Your first instinct will most likely be to think of this card as representing love but, like love however, it doesn’t possess a simple nature. Not only does love come in many forms, but the Lovers may indicate important or difficult decisions that are coming up in your own life. This is bad, because the choices it portends are generally mutually exclusive, options that lead to two completely different futures, but also good, in that it is a sign that at the very least one of these paths will lead you to a good location. As such, if you spot that in your portfolio, take a look at it with care and not be afraid of it. It is a tale of difficult decisions, which are likely to be painful, but that the best decision and favorable outcome is in your grasp. The Lovers card features two naked women and a naked man standing across from each other. The woman appears under an apple tree with snakes, which evokes The Garden of Eden. The man stands before a tree with twelve trefoil flames, which symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac and the fiery passion that shapes his future. Above the figures are the angels of air, Raphael, who looks at the couple as he blesses them. Air is connected to communication, which is an essential element in healthy relationships. The background depicts mountains — the symbol of phallics — and a river, which represents femininity. The Lovers card symbolizes the unification of two opposing forces, and also the fleeting pleasure of a moment before it is altered. If you draw this card it’s a signal that you’re at a crossroads in your life: the decisions you are soon to take will alter the direction of your life. The Lovers can also indicate that you are someone who makes decisions from the heart. This card is someone who is passionate and sexually attractive who is susceptible to making rash choices and is easily enticed by the lure. The Lovers represent harmony, love and perfection in relationships. Your partner and you are soulmates. Your relationship is based on a deep love and trust, giving you the power to face obstacles together and empower one another. The Lovers may also mean that a sexual relationship can evolve into something more as there is a foundation of attraction. This passion could develop into a real intimacy, so long as you acknowledge the importance of communicating openly. A crucial career decision usually is reflected in the Lovers card. Since it’s part of the Major Arcana, your choice should not be made lightly, as it will be a major decision with far-reaching consequences. Follow your heart and your passion. This will lead to satisfaction and success in the longer term. Many times, the right option is one that appears to be more difficult. The Lovers can be a sign a business partnership will be productive and that both of you are committed to the long run. The Lovers symbolize mutual attraction not just between two people, but between you and your money. If you’ve been struggling on money lately, assistance is on its way but only if request help and convey your issues to somebody else. This is also the perfect moment to consider taking a financial risk such as starting your own business or asking for a loan, or returning to school.