Top 10 Love Tarot Cards

By February 16, 2010Top 10 Tarot Cards


Love! It’s so dreamy and gorgeous. And you can never have enough love in your relationships, whether it’s with your life partner, husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, new love interest, or simply a friend.

So what Tarot cards might you expect to see in a Tarot reading when love is just around the corner? In this post, I’ll show you the top 10 Tarot cards for love, romance and relationships.

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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 marriage or defacto relationship) 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.



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  • Ana says:

    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 says:

    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 says:


    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  • adeline says:

    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 says:


      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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:


    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  • leda says:

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

  • Jo Ann says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

    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?

  • Brittany says:

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

  • Tom says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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.

    • Brigit says:

      It’s not the Tarot cards you need to see. It’s him. If you feel a strong connection, then reach out to him and explore whether there is still something there.

  • peta says:

    I threw the ace of cups end of last year when i met clinton an amazing young man that ticked all the boxes (this card was so stop on describing the love we both felt almost instantly.) We started chatting 30th nov, endless compliments, butterflies swarming in both of our stomachs, lotza deep smiling sighs, nerves, both giggly like lil schoolkids, bashful, blushing, dreamy- the whole package – just absolutely blissful. We had the most amazing first date on 2nd dec, (lol i only gave him an hr to prepare as i was driving home from work & by chance said do you want to grab a bite to eat & meet, and he secretly arranged the most perfect romancy first date ever as i was driving to his place. We couldn’t keep our eyes off each other or stop smiling or kissing each other from the very moment we met & every moment thereafter – even in between mouthfuls of our tapas that we enjoyed in a flassy restaurant (one handed coz we didn’t want to let each others hand go) then lotza kisses under the stars enjoying the view of the whole city lights for a couple of hrs before returning back to his for a maccas sundae n fries picnic dessert on his bed as – definately ace of cups stuff down to a T. The texts after were just as full on as before the date and we both got very swept up in it all very qyickly. His mate broken up with his gf that Sunday and it struck a nerve with clinton and he went a deafly quiet as he had only 4mths earlier gotten out of a 6yr relationship and this must have reignited alot of hurt and he sent me a msg 5 days later saying, ” I’m only saying this cause I think your an awesome chick . Things progressed WAY to quickly for my liking , nothing against you as a person at all, your awesome. I have decided that I’m not ready to put myself out there just yet , I thought 4 months was enough time to heal , but it’s not 🙁 I’m sorry” I have
    I sent him a merry chrissy txt and one for his birthday on 5th jan and then one on 22nd jan just saying, i know u need time to heal just letting you know i still feel the same bout you. It’s only been 18days but feels like a lifetime!!!! – 2nite i was putting it out there to the universe – is clinton going to come back, is he the one, what does the future hold for us and i drew the following 3 cards in sequence – queen of pentacles, then 2 of cups then 10 of cups. (I have always had a thing for stars and he has a couple of star tatts on him that i absolutely adore even though i don’t usually like tatts in general. What are your thoughts?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Peta:

      It’s been a few months so I expect whatever was going to happen has happened. I’d still like to share my personal insight into what the cards are saying.

      NB: The Ace of Cups needs only a passing nod because you fulfilled that when you started a storybook romance. Also, since you asked “What does the future hold for us?” I’m throwing the possibility of a reunion with his ex out the window.

      I have to wonder if you use reversals. I do all my readings upright right now and can’t help but notice that sometimes there’s a seed of reversed meaning spreading through the upright card. Let’s take a look:

      Queen of Pentacles: This is you. You probably want, eventually, to make a home where people feel welcome just stopping by. You’re a warm and compassionate person, great in bed, and you’re drawn to rescuing animals. It physically hurts you to see someone hurt. BUT… It can veer over the line into reversal territory is when someone doesn’t want help! It’s hard to respect that, but you absolutely have to in order to establish trust. For instance, some people want their hair held back when they yarf. Personally, I wait until the last minute and kick the door shut (hopefully hitting their nose). You also need to make sure you have a strong sense of independence. I don’t mean stubbornness, I mean sovereignty.

      Two of Cups: I honestly believe this denotes that you are seeking answers to a relationship question.

      Ten of Cups: This is absolutely a promising relationship card. However, note that it comes at the end of a suit. It’s going to take work to get there.

      IN MY OPINION, what the cards are saying is that you have some wonderful attributes that you can occasionally smother people with. Because this is a queen, like I said: independence is called for. You need to back off of Clinton, really, in your heart, or you’ll smother him. It’s gonna be really tough on you, but work on you. Find your inner queen. Learn what you deserve and determine not to settle for less. Clinton’s recovery could take a good three years– everyone’s different. Wait a while (a couple of months or so) and send him a text. “Wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Text me sometime.” It’s going to be difficult not to count the days or declare your undying love. It may be very difficult waiting, if that’s what you choose to do, and it still won’t entitle you to his love.

      At the end of the day, peapod, you don’t need the cards. He told you how he felt. When a man loves a woman (replace genders if necessary), he calls. He wants to be with her, around her. If he feels that way (genders again) and doesn’t call, he’s a chump.


  • Sandra says:

    Hello Brigit,
    I did a three card reading and my question was whether or not my boyfriend is cheating.
    Result was:
    1- Reversed ace of swords
    2- temperance
    3- Knight of pentacles

    Does it mean he’s cheating?
    I would appreciate it if you reply even with a yes or no answer.

  • Tee says:

    I had a reading done over the phone a couple months back ,in reference to a man I was dating long distance. The card or cards that came up were the Empress , Ten cups and pentacles. I’m confused because once he actually moved closer he no longer speaks to me with no explanation. What do the cards mean? I still feel in my gut that he’s the one but he changed out of no where . I don’t understand the cards and google search is not helping.

    • Brigit says:

      Things may have changed, since the reading. He may have had a change of heart, and so the cards don’t have the same significance now as they did when you had the reading.

  • Mariah says:

    So I did a 5 card reading today on my current 3 years relationship. I’m wondering if I should continue to pursue this relationship knowing that it may not be an easy one. I wanted to ask my cards what the outcome may be. First I pulled the two of pentacles, then eight of cups, page of pentacles, nine of swords, and King of cups… Some of the results left me confused because I wasn’t quite sure how to interpret them all since I’m a beginner. Any help would be wonderful and appreciated greatly!

  • Juana Lemon says:

    Hello, good day!
    I asked a question that, Does someone I admire, likes me back? And I got
    Position 1: Judgement
    Position 2: Five of Cups
    Position 3: Nine of Coins

    What does this mean? Can you help me? Thank you and wish you all the best.

    • Brigit says:

      I’m sorry but I don’t provide personalised interpretations of full Tarot readings here. I would highly recommend my Tarot courses so you can learn how to interpret your own readings 🙂

  • Renee says:

    Hi Brigit:
    The cards I have pulled tell me I will enter a new relationship “soon”. What does the tarot mean by “soon”?

  • Momo says:

    I would definitely add the Sun to these best 10 cards, to me, it outshines the Lovers

  • Hannah says:

    The six of cups, ace of wands, and the hierophant. Are always jumping out of the deck when i shuffle. What does this card combo mean?

  • Kasey says:

    I desperately need help interpreting a spread I pulled for myself. Background: A guy I’ve been seeing, purely physical relationship (with monogamous agreement), ended up finding out there was another girl too, right now there is nothing with us.
    While we were seeing each other I did a spread for “is he the one?”
    1) is he the one? 6 of wands
    2) commitment/marriage possible? King of Wands
    3) influences in the way? 3 of wands
    4) influences in favor? Queen of Swords
    5) what to do help person be a part of your life? 5 of wands
    6) what do they need to do to be part of your life? Hierophant
    7) Will you be happy in this relationship? 10 of Cups
    what I’m getting is that there are committment issues and other stuff that needs to be addressed like his need for freedom, also if he wants to be apart of my life he needs to do more traditional relationship things like dates and acting like a boyfriend. in the end we’ll be happy together if we can work it out. Any interpretations are welcome!!
    After I found out about the infidelity I did a relationship cross spread and got the following:
    1) my position: empress-reversed
    2) his position: queen of wands
    3) basis of relationship: 2 of cups (reversed)
    4) what lies between us now: justice (reversed)
    5) future (outcome): 8 of wands
    these cards accurately represent the situation but I need help with overall interpretation. all i can get is yes, many issues, but they will be worked through and we will end up happily together? anybody have any perspective for me?!?!

  • CreativeSag says:

    Hi Brigit,

    I received the world and the hierophant as the outcome in a love reading. Intuitively I felt it meant marriage but the more I research the less i am sure. Any advice would be appreciated!

  • Rhiannon Mystic says:

    Thanks for a great article. I usually do a two card reading for myself each day. Today I received the Ace of Cups and Four of Wands at a time when my new love and I are planning to live together. I thought I would mention as a reader myself that the Three of Cups often is a very fortuitous sign. It shows maidens in celebration, which can mean bridesmaids and a wedding. It often indicates a wedding in my opinion; especially for female querents – that she will become a bride. The Fours are derived from the sphere on the Tree of Life called Chesed, which relates to mercy, kindness, and love, so the Four of Wands is resonant with love in the element of fire. The Threes relate to Binah, which is understanding, and which relates to the Empress and the feminine powers. The Cups on this level therefore are powerful as a love card and portents of a bride, and motherhood.

  • Claudine says:

    Hello! Thank you for your website. I like it very much.
    I asked cards about is this person in love with someone rn? (does this person have feelings for someone?)
    And I got Ace of Pentacles, Empress and 8 cups. Does this mean “yes, but these feelings face some obstacles and person tries to deal with them, maybe it’s unrequited love or she is just confused”? Am I right?

  • Rhiannon Mystic says:

    Just did another two card reading two days before my love and I are to move in together – two of cups and ten of cups.

  • Mystic says:

    what does the emperor tarot the hermit and the hierophant all mean together in upright position?

  • kime sonia says:

    I love my bf so much but both of us are from different tribes my bf parents knws abt me but my parents dont like others tribe so can u kindly tell me f i tell ma parents abt dat guy whom i love will they accept him or not?

    • Brigit says:

      Hi Kime – I am sorry, but I am not doing readings at this time. Head on over to to make a request with one of our free readers!

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