The Lovers Card No 6
This card is usually to do with matters of choice rather than with love. The choice is difficult and almost impossible to come back from as your life is changed irrevocably by the decision. Consequences, commitment and responsibility is involved.
The angel looks over this couple facing a new direction. The sun in the background supports the right decision being made. In the Fool’s Journey the Lovers Card represents the power of choice and use of will. The Fool begins to form his own beliefs and values. Sometimes this can relate to an emotional commitment such as marriage but not always. It could be work or moving home for example. When this card is upright it can reassure you that you will make the right decision eventually although it is worrying you a lot at the time of the reading. The title of this card suggests issues concerning a relationship and a choice between two options. Some older versions of the card depict a man making a choice between two women with cupid pointing an arrow at his heart. Others show Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden in the presence of an angel.
Keywords Choice, decision, commitment
Reversed: Caution is needed in making important decisions - obtain all the facts and weight them up. It may also show that you are putting off a difficult decision. Haste is to be avoided but the issue not. Indecision or a bad decision is likely so tread carefully.
The number six here seems to favour the relationship interpretation to me as the 6 is the number of harmony, balance, home, family and responsibility. The 6 asks you to look at your responsibilities and what can bring harmony to your home life and relationships. The action that you take should focus on the best outcome for yourself and others - not just you.
If you choose the Lovers Card for today then any decisions you make may have far reaching consequences. You need to have the strength of your convictions and to keep in mind the consequences of your actions and what level of commitment to the path you are prepared to make. This can signify an important turning point in a close relationship but in general it represents choices and decisions.