The Lovers is the card of love, relationships, passion, desire, and choices. Ruled by Gemini (the Twins), the Lovers speaks to the duality of unity: yin and yang, masculine and feminine, heaven and earth. The Lovers show that perfect union is possible. You can find your soulmate.
The Lovers feature Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, with the archangel Raphael looking upon them from above. There is the serpent’s temptation on one side, and burning desire on the other. Raphael unites the couple, as he is the angel of communication. Although the world the Lovers inhabit is not perfect, they are each other’s other half.
If you are asking about someone’s intentions toward you, and you draw the Lovers, that means this person intends to be a part of your life indefinitely. They are dedicated in their love for you. They intend to engage in a deeply spiritual, sexual, and emotional companionship with you because you complete their life. Their intent is not to trick, mislead, or seduce you, but rather become complete companions for life. You can expect this person to never give up on their intentions because the Lovers represents an irreplaceable, once-in-a-lifetime relationship opportunity.
The Lovers as intentions means that they intend to never hide the truth from you. They intend to be completely open about their lives and feelings with you. The Lovers card showcases Adam and Eve unclothed, symbolizing the couple’s intention to be candid and fully transparent with each other. Their intentions show no fear of seeing each other in their most natural, truthful form. The intentions embodied by the Lovers card indicates a profound bond shackled by trust and clarity between you and your person.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Lovers is a sign of them intending to be in a passionate, intense relationship with you. Their intentions are so strong that they must build a loving union with you. They intend to be with you whether you are single or starting a new relationship with them. If you are single, their intentions will motivate them to do anything for a chance at beginning a relationship with you. If you are embarking on a new relationship, they intend to strengthen your shared bond each day through love, adoration, and affection.
For existing relationships, the Lovers represents an intention to become even more deeply in love. The passion and love in the relationship will never fade and will only increase exponentially. As time progresses, the person will fall deeper in love with you. You are their perfect match, and they intend to be with you for as long as they live. The Lovers can also signify that the person intends on beginning a new, more serious era of relationship where your bond will strengthen beyond its current limits. Their intentions are fueled endlessly by their overwhelming love for you and their desire for your devotion.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Lovers shows that they intend on rekindling your previously existing bond because living without it is unbearably difficult. They intend to get back together because they habitually think about you throughout their days. Their unbreakable intentions make them constantly wonder if they lost their only soulmate and if losing you meant they will never find someone similar again. They intend on being able to experience the same love and passion that you shared before, and the only way to do that is to reconnect and rekindle the spark into that once-burning flame.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Lovers means that this person’s intentions are of complete and unwavering approval. They are not afraid of any commitment, engagement, or marriage with you because you are irreplaceable to them. They intend to commit to loving you exclusively, get engaged, and swiftly marry if you agree. They also intend for you to return the same loving commitment. If you do so, they will be the most joyful person in the world. The Lovers card has the angel Raphael at the top of the card watching over Adam and Eve, which represents the mutual intention of both lovers.
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If you are asking about someone’s intentions toward you, and you draw the Lovers reversed, that means this person intends to reevaluate the relationship. They are questioning whether or not they made the right decision to commit to a relationship with you. They do not intend to break up instantly, but they notice a lack of communication and compatibility in the relationship. If you draw the Lovers reversed, you should consider these intentions and figure out ways to resolve them. Reassess your values, and become more open with your person. Remember, their intent to love and commit to you is still there, but the Lovers reversed indicates that they are trying to recall why.
The Lovers reversed as intentions means that they intend on determining if feelings are mutual in the relationship. The lack of harmony in the relationship that the Lovers reversed suggests may be stemming from their perceived ideas of you. They wonder if you no longer care for them or if the feelings are still mutual. They intend to determine what is true in the relationship, and why things are no longer as great as they once were. They intend on figuring out if they are too obsessed with you or if you just want to be friends. They want to figure this out so that they are not emotionally harmed later on in the relationship.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Lovers Reversed is a sign of them intending on possibly discontinuing the relationship. The Lovers Reversed card means that the person you are thinking about is not the right person for you. Their intentions are to continue talking to you as a friend or to express their intentions of not starting a romantic relationship. For new relationships, they intend to end the relationship or figure out what is causing the dissension between the two of you. This could be that you want different things in a relationship.
For existing relationships, the Lovers reversed represents an intention to fix the relationship, because it is not where it should be. You both are not getting what you want out of the relationship, and neither of you are as happy as you want to be. Both of your intentions are to revive communication and focus on the main aspect of the upright Lovers card: honesty. Your intentions must include being truthful with your person about what is bothering you, and what is bothering them. Through truth and communication, the relationship can be mended. If it is not, you and your person should most likely intend to end the relationship.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Lovers Reversed shows that they intend on having nothing to do with your life. They have moved on, and they intend to create a new life with a new love. The Lovers Reversed card can hurt, especially if you think about your ex daily and want to be with them again. It may be best to move on, as your ex has done, and attempt to create a better life without them.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Lovers reversed means that this person’s intentions are almost the opposite. They have no intentions of full commitment to the extent of marriage with how things are currently going in the relationship. They intend to analyze your relationship issues and figure out how to fix it before commitment. This includes miscommunication, lack of respect, or fading passion. They will want to fix the tension within the relationship first before engaging in anything more serious.
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For relationships and feelings, The Lovers is a paramount card. The Lovers speaks of a soulmate relationship with a perfect union under heaven and earth. True love is real, and it is extraordinary. It is not just for the storybooks. This card also teaches us that this love is only possible through excellent communication and a shared understanding. Raphael hangs heavily over Adam and Eve, as their guardian angel of communication. Finally, the Lovers reminds us that just as you want to be loved by another, make sure that you love yourself too.
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