When we see this card we automatically think of love, romance, marriage and a happy future. But it can mean more than that depending on what we are focusing on. It can also mean self love and healing and intimacy but not necessarily sexual. It can also signify a new relationship or that a current relationship is going through a big change. The Lovers card, to me, speaks of stopping and taking a look at what's going on in your life and take a moment to listen to that inner voice to see with our inner sight.
The Lovers does card indicate love and passion are involved but there are going to be some choices involved. How you choose will be either very positive or negative, not much in between. Love can bring virtue to one's life... serving love can bring virtue into one's life but choosing poorly out of lust can wear away love and virtue. No one said love is easy.
If in a reading, this card is reversed, it could point to an obsessive relationship or fantasy dominating one’s life or pining for past relationships or an unbalanced relationship, making the mistakes... not learning from past and frustration in love or marriage. However, letting go of a relationship that brings no pleasure may allow you to be free to attract new love into your life. This is a risk that could well bring you greater love and joy.
The Hezicos Tarot