The Lovers card represents love, attraction, and beauty. It suggests that the Querent may be experiencing a strong emotional connection with another person, or may be exploring their own feelings of passion and desire. The card also represents trials overcome, reminding the Querent that they have the strength and resilience to overcome obstacles in their relationships. The Lovers can also represent choices and decisions, indicating that the Querent may need to make a difficult choice between two options.
When the Lovers card is in the reversed position, it can indicate failure and foolish designs. The card suggests that the Querent may be making poor choices or may be overly focused on their own desires, leading to negative consequences. The Lovers in this position may also represent frustrated marriages and contrarieties of all kinds, indicating that the Querent may be experiencing difficulty in their relationships.
The sun shines in the zenith, and beneath is a great winged figure with arms extended, pouring down influences. In the foreground are two human figures, male and female, unveiled before each other, as if Adam and Eve when they first occupied the paradise of the earthly body. Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it. The figures suggest youth, virginity, innocence and love before it is contaminated by gross material desire. This is in all simplicity the card of human love, here exhibited as part of the way, the truth and the life. It replaces, by recourse to first principles, the old card of marriage, which I have described previously, and the later follies which depicted man between vice and virtue. In a very high sense, the card is a mystery of the Covenant and Sabbath.\nThe suggestion in respect of the woman is that she signifies that attraction towards the sensitive life which carries within it the idea of the Fall of Man, but she is rather the working of a Secret Law of Providence than a willing and conscious temptress. It is through her imputed lapse that man shall arise ultimately, and only by her can he complete himself. The card is therefore in its way another intimation concerning the great mystery of womanhood. The old meanings fall to pieces of necessity with the old pictures, but even as interpretations of the latter, some of them were of the order of commonplace and others were false in symbolism.