The Lovers is a card that everyone loves to see. There's good reason for this, as oftentimes the Lovers indicates lucky developments in the romance department. Not only can this infamous card predict love, but more importantly, it signifies a harmonious relationship with a healthy, balanced dynamic that's meant for the long haul.
Your approach to self-love also comes under the microscope when the Lovers makes its appearance. Do you treat yourself with the love and respect you deserve? Or are your past experiences affecting your ability to open your heart and be vulnerable - both with yourself and others?
The Lovers can also carry a message about the need to make an important decision between two opposing factors in one's life. For example, the querent may feel called to make a choice between work and love, or between family and a significant other.
The specific interpretation of this card will vary depending on the other cards around it. But in general, when the Lovers shows up in your reading, you can be sure that matters of the heart are coming into focus.
When you receive the Lovers in a general reading, you're being called to make an important decision. Choose wisely, because this decision will have a lasting impact on your life. Old issues relating to trust, vulnerability, and intimacy may also be coming up for you now. Be honest with yourself about where you stand, and about what you can do to improve your situation.
When you receive the Lovers in a love reading, it's a confirmation that the person in question is a well-balanced match for you. The two of you compliment each other perfectly, balancing out each other's energy. If you're single, you may meet someone with these qualities. In other cases, the Lovers may be alerting you to the need to make an important decision in regards to your love life.
When you receive the Lovers in a career reading, it can symbolize a harmonious business partnership that's beneficial to both parties. You may also find yourself in a situation where a big decision regarding your work needs to be made. In other cases, the Lovers in a career context can mean that love will be found through work or a business acquaintance.
When the Lovers shows up in a reading with negative aspects, something in regards to your relationship or life is out of balance. Disharmony, codependency, manipulation, and/or conflicts are all a possibility now. Be honest with yourself about where things are out of alignment, and about how you can bring them back into harmony.