Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (6) The Lovers Reversed

The Lovers Reversed
Introduction: Even when reversed The Lovers is a powerfully positive omen, particularly of course for romantic relationships, but in truth, for all relationships in your life. The card is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini, "The Twins."

General: When this card appears in reverse, it’s very likely that you are feeling ambivalent about a relationship or situation in your life. You must pay attention to what your gut is telling you and to try to analyze and get clear about what this is and why. Your feelings and emotions are there for a reason. Don’t ignore them.

Work: When this card appears in reverse, you may be finding yourself feeling a powerful attraction to someone that you work with. This is not a bad thing, however the reversal does indicate that you should be more than usually cautious with mixing business and pleasure. Be sure that you know what you’re getting into. Could you lose your job as a result? Can you afford that? Don’t be arrogant, and think through the worst case scenarios before you leap.

Love: Even in reversal this card is an excellent omen for your love life in coming days. The reversal in this context simply slightly weakens the overall very positive energies for love coming for you, and it may indicate a slight delay in how soon you will be feeling much better about your love life in general. Still, think positively. This is a great time to get out and meet people.


Finances: When the love card appears in reverse, it can indicate that you are paying far too much attention to your love life and far too little attention to other important things, including friendships, finances, and the rest of your personal life. If you need help, ask for it. Letting finances get out of control is a mistake no matter what else is going on in your life. Don’t lose sight of the things that you must attend to, no matter how much you feel that you are “walking on air.”

Health: If you are struggling with your health now, the appearance of the lovers card in reverse can indicate that your own care and concern for yourself and your body is critical now. Try to find it in yourself to love your body, even if it hurts you, even if it has “let you down.” It still has served you in many positive ways and likely still does. If you need help and support for this process reach out. Your self esteem and self care is paramount now.

Spirituality:The appearance of the lovers card in reversal when related to questions of spirituality can indicate that if you are not careful, you may find yourself “falling in love” with someone who is meant to be a teacher, pastor, or instructor. Try to be circumspect about such feelings if they should arise. Sometimes love in such contexts can actually interfere with and prevent learning from your teacher all that they have to offer. If a teacher or mentor is claiming to be in love with you, think long and carefully before embarking on a relationship with such a person. They could be abusing a position of trust. Caution is needed here.


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