the lovers tarot card is about love, partnerships, uncertainty, decisions, and commitment. this card calls us forward to see the relationships that stand before us, to examine them, to open up to some of them, to close off to some of them. the lovers card signifies true love and true partnership, but not meaning to suggest that you will just stumble upon it with ease. this card signifies choice. those we choose to go into partnership with greatly affects the outcome of our lives, whether it be with love, business, creative projects, or friendship. our relationship to others affects our relationship to ourselves and to the world, as well as the other way around. when the lovers card appears, it announces that a perfect match is available, but also that there may be an imperfect match. thus you must read this card wisely, acknowledging what is drawing you towards the relationships you are in, how you have come to them, and why it is you continue to keep them near. the lovers card wishes for you to step out of uncertainty and into commitment, but before that is even possible, it asks that you open up. open up to love. open up to what is being offered to you, so that you may experience it all, so that you may know what is available to you. there are many different types of love. different types of love work for us at different points in our lives, depending on what we are seeking or what we need at the time. but the lovers card suggests that we must choose what type of love we are following and what type of love we truly desire. is the love we want deep? does it compliment us? does it add to our lives? then we can examine what type of relationships we are in. are they for convenience? do they challenge us to be a better version of ourselves? are they a struggle, or flow naturally with ease? do they bring us joy and light us up? then we can examine what we are following. are we following our heart? our mind? our need for comfort? our need for connection? our need to fill a void? our desires? our avoidance? our fear? the lovers card is here to bring up these questions. the lovers card is also here to tell us that we are surrounded by love. love is everywhere, love that is accessible, all different types of love. it calls us to open up to love and, with intention, to let in the love that makes our hearts explode with even more love.
opening up to love is not always an easy task. it is an adventure that brings about risk as well as opportunity, but also reward. following our heart on that adventure can be daunting, but also exciting. when we hold back from opening up we not only deprive ourselves of the potential for fulfillment, but also for transformation. even if or when we find true love, it does not come without challenges, fault, or even pain. but it is showing up, opening up, and moving through those struggles, with love as our focus, that lets us truly see what we have within us. we must let love guide us through the mess that comes along with relationships, so that we may find the magic. through this process, we not only discover what we have to give, but what we are able to receive. we discover what we desire and what we wish to move towards. as we love, we learn, we grow, we transform, we melt, we break, we open, we crave, we unfold, we struggle, we overcome, we deepen, we flourish. and then sometimes we do that over and over again. we must welcome all of this process to experience all of that is possible. but we must not allow ourselves to lose sight of love through it all. or to settle for less than the type of love we desire in hopes of finally having found what we seek.
we have the choice. we have all of the choices. but how is it that we come to make the choices that we make? are we making our choices with intention? or are we just along for the ride? it is our life and we have the ability to show up to it however we choose. we can call in the love we desire. we can act on creating relationships that elevate us. we can nourish partnerships that align with our desires and our life. we can choose those we wish to share this life with, to nourish partnerships that nurture our soul, to embrace those relationships that feel good, to follow our hearts to our desires, and to have love, love that is true, that is deep, love that meets us where we are and says i'm here and i got you, no matter how messy it can be, love that is magic.
and above all else, we can commit to showing up for love, openly, with love.