Two of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Colman Smith,1909

Two of Cups Keywords: Partnership, Friendship, Unity, Cooperation, Love  

Two of Cups Tarot Card Description 

A young man and woman, holding golden cups, stand facing each other. The man’s hand reaches out to touch the woman’s hand. She is wearing a laurel victory wreath and he wears a wreath of roses. The woman’s clothes are reminiscent of The High Priestess’s robes and the man’s clothes are reminiscent of The Fool. Between the two goblets we see a caduceus of Hermes – a wand with two serpents entwined around it. Normally the caduceus would be topped by two wings, but in the Two of Wands it is topped by a winged red lion’s head.

The caduceus is symbolic of balance and harmony. It is positive and negative, darkness and light, yin and yang, male and female. The red lion’s head represents the strength that these combinations bring.

What The Two of Cups Means In A Tarot Reading

Often one of the first things to come to mind when we see the Two of Cups in a reading is love. This is the card of friendship, partnership, and love. This is two compatible people sharing their love for one another. There is mutual respect and affection here.  

The Two of Cups can sometimes indicate a new love in your life, or a strengthening of love and affection in an existing relationship. However, it can also mean that your relationship is about to move on to a new phase. Perhaps you’ll be engaged to be married, or will get married in the near future, or maybe you and your partner have committed to this relationship in some other way.

The Two of Cups isn’t just about love though. It can represent any kind of partnership. Perhaps this is you and someone you work with, or you and a friend. You work well with this other person. There’s harmony and balance between you and a sense of cooperation. There’s no doubt that you’re compatible.

Whatever the basis for the relationship, there’s give and take here. There’s reciprocity. This union is mutually beneficial.

Two of Cups Love And Relationships Tarot Meaning

All of the meanings above also apply to the Two of Cups in a love reading. This is the card of best friends. If you’re wondering about a new relationship and you pull the Two of Cups, you can take it as a sign that this relationship will be great for you. You’ll connect with this person on a deep emotional level. There’ll be harmony and balance, and a sense of cooperation. This person will be there when you need them.

The Two of Cups often indicates the early stages of a relationship, although not always. It may be that your relationship has moved on to a new level of commitment, such as engagement or marriage. This card also often appears to indicate a reconciliation. Perhaps you’ve been through a tough time as a couple. If this is the case and the Two of Cups comes up in a reading for you, then you can look forward to a reconciliation and balance being restored.

This is true love.

Two of Cups Career Tarot Meaning

This is a great card to see in a career reading. If you’re reading about a new job, then you can be confident that you’re going to find great support there. There’ll be a strong spirit of cooperation. You may have a work colleague there that you’ll get on particularly well with. This person will be supportive and will cooperate and collaborate with you.

The Two of Cups also comes up in readings about business partnerships to indicate that this is a partnership that will work well for you. There will be harmony and cooperation between you.

This job, or career move, will be advantageous to you. It will be rewarding and will bring you success.


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