The stirrings of love, first experienced in the Ace, have blossomed into a deep attraction. The Two of Cups represents the human need to meet, cooperate with, share, experience harmony, and ultimately to love one another. While many people enjoy their own company, most prefer to be part of a community, even if that is a community of two. We have learned that we can achieve more, create more, and enjoy more if we work alongside each other. It helps to keep the human race going, too!
A man and a woman stand facing each other, both holding a golden chalice. He reaches his free hand out to touch hers. They each have wreaths on their heads; hers is made of laurel, and his is made of roses. They are dressed pretty snazzily, so they could be toasting each other at their wedding. She wears a white dress with a long blue tunic over, and he has a cute little flower-embroidered tunic and slouchy boots. Above the happy couple floats a caduceus – a staff made in the image of entwined serpents, topped with wings. The caduceus is the symbol of doctors and healers. This one is embellished with an impressive lion’s head. In the distance is a gentle hill with a red-roofed cottage on top. The next time we see this little house is from behind in the Ten of Cups.
This card is all about compatibility, whether it be romantic love, a school yard friendship or a good working partnership. It indicates the opportunity to be in total harmony with another person, or perhaps a small group of like-minded people. This card carries a warm, feminine, nurturing energy. It signifies an equal balance, a harmonious synergy between two or more people. When it turns up in a reading, it may indicate developing love, friendship, or another close bond.
The reversed card suggests that a once close relationship is disintegrating.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
Should the two of Cups appear in a work-related reading, it means that you will experience a good, well-balanced working partnership. It bodes well for new businesses between close friends or romantic partners. It signifies a very positive outlook where working together in a friendly, supportive atmosphere is just as important as profit. If you are currently looking for work, then expect to find employment where you will be welcomed and treated well. Your boss may hold the opinion that you are destined for higher things.
When dealing with others, whether they are customers or colleagues, visualize your primary purpose as spreading a feeling of love; love first, then deliver the service you are being paid for. You will find that people are attracted to you, that they seek you out, turn to you for advice and think of you first when it comes to rewards.
If you are considering a change of career, then you may be drawn to the healing arts or alternative therapies.
This is a wonderful card to show up in a love reading. It tells you to expect a warm, loving relationship. If you have been together a while, then marriage is a possibility. If you are already married, then it’s time to rekindle the love that cements you together.
Good cards to appear with the Two of Cups that support a romantic relationship are the High Priestess — shows a deep spiritual connection; the Lovers — indicates that this love will be long-lasting; the Ace of Pentacles — you will create a life together.
If the Two of Cups turns up in a past position, then it refers to a previous relationship or situation of harmony.
Your finances are doing well, and you have them well-balanced at the moment. There is a nice harmony between income and outgoings. If you are looking for places to invest, then consider those with a humanitarian basis. This card can also suggest making a donation to charity.
The Two of Cups with its healing caduceus is just what the doctor ordered. Your body systems are working well and in tune with each other. Any previous issue is already healing. Draw positive energy from being in a peaceful location in nature.
The Two of Cups represents love and appreciation. Make a practice of appreciating everything around you. As you wait in line, appreciate the person in front. Appreciate the impatient toddler. Appreciate the check-out girl who still manages a smile for each customer. Appreciate your home, your family, and all the great things you have in your life. The more you find to appreciate, the more appreciation you will receive.