5. L’Amour

Love or the Lovers from Tarocchino Arlecchino.

About the Card

English Name(s)

Love, The Lover(s)


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 13
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump VI

Image Description

Two giggling Harlequins meet at an elaborate fountain. One wears a jacket and pants while the other wears a long dress. Both have the same red, black, white, and green pattern and carry red and blue batons decorated with gold leaves. At the top of the fountain, a small winged Harlequin in pink and black posts on one leg, holding a bow and aiming an arrow at the lady-Harlequin.

Further Notes

There is no Love card in the Etteilla tradition – the Lovers and the Pope are wrapped into one trump named the High Priest, which shows a priest marrying a couple. The keywords for this card were taken directly from that one.

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Marriage, wedding, nuptials, alliance, meeting, link, assembly, pledge, promise, oath, intimacy, liaison, junction, conjunction, copulation, coupling, chain, bondage, discomfort, captivity.


Union, society, contacts, cohabitation, adultery, incest, alloy, blending mixing, amalgam, peace, concord, accord, harmony, coexistence, reconciliation, mending, patching things up.