The Two of Cups in the Tarot is one of the favorite ‘feel good’ cards that exist in the whole deck.
This card is similar to the Lovers card, but just to a smaller or less intense degree. This card is one of friendship, or of blossoming romance. If you have received this card then the energy of love, as a nurturing, spiritual, creative energy is blessing your circumstances. This is a card of fulfillment that is equal to that of the person or situation that you are encountering. More often than not, this is a card that specifically references another person.
If you are wondering about whether or not the new person that you have just met is going to be ‘the one,’ this card is saying that there is a genuine possibility of a beautiful friendship that could blossom into a romance. With this card, it is saying that you are on the same page with this person in multiple ways. You feel an almost kindred connection to them naturally.
The image on the Two of Cups shows two young people who are making a vow of affection to one another. They each hold a cup that is full of all of the good things in life. What more could a person ask for? This kind of friendship is one that most of us hope to find at one point or another. Some of us confuse the desire for sex with the desire for this kind of relationship, but it is not the same at all. It is somewhat easier in a sense to connect with someone sexually then it is to have this kind of ultimate connection with another person. In fact, many of us are afraid of this very connection.
However, here you are being welcomed to entertain the concept of having a soul mate in your life. This is a relationship to be honored, and it is one that develops over time. The serpent in the card represents the balance between good and evil and above them is a lion which indicates that carnal desires have begun to take wind. Again, this isn’t as obvious as the Lover’s Card, whose Union is unquestionable. This is the card that feels like the beginning of all new relationships. It is giddy, intense and exciting, even nerve-wracking. Together with this person you will achieve a great many things. The feeling of being simultaneously special to someone else is mind blowing. This is a very exciting time for you. Like a sun rise, love is awe inspiring, nurturing and beautiful.
Individually you are a very charismatic, compassionate person; you even understand the importance and healing power that is love especially in relation to other people. Another dimension to this card is its connection to the spiritual universe. When one experiences love, it raises our vibrations up. We get a spring in our step and we become so grateful for every little thing. Connect with Higher Source Energy in love and you will go far.
Some of us do not have an easy time allowing the entrance of someone else into our experience, especially if the relationship has the potential to be something great, worthwhile and fulfilling for a life time. However, choosing to love is an active experience. By recognizing the choices that you have, you are showing the universe what you can handle. Give yourself a chance to be vulnerable with someone, to open up the channels of communication and feel free to explore realms of happiness that you never thought possible.
This card is symbolic of a great number of possibilities; Love, proposals, engagement, marriage and partnerships. One on one friendship, recognition of interesting and talented aspects of the self. Relationships develop, person to person.
The Two of Cups in Love
The Two of Cups is in essence a very loving card. It bares tidings of a lucky romantic future very clearly. This love could range from a romantic love to a friend love, to a family love. But in this category if you have done a reading on love or relationships, you will be happy to know that this bodes very well for you. If this card has arrived it means that if you haven’t met someone that you share this kindred energy with yet, you will very soon. And you will know it when you meet them, because suddenly you will connect intimately on an intellectual level, then spiritually and of course physically. But remember, this is not the kind of relationship that moves fast. This relationship is a slow moving, one that gets better with age like a fine wine. Do not push the envelope, take it slow and give this experience time to blossom. You deserve to have a lovely experience, so have some fun with it. Be kind, be gentle, and be open and receiving as well as ready for this to potentially become something great.
The Two of Cups in Health
When you have received the Two of Cups in a reading about your health, you should take note that many positive things are going to happen for you. This card brings into focus full balance of medical issues. This means that if you have been struggling with a disease or injury for a long time, that healing is on its way. Generally this card has good messages of celebration in all aspects of life. With health, you will find the connection with someone else is so nice and interesting that you will forget the fear of not healing, which will, ironically be enough allow room for healing. Distractions sometimes are the very best medicine.
The Two of Cups in Work and Wealth
When you have received the Two of Cups in your business or work reading, you can expect for new doors of opportunities to open up for you in the form of new business associates or contacts. Though this card can be romantic, the main focus is on the actual friendship or partnership that evolves. You can expect to meet someone soon who will help you with your business venture, who thinks and processes as well as wants the same things out of work that you do.
Reversed Two of Cups in a reading
The Two of Cups in the reversed position signifies a need to control your emotions. Right now you are overly empathizing with people or getting stuck in a sentimental mindset that is counterproductive; because it has reached such an extreme that you forget yourself and what you are trying to do. Control your urges to heal and comfort everyone that you run into. Disagreements and misunderstandings can cause an imbalance in friendships or relationships, but that is normal. Do not let your ‘ego’ get in the way of what is right. Pay attention, listen, and don’t be so demanding.