Major Arcana - 6: The Lovers

6 - The Lovers

Card Six

6 - The LoversThis card shows a male and female with a higher power between them. The male represents the conscious mind, while the female represents the subconscious mind. This is a card of choice. It is not just about romance and relationships, but it does deal with those areas too.

This is a card about love, relationships, decisions, as well as about understanding ourselves and others.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • a need to find balance and harmony in life
  • relationships are very important
  • choices should be ultimately made by the inner soul
  • ensure you know all details before making a decision
  • more money may need to be spent on a project to bring it to fruition


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • a relationship is one-sided or is strained with difficulties
  • decision and plans made are very unwise and not well thought out
  • fickleness and infidelity of a partner is possible
  • separation from loved ones
  • advice from others just confuses a decision even more


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - Choice in life situations
  • Mythology - xxx
  • Astrology - Mercury, Gemini: duality, restlessness, versatility, communication
  • Numerology - 6, Venus: love, beauty, harmony, attractiveness and drive to succeed, overcoming any obstacles