Top 10 Love Tarot Cards

by Brigit on February 16, 2010 in Top 10 Tarot Cards


With Valentine’s Day just gone, what better time to look at the top ten Tarot cards that indicate love, romance and relationships!

Lovers —The Lovers! Need I say more?! The Lovers is the ultimate Tarot card for love and represents a unique bond and deep connection between two people. Its presence in a reading reflects a very authentic relationship that is built on mutual trust and respect.

Two of CupsTwo of Cups—The Two of Cups indicates a strong bond between two people and often reflects the commitment made to one another within a monogamous relationship.

Ten of CupsTen of Cups—The Ten of Cups is typical of a happy family within a warm and loving home. It reflects the presence of deep family values and a feeling of completion, having found the perfect partner and having raised the perfect children.

Four of WandsFour of Wands—The Four of Wands is a card of celebration and a safe and secure home environment. It often reflects a wedding, engagement or other event whereby a relationship is becoming more serious.

Ten of PentaclesTen of Pentacles—This Ten reflects a well-established relationship (typically a defacto relationship or marriage) and a solid family life.

Ace of CupsAce of Cups—The Ace of Cups heralds a new relationship filled with excitement, joy and happiness. This is the type of bliss you once experienced as a teenager in love, with butterflies in your stomach and a desire to spend every waking minute with your new love.

Knight of CupsKnight of Cups—The Knight of Cups is your ‘knight in shining armour’ and appears in a reading when you are being courted or romanced by someone special. He /she is attractive, creative and in touch with his/her feelings – very much the SNAG (sensitive new-age guy) type.

EmpressEmpress—The Empress is a beautiful, abundant, fertile and expressive woman. She represents sensuality within a relationship and is indicative of a deeply fulfilling connection between you and your partner.

EmperorEmperor—The Emperor reflects a very sturdy male figure and may suggest the presence of a long-term partner.

HierophantHierophant—The Hierophant represents tradition, structure and religion. This card can therefore indicate a long-term, committed relationship or marriage that is very traditional.

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Ana May 24, 2015 at 3:22 am

I have a question. I asked the tarot what should I do about a guy I have a crush on, if I should forget about him or not. This guy lives in another country and I’m going there in September. We had an immediately connection. I also had a recent breakup.
I got Death – Temperance – Lovers – Hanging Man – World.
My interpretation is that I need to cut everything with my ex, let everything heal and then move on to that guy. But I don’t know. Maybe I’m overthinking, But I don’t think the cards are saying me to forget about him. Are they? My intuition says no, but I’m still afraid.

Thank you


Odin the seer June 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hello Ana,

First off, how the cards fall play an important role in how they should be interpreted eg: upright or reversed. However, I will read them as I intuitively feel. All the cards you pulled are major arcana cards. This means that this sitiuation is a major lesson that needs to be learned in this lifetime. The death card is telling you that the time has come for you to leave your past behind you. This includes you fear and doubt associated to your past lover. You cannot bring your baggage of the past into your new love as it will cause blocks in the new relationship that simply need not be there. The Hierophant tells you that the situation surrounding your new love does feel unusual, however the connection and mutual love is very real on both parts and should be honoured. The Lovers card talks about correct selection and communication. It talks about the healing properties that the new love has and will continue to occure provided you both leave your baggage in the past and embrace the new start you both have been given. The Hanged Man talks about seeing things from a different perspective and allowing your intuition to have more pull in your day-to-day life. This means that your choices need to be based on gut instinct and not be hindered by self-doubt and fear. The World is a card of attainment and accomplishments. It tells you that you are on the right track and that your lessons are being learned. However I do want to let you know that this does not mean that you are in the clear. You still have to put in the effort and challenge yourself and make understanding your and your partners needs paramount. The potential is great, but potential is not enough,8 work also plays a major role in receiving the end result the cards are predicting.

I hope this helps
Blessed be


Y92 June 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm


If a simple question like “Does he (the person in mind) still loves me?” and The Emperor card came out, does that means a yes?

Thank you.



Brigit July 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm

I would say that is a sign of loyalty and a desire to do the right thing… but it’s not clear if it is full-blown love. More like love from a place of responsibility.


Y92 July 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Hi Brigit!

Thank you so much for your reply :)
Recently I have asked if my ex-boyfriend will contact me and I got the 8 of pentacles. Does this mean it will take a while for him to do so, because it seems like contacting me is a difficult thing to do?

Thank you.


Brigit July 9, 2015 at 2:25 am

Seems like he’s working on a few things before he can lift up his head and think about anything else.


Y92 July 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Thank you so much Brigit for replying me… :)

adeline June 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm

I just broke up with my ex bf, i asked can we still be friend and 3 cards come out
Past (8 of pentacles)/ present ( 2 of pentacles)/ future ( 9 of swords)

Anyone know what its trying to tell me?


amanda September 24, 2015 at 12:49 am


I know what it means to me. With the eight of pentacles, it means you are ambitious about there being a future relationship with him, but that the relationship has already ended. Now you have to move on. The two of pentacles means you should concentrate your focus on other things, and in other areas in order to prioritize what’s still important in life. The nine of swords means that you are worrying about it unnecessarily, when it won’t bring you any closure, and that is causing you grief. With the eight of pentacles and the other two cards, it’s telling you that you need to move on.


jessica July 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

if i ask for help to be able to fucus on what i am not seeing and then i see to many things? Will i have to learn what the main could be on my own so advise may hinder moving passed situations?


Richa July 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Hi did single card reading and asked my tarot card does my lover remember me( am in long distance relationship) and the card i drew out was the empror what does this mean


Swirly August 11, 2015 at 8:51 pm


I was wondering if anyone could give me any insight into a 3 card reading of ‘the emperor’, ‘the hermit’ and ‘the lovers’.
I am just finishing the most illuminating philosophy and theology course that has brought so much innate knowledge to the fore, and I am also engaged in a slightly obsessive love affair with a man much more emotionally unattainable (though perhaps I’m the one projecting my issue on to him) and beautiful than me!



Claudia August 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

In a love reading I got
King of swords
Ten of cups
Page of swords
Five of cups
Last card six of cups
Then while shuffling the
Ten of pentacles came up
Can you please help me understand it better ?


Lisa August 31, 2015 at 6:16 am

Hi I was just wondering if you could shed some light on my reading please. Mine was just a general spread for the month of September 2015, although I do like someone at present.

I got the “Ace of Cups” in the first week with “The Lovers” directly below it.
“The Hanged Man” in the 3rd week with the “4 of Wands” directly below it.
In the last week of September I got “The Hierophant” and the “10 of Pentacles” The 10 of Pentacles was reversed.

I just want to say thanks in advance for your help in figuring this out. I also should point out there is only “The King of Pentacles” in the reading as far as court cards go and he is at the center of the reading. He has “Judgement” directly below him reversed so I’m not even sure what that means?


Nimat September 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

Hi there,
I asked does he still love me and I pulled the Hierophant, Ace of Cups, and 9 of wands (Rider Waite) I took it to mean that he has a spiritual love for me and that it is the type of love that requires commitment but that he is afraid to take that next step. Also the base card was 6 of wands which I take for an inflated ego to be at the heart of the matter. What is your take?

Thanks in advance!


Brittany October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

Hi Brigit, I asked about becoming pregnant by the end of this year and the ten if cups and the empress showed up. What do they mean together? Thanks.


Brigit October 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm

That’s a positive sign! It emphasises the importance of having a loving, harmonious relationship in place to nurture the possibility of having a family.


DIAMOND October 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

I asked a question regarding a guy who might be more then a crush and if we have potential for being together. In a four card spread I received the following:
Top card was Judgement
Left card was VI of Cups
Right card was Ten of Swords
Bottom card was Page of Cups

As I interpreted:
A transition or new beggining is possible with this person of interest if I can let go of what’s holding me back. If I listen to my inner voice and follow my instincts and heart rather then self doubt and be open to possibilities and express my feelings and show how I feel, I will have better results. As shown, the cards do show his interest in the possibility of love through inspiration and warmth, communication and imagination (creativity)…the cards might indicate that he does have strong feelings for me as well and to trust our vibe.


leda October 24, 2015 at 8:17 am

Hi Bidd
can you see something n my cards
ace of wands, the death and the lovers?

i’m getting that something must die in order for something else to blossom
what do you think? Can you specify a time frame?


Loevly Ms. A December 9, 2015 at 8:03 am

I got a similar reading with Ace of Cups, Death and Two of Cups. I felt it meant that there is much love for each other with the Ace f Cups but with Death we cannot bring our past into our new relationship and if we can get over our past we can have a real cconnection with the Two of Cups!!


Buzzed Bear November 3, 2015 at 3:04 am

Hi! I have been reading cards for almost 35 years now, and I have learned that it’s difficult to be objective in readings that are about self in situations that or circumstances that are near and dear to the heart. I have recently decided to teach my daughter what I have learned over the years and have begun to teach her tarot reading and the responsibilities that go along with it. I was shuffling the cards this morning while thinking about whether or not teaching her myself is the right thing to do, and three cards flipped out while shuffling: King of Wands, Princess of Wands, and the Ace of Swords, and I felt that I should not take any more cards out…

I am seeking outside perspectives on this so if anyone would like to contribute, I would be very grateful.



Brigit November 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

What a beautiful combination of cards, particularly as you’re teaching and mentoring your daughter! Do you see it in the King and Princess? And the Ace of Swords is the new ideas and actions that are being manifested from your teachings together.


Harpreet November 4, 2015 at 2:12 am

I was asking tarot when I will marry. King of cups came out in one card reading. What does it mean in here???


Brigit November 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Someone who is very emotionally grounded.


leda November 5, 2015 at 4:26 am

Brigit i also asked a question above if you would like to see pls i would be very grateful :*


Brigit November 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

If it was to interpret cards you have drawn in a reading, unfortunately I can’t offer personalised interpretations.


Jo Ann December 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Hi everyone,
I just had a question, I am not using the RWS cards for the 5 simple steps, but the morgan-greer set (yellow doesn’t agree with me much, same as red if there is alot of it). But question is this. For step 3 I pulled the 7 of swords. The man was running, couldn’t see an expression on his face. The 5 swords he was carrying where all black but the two left behind full color. At first i thought thief, then i thought since no one appeared to be guarding the swords then maybe he was the guard and could only carry 5 at a time to save them. So does this mean i could be right because the pictures are different? I haven’t read about him yet.


Brigit December 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Absolutely! What’s important is that you intuitively connect with the imagery in the cards. Yes, the traditional meanings give you one layer of the card’s meaning, but the next layer emerges when you gaze at the images and see what comes to you intuitively. I love that you see the character as the guard! What new insights does this give you about the card?


Amber December 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

Hi Brigit and everyone!!

I recently had a reading regarding a boyfriend I recently split from. This was a love I dreamed of as a little girl! We both expanded and vibrated out of each others experience at the moment. I have recently put some space between him and I to both think and find “myself” again. I asked the Angels if him and I would be reunited in a love/soul mate relationship again soon. The cards I received were:

7 of swords
4 of Wands
2 of Cups

And in the January, February and March position were:
The Sun

So I am wondering what your feelings are with these cards? Am I doing the best thing with the space and he will reach out to me soon? Any advice from you and others and I would be ever so grateful!

Thank you for your time love!


Amber December 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

I should have specified those were in the future positions….in the Present position were:

The Hanged Man
Knight of Swords
Queen of Cups
4 of Pentacles

Thank you!


Brigit December 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

Amber, I’m sorry but I can’t provide personalised interpretations of full Tarot readings here. It takes a lot of time and energy to do them justice. I suggest posting in a Tarot forum for the community perspective.


Victoria January 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Hi, not sure if this is the right site, but while I was out shopping I came across 3 playing cards as I was walking, all in different spots as I walked around the shops, the cards were in on the ground in front of me as I strolled along my path window shopping! I picked them all up, first being ace hearts, 7 hearts then the 10 hearts. Any meaning to this or just coincidental?


Brigit January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm

You can choose whether it has meaning for you or not :-) Did you feel a ‘calling’ to those cards, or was it just ‘interesting’?


Brittany January 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

Hey Brigit, what would you say the 10 of cups and the world together mean?


Brigit January 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

A very beautiful, wholesome relationship!


Tom February 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm

I asked if I would find my soulmate in next month and got,,,

The lovers—situation
The devil— challenges
The world— advise
Page of cups—-daily lesson
Two of wand —–near future

What does it mean


Brigit February 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I’m sorry but I don’t offer personalised interpretations of full Tarot spreads here on the blog as they take significant time and energy to do them justice.


ramya February 7, 2016 at 12:37 am

Hello Brigit,I want to get back my lost love.I want to marry him.Which card I need to see ?Please suggest.Thank you.


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