The Lovers represent harmony, perfection and mutual attractiveness. Their mutual trust gives them confidence and strength to overcome any obstacle in life. The bond that the two lovers have created is deeply strong and often reflects soul mate connection, marriage or very intimate and close relationship.
On a personal level, this card indicates the settling of a personal belief system and greater clarity about what your own values are. After the indoctrination of the Hierophant, you are now ready to establish this system and decide what is important and what is not in your life. This is also a time when you need to be as authentic and genuine as possible.
The Lovers also indicates choices on a grand scale. You will be presented with a dilemma that demands an action or decision, and first you will want to find out the best way to proceed or to make the right choice. Something that may look negative on the surface (but you will later realize is a disguised blessing) will change your course of experience or plans.
When the Lovers card appears in a reading, it is important to think about what decisions and choices you are facing. Since the Lovers are a Major Arcana card, this indicates that these decisions are of the utmost importance so it is critical that you choose the right path. Usually, the most difficult path is the one that will bring you the greatest benefits, especially on a deeper level.
The Lovers card suggests that your own value system is being challenged, and you must make a definite choice based on that system. The choices are never really easy or obvious, either. The choice represented by the Lovers is a question of right or wrong choice, because one of these options will certainly lead you to a negative path; unlike the Fool, where there is no wrong answer.