Your Tarot Birth Card – Life Path 6: The Lovers

By November 25, 2014Numerology, Tarot

Welcome back to my series on the Tarot Birth Card! This week we’re all about Life Path 6 – The Lovers!

If you missed out on last week’s post, then head here to find out how to determine your life path number and your associated tarot birth card. Every week, I’ll be discussing each of the nine tarot birth cards and their person-centered interpretations.

And if you’re not a Life Path 6, head here to read about Life Path 1, The MagicianLife Path 2, The High PriestessLife Path 3, The EmpressLife Path 4, the Emperor, and Life Path 5, The Hierophant.

We’ll look at typical strengths and weaknesses, who you’re likely to fancy (and who turns you off), and the kind of work or lifestyle you might find satisfying. Whilst a single tarot card could never sum up an entire person, it can be fun and helpful to learn which tarot archetype represents you, and how you can use its energy in different areas of your life.

Again, if you’re not sure what your tarot birth card is, read this first!

Life Path 6 – The Lovers

‘Find your calling’

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The Lovers is an interesting tarot card. Often interpreted as representing romantic love, couplehood or marriage, its meaning is so much more than this. The Lovers represents hearing and understanding the calling of our soul, the things we love – which might indeed be people, but also might be art, a hobby, a place, a way of life – anything that makes your soul sing.

As people, Lovers are kind, excitable, complicated, and often in a dilemma! More than anyone, they feel the dual pull towards what is earthly and what is heavenly, and are continually having to choose whether to take the higher, spiritual path or the (perhaps easier or more immediately gratifying) ‘low road’. It’s all about choices – Lovers see exciting opportunities everywhere and will flit joyfully from project to project if they aren’t deeply moved by what they find. It’s all about genuine fulfillment.

Lovers do indeed love to love, and tend to go from relationship to relationship. With the right people, they make wonderful partners – devoted, romantic, attentive to the details that make love work. But they are easily distracted – if their partner is not ‘the one’ they’ll end up looking elsewhere, always seeking that extra-special connection that will make them feel complete.

Key Strengths:

Tarot Birth Card StrengthsYou don’t settle for second-best. If something isn’t working for you, you won’t waste time on it and move on fast.

⇢ With the right person, you’re an amazing lover – dedicated, passionate and committed.

You’re fun to be around, seeing opportunities everywhere you look and always up for trying new things.

⇢ You know how to bring the different elements of yourself into play at the same time, understanding that a person is never just ‘one thing’.

⇢ You’re an amazing balance of masculine and feminine, never feeling defined by your gender or others expectations of you.

You understand that there are always at least two sides to a story and try to see both before making your mind up about anything.

⇢ You’re a great communicator.

Key Challenges:

Tarot Birth Card ChallengesYou’re easily frustrated – you’re so keen to find the perfect partner, job, lifestyle that when things don’t live up to your expectations, you tend to take this really hard.

You can be unrealistic, and at times, very dualistic.

⇢ Your habit of flitting when a project isn’t awesome enough for you means you often leave things unfinished.

If you’re not with the right person, you’re prone to ‘cheating’. Try to be more honest with yourself at the start of a new relationship!

Who You Hookin’ Up With?

Tarot Birth Card - LoveYou love everyone! At first, at least… Of all the tarot birth cards, you’re the most experimental when it comes to love and don’t have a specific ‘type’.

⇢ That said, you’d work well with an Empress (Life Path 3), who would understand your passionate nature and help you to understand when you had found something truly special in life.

⇢ A Magician (Life Path 1) or a Chariot (Life Path 7) could be either a red-hot love match or your worst enemy, depending on how much patience you have for each other! Their very focused energy might irritate you, or on the other hand, you might admire their ability to get a task done and be inspired by their dedication.

⇢ A thoughtful Hermit (Life Path 8) might seem too slow for you, but peaceful Strength (Life Path 9) could be your soul-mate. Of all the birth cards, Strength best understands a Lover’s dilemma and can provide the love and reassurance to help you be your very best self.

Work And Lifestyle Ideas:

Tarot Birth Card - Work & Lifestyle⇢ If you’re an outgoing and confident type, you’d be brilliant on stage or screen – have you ever tried acting?

⇢ You’d make a wonderful journalist, as you’re always able to see more than one side to a story and are good at presenting information in ways that people can understand. If not journalism, then anything where you get to share information, teach, instruct or facilitate would suit you.

⇢ You’d be great in a tech role as you’re excited by new and exciting gadgets. Computing, apps, web development and mobile technologies all may appeal to you, particularly in an ‘ideas’ role.

Anything creative, the more inventive the better, would get you going. If you can’t find a job you like, you could start up on your own, (provided you had back-up for when you got bored!)

What’s Up Next?

Next week we’ll be focusing on Life Path 7, The Chariot!

Until then, drop me a note below. If you’re a Life Path 6, let me know how do the Lovers speak to you and if your life has followed a similar path. And if you’re not a 6, how have you interacted with Lovers in the past? Is your partner, lover, child, or best friend a 6?

About Beth Maiden

Beth Maiden is a professional tarot reader and writer based in Manchester, UK. She has two cats and one dog and they all live together in a tiny little boat. She is the resident tarot writer at the progressive LGBTQ website Autostraddle.com and the creator of the Alternative Tarot Course. Check her out at LittleRedTarot.com and @littleredtarot on Twitter.

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