The Lovers is the card that represents making a choice, and it usually is relevant to relationships. Being in a committed relationship is a choice you need to make for yourself and for your partner. When you make a committed choice you are sacrificing a life that you are used to by knowing that it is the right move to make.
Making a committed choice as far as relationships go means that you are sacrificing the single life as well as the freedom that comes with it. It also means that if you are in a love triangle, then you have to make a choice to be with one partner, or you may make the decision to not be with any of them. Sometimes choosing the single life is a choice in itself as well as this card would be relevant to that.
And going back to that freshman example, in high school so many choices have to be made such as making the decision to no longer hang out with those who are a bad influence. Especially if the freshman’s future could be at risk. That is always a difficult decision to make.
Making a commitment as well as a hobby, career path, or a new lifestyle would be shown by this card. It does not necessarily have to be a relationship with a partner. It can represent forming a relationship with something important to you.
When the Lovers card comes up in reverse, it can be indicative of indecision, infidelity, problems with a relationship, separation, or a relationship that is broken. It can also be failing to honor a commitment.
Astrologically this card is associated with Gemini and is assigned as the sixth card, and is associated with Enneagram type 6.