What Does The Lovers Card Mean In Tarot?

You may have stumbled upon the art of tarot in the past year. The search terms "astrology," "psychic" and "tarot" peaked in 2020, according to Google Trends, and these spiritual practices have become deeply embedded in our lives. "I think one of the things that has happened during the pandemic is people suddenly have time to themselves, and time to self-reflect," psychic Megan Benanti surmised to Spectrum Local News. As a result, tarot is everywhere — in fact, you may have stumbled across one of the 33,000 YouTube channels or thousands of TikTok accounts offering readings.

Readers often "read" the 78 tarot cards based on their traditional meanings, but also use their intuition to give you an understanding of how you can apply them to your life. "Tarot cards do not tell the future; rather, tarot is a tool for spiritual guidance and enables the person receiving the reading to connect to his or her inner wisdom," Gaye Weintraub of holistic wellness company Soul'ed Out told Insider

The Lovers card is one of the many tarot cards that may come up in a reading, but what does it mean?

The Lovers tarot card helps you with how you see relationships

If countless swipes on dating apps aren't getting you any closer to finding someone you'd want to spend time with, maybe the Lovers card could be of assistance. Among the 22 cards in the major arcana cards, the Lovers card can offer guidance on your relationships and how you approach them, per Biddy Tarot. When it appears upright in a reading, it could often predict a new love, affirm the conscious connections in your life, and make you think about the values you align with. Also, it may point to an upcoming partnership in a career reading while it could highlight the choices you have to make during a health reading, according to Tarot Guide

But, as Tarot Guide notes, if the card comes up in reverse, it means that you need to re-examine your relationships and see if there is a gap in communication and values. Unfortunately, the Lovers card could mean that you should hold off on shooting your shot — your love may not be reciprocated, per Biddy Tarot. 

However, the meaning of the card changes based on the spread and the accompanying cards. So, maybe just ask out your potential partner first — and read your cards after.