Which Tarot Card Represents Your Higher Self? Test

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The Lovers

-1 0Fool, -1 1Magician, 3 2Priestess, 4 3Empress, 2 4Emperor, 0 5Hierophant, 7 6Lovers, -1 7Chariot, 2 8Strength, 0 9Hermit, -1 10WheelOfFortune, 4 11Justice, 0 12HangedMan, -1 13Death, 2 14Temperance, 0 15Devil, 2 16Tower, 3 17Star, 4 18Moon, 0 19Sun, -1 20Judgement and 1 21World!

The Lovers card is not just about love and sexuality; it has several meanings which are all related to the duality expressed in the image of the card. The image of the two lovers holding hands or intertwined is a powerful symbol for the harmonious union of two beings, but it also stands for the necessity of proper choice, and some interesting concepts about the relationship of our conscious minds to whatever power brings these lovers together. It should be apparent that, in our culture which has so many words and definitions for the simple emotion of love, the image of love as expressed in the Tarot can have so many meanings.

The Lovers is predominantly a card of the emotions, and it often portrays love that is divinely blessed, either by Cupid, an angel, or by God Himself. This seems to imply that nothing but good can come of this union, though with such a dualistic card there is always the potential for a sad conclusion, despite the best of beginnings. After all, love is like a flame because it can ignite the blaze of passion, but also because it can consume and destroy if used carelessly. Love is a wonderful thing, but profane or unrequited love has the power to tear families and lives apart. The Lovers has within it the potential for such love and we must always be cautious of it.

Air is the element which rules the Lovers, and we should therefore expect the majority of its meanings to be associated with the spirit and the mind. The notion of choice between positive and negative is first depicted on this card with the old symbology of a man deciding between two lovers. Such a moral crossroads is often shown by the Lovers card, which now tells us to consider all consequences before acting. The situation could be as simple as a fork in the road with two paths to choose between, or a much more complicated decision by which all of our strongest beliefs and ideals will be tested. In times of such difficult choice we clearly need high guidance.

The final meaning of the Lovers is perhaps best illustrated by the image of the card in the Rider-Waite deck, and some of its variants. This image shows the man looking at the woman, who in turn looks at the divine figure above them both. The man cannot see the angel, and he must trust the woman to see it for him. Likewise, the conscious mind (the man) cannot directly access Higher Powers (the angel), whatever you believe those are. The unconscious (the woman) must be the bridge between the physical and spiritual planes. This symbology also shows the true power of love; as discussed on the Ten of Cups, through love we can get a glimpse of Heaven.

Often, the Lovers will refer to a relationship when it appears in a reading, and when it does, that relationship will be a perfect expression of the love between two people. This will almost always be a sexual relationship, though not necessarily. You must always keep in mind, though, the potential for conflict despite happy beginnings. Love is a flame that must not be left unattended; it must be fueled and allowed to burn for as long and as brightly as possible. If not a physical pairing of man and woman, the Lovers can also show the integration of two conflicting parts of yourself, the masculine and the feminine. Through the combination, greater wisdom is revealed.

Finally, this card carries the meaning of choice, usually on the moral or ethical plane. The most familiar instance of such a choice, sadly, is the choice between your spouse and someone else with whom you have fallen in love. Alternatively, it could be between two possible partners, both of whom you love, but only one of whom would be best for you. Look inside, and turn to your unconscious for inspiration. Through it you can access the wisdom needed to make this choice properly, and for the good of all involved. Trust the counsel of your Inner Voice, and once you have made your decision, do not rescind it no matter how much opposition you face.


Tarot card interpretation by James Rioux, CTM

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • 0Fool Distribution

    They scored -1% on 0Fool, higher than 6% of your peers.

  • 1Magician Distribution

    They scored -1% on 1Magician, higher than 14% of your peers.

  • 2Priestess Distribution

    They scored 3% on 2Priestess, higher than 20% of your peers.

  • 3Empress Distribution

    They scored 4% on 3Empress, higher than 97% of your peers.

  • 4Emperor Distribution

    They scored 2% on 4Emperor, higher than 32% of your peers.

  • 5Hierophant Distribution

    They scored 0% on 5Hierophant, higher than 18% of your peers.

  • 6Lovers Distribution

    They scored 7% on 6Lovers, higher than 99% of your peers.

  • 7Chariot Distribution

    They scored -1% on 7Chariot, higher than 4% of your peers.

  • 8Strength Distribution

    They scored 2% on 8Strength, higher than 40% of your peers.

  • 9Hermit Distribution

    They scored 0% on 9Hermit, higher than 11% of your peers.

  • 10WheelOfFortune Distribution

    They scored -1% on 10WheelOfFortune, higher than 30% of your peers.

  • 11Justice Distribution

    They scored 4% on 11Justice, higher than 82% of your peers.

  • 12HangedMan Distribution

    They scored 0% on 12HangedMan, higher than 9% of your peers.

  • 13Death Distribution

    They scored -1% on 13Death, higher than 9% of your peers.

  • 14Temperance Distribution

    They scored 2% on 14Temperance, higher than 42% of your peers.

  • 15Devil Distribution

    They scored 0% on 15Devil, higher than 13% of your peers.

  • 16Tower Distribution

    They scored 2% on 16Tower, higher than 61% of your peers.

  • 17Star Distribution

    They scored 3% on 17Star, higher than 67% of your peers.

  • 18Moon Distribution

    They scored 4% on 18Moon, higher than 61% of your peers.

  • 19Sun Distribution

    They scored 0% on 19Sun, higher than 11% of your peers.

  • 20Judgement Distribution

    They scored -1% on 20Judgement, higher than 36% of your peers.

  • 21World Distribution

    They scored 1% on 21World, higher than 73% of your peers.

All possible test results

The World

After every obstacle has been faced and surmounted, after every path has been travelled and charted, there remains only the last step to the next level of existence - the World, the final gateway. ... Read more


The card originally known as Judgement Day derives from Christian scripture, but in most religions and cultures there is the concept of spiritual rebirth after the end of the world. This is anothe... Read more

The Sun

The Sun symbolizes many things depending on how you look at it. The ancients saw the sun as the giver of life and light, and almost every polytheistic faith has a Sun God. It brings light and cla... Read more

The Moon

It has been said many times that things are not always as they seem, and in the influence of the Moon this axiom is particularly true. In the moonlight, things that are benevolent during the day c... Read more

The Star

Whenever all hope seems lost, it will reappear to prove that you have really lost nothing, except perhaps your sight of the path to enlightenment. And in the absence of that sight, the Star will l... Read more

The Tower

Sometimes, when accepted and welcomed, divine wisdom and enlightenment flow freely like a calm river. The rest of the time, wisdom is blocked until it rages forth like a tidal wave and crushes any... Read more

The Devil

The Devil is another of the popularly misunderstood cards of the Tarot, perhaps second only to Death in this category. In our modern world we do not like to think that there is a seed of negativit... Read more


After the purging experience of Death, it is necessary to rebuild and improve on that which has been left over. Now that old habits and beliefs are gone forever, new attitudes must be acquired to ... Read more


The image of Death charging across a field on his spectral steed would strike fear into the heart of almost any man. The appearance of the Death card has a similar effect on most people, though it... Read more

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is the only Tarot card visibly based on a mythological figure. He is Odin, the Norse god who hung from the World Tree for nine days to earn the knowledge of the Runes. Of all the cu... Read more


Since the Major Arcana do not apply directly to physical life, it must follow that Justice does not apply to the laws made by mankind. True, sometimes the laws of mankind mimic the laws that Justi... Read more

The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune is a type of energy that stands beyond the realm of our understanding and control. Certainly you can experience its effects in life, like you feel the pull of gravity on your ... Read more

The Hermit

When questions about the nature of existence and the purpose of life start eating away at your mind, answers will not be found in the physical world. They can only be found inside of you. You have... Read more


The title of this card is often misleading because most people tend to think of strength as a property of the physical body. But this is not a card of brute force, because none of the Major Arcana... Read more

The Chariot

It is somewhat of a mystery why the Chariot, clearly a card of force and of control, should be of the Water element. But its attribution to Cancer is indeed valid because this card deals heavily w... Read more

The Lovers

The Lovers card is not just about love and sexuality; it has several meanings which are all related to the duality expressed in the image of the card. The image of the two lovers holding hands or i... Read more

The Hierophant

Spirit is the final leg of the triad that has been previously seen in the Empress and Emperor; the archetype of the spiritual world is the Hierophant. This is the card of beliefs, both religious an... Read more

The Emperor

The second leg of the Body-Mind-Spirit triad is the Emperor, representing the power of the mind to shape the world. Such action does not take place at the command of the will, but through the comm... Read more

The Empress

The Empress represents a departure from the dualistic philosophy of the first three Major Arcana, as well as from the strongly spiritual teachings of those three cards. Rather than simple dichotom... Read more

The High Priestess

The High Priestess is arguably the most difficult of the Major Arcana to qualify with words alone, because so much of her power and ability is veiled in mystery that it is difficult for anyone to f... Read more

The Magician

The Magician's number is One, the number of creation and individuality; his power is transformation through the use of his will. In his manipulation of the basic elements into all the substances a... Read more

The Fool

Without the notion of Zero, our system of mathematics becomes meaningless. Similarly, the Fool is an essential part of the Tarot because he is the spark that sets everything else into motion, the d... Read more


I guess you have blocked my psychic abilities! You unbeliever!   Tarot card interpretation by James Rioux, CTM http://tarot.f... Read more

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