers is a card with a lot of symbolism that bears the number 6.
Lovers is almost all about love, although its meaning exceeds the romantic and varies depending on the position in which it appears. The lovers of the law indicate the union, the relationships, the similarity and communion of values, the options. While with the card in reverse, it indicates lack of harmony, imbalance, misalignment of values and feelings.
Kabbalistics associates this Arcanum with the Earth element, with the letter Vau , and the number 6.
Esoterically they associate it with the astrological sign of Virgo and the Earth element , but others correspond with the sign of Gemini and in both cases the association is correct. It corresponds to the autumn season .
In numerology it represents the number 6 : (2 + 2 + 2) or (3 + 3) represents marriage, that is, the fusion of bonds.
The Lovers : Card Description
The two figures of the man and the woman in the lovers card are blessed and protected by the angel in the clouds, above them.
Angels, in general, represent the refinement of worldly desires.
This particular angel is Raphael , the angel of the air. One of the associations of the air is communication, necessary for a healthy relationship.
The purple cloak over the angel represents royalty, a symbol of how important communication is. The sun shines on the couple , so warmth and safety are assured.
The land at your feet is green and fertile and suggests life and happiness.
The five apples on the tree, behind the woman, represent the five senses, indicating the importance of sensual romance for the woman.
The serpent on the tree laden with fruit, behind the woman, suggests the story of Adam and Eve, the fall of humanity from grace, and the temptations of the world. The snake is also a symbol of the senses.
The flames behind the man represent the flames of passion, indicating the primary concern of man. There are twelve flames , representing the twelve signs of the zodiac, symbols of time and eternity.
The man looks at the woman and she sees the angel , indicating the path from the conscious to the subconscious, the physical desire and emotional needs, spiritual matters. The mountain is a phallic symbol , while the water is a female symbol, indicating the balance between lovers.
The Lovers (Reversed) – General meaning
In inverted position Lovers tell us about lack of harmony, imbalance, misalignment of values and feelings.
It is not a negative card regarding the end of love or a relationship, but a warning call. Mainly you may be going through a period of doubts and questioning, the emotional level is like stopped at a point or there is a fall of emotions.
This does not mean that love falls apart, there may be multiple factors that cause it, such as routine, not receiving what was expected or disagreements with the partner or with yourself.
Whether it is reading for you or about your partner, this card can sometimes indicate infidelity, or at least, that now you suffer the consequences of your actions but you cannot take charge of it, blaming your luck or your destiny.
You have had (or your partner has had) a strong desire for immediate gratification and this perhaps has led to an unwanted step, without calculating the consequences. Fortunately, there is still time to repair the damage and get the relationship back on track.
On the other hand, in a more negative view, Los Amantes may indicate that the disunity is deeper than it appeared. The values of each one, dreams, projects, beliefs, go to an incompatible plane and you wonder where was what was left that at the beginning seemed so solid and so related.
Perhaps out of fear of pain, you or your partner are on the defensive, trying to protect yourself.
It is a period of doubts that may well pass and be resolved, such as deepening until the relationship is complicated.
In some cases this card tells us about unrequited feelings, there is one in the couple who feels or loves more than the other, making the relationship unequal.
For this you have to see the rest of the cards that accompany the inverted lovers.
The Lovers (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
Although this card has a more negative context, it is not a bad card for love, it is still positive despite the doubts or disputes that there may be at the moment. Sometimes crises go a long way to get ahead stronger.
Even in a very negative context of infidelity, if there is one, things can be solved. The Lovers card alone does not announce infidelity, that should be clear. The company of other cards is needed to ensure that.
At worst it is a crisis, possible passivity and apathy of the couple, a bad stage that can be overcome.
If you are alone, this card indicates occasional encounters, mostly sensual, without much looking to the future. Go out and have fun, live life for the moment without making too many plans.
The Lovers (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
Inverted can indicate strong envies in the workplace, also disagreements or disputes, especially if the business is with the partner or with relatives.
There may be an unexpected betrayal, which more than affecting the economic or work, affects your feelings.
In some cases it can indicate romantic or sexual temptations with someone at work, feeling attracted to someone.
This is not bad in itself especially if you are alone, but if you are in a relationship, evaluate very well what you do and why you do it. It is never entirely convenient to mix work with pleasure.
The Lovers (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
You have to control expenses very well and always have a reservation since there may be unforeseen things that appear and need to be taken care of.
In some case it means loss of money in your house, extra maintenance expenses.
One important thing about this card is that it points out that maybe you are too “in the clouds” with your heart, with all your attention in a relationship or your partner and therefore you are neglecting money, business, finances.
Love makes us be in the air, but that can be negative for your pocket. Do not lose sight of the essential, minimum and necessary in this regard.
In a very negative aspect, if the question is about money and Los Amantes comes out, it can indicate that you are dedicating or spending a lot of money on your partner or in the worst case, that the other person is more interested in your money than in you .
The Lovers (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
Love usually leads to excesses, so you may need to resort to a diet, at least maintenance.
You must also take care of your self-esteem, your self-esteem if this card goes the other way. If you go through physical or medical ailments, take care of yourself, do not leave for tomorrow, do not relegate yourself, love yourself.
If you come from a failure or disappointment in love, this card indicates sadness, anguish and depression, the natural pains of all love that does not prosper. It is not extreme care, but be alert if symptoms and feelings do not disappear within the normal timeframes for these situations.
The Lovers (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
The appearance of the lovers card in reverse, may indicate that if you are not careful you may fall in love with a person who at this moment is your mentor, your guide, your spiritual council, whom you see in a greater position, elevated.
It could be your therapist, for example. Therefore, think carefully about these feelings that are sometimes confusing. Admiration and respect is not the same as love, although without close relatives. Try to bring yourself to reality.
It can also be the other way around, that the other person declares their love or feelings for you. Since Lovers are reversed, be careful. He could be misleading and just be abusing your trust, from his position of power. Caution is what this arcanum asks of you.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
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