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Two of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

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What does the Two of Cups Tarot card mean?

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Two of Cups Upright Meaning

The Two in this suit signifies a union of souls. This card traditionally describes a romantic relationship, but also includes the idea that all good friendships and partnerships are based on a natural affinity and a deep mutual understanding. As a personal reflection, it can also signify that your mind and your soul are discovering each other, maybe for the first time.

This card also symbolizes a karmic tie, often portrayed by a wreath or figure-eight ribbon twining around the two cups. Occasionally you see a symbol referring to the union of alchemical opposites (as in sacred sex), pictured as a long-necked flask twined with serpents, its mouth spouting flames, sometimes with wings. This image is from Alchemy, indicating the refining and mutually completing effect of a true and lasting love.

Two of Cups Reversed Meaning

The Two of Cups reversed indicates that you may be investing too much in a relationship. Sometimes this is a signal that you must stop seeking so much validation from others.

It may be that your attentiveness to those around you has overtaxed your psyche, and you have started neglecting yourself as a result. Stop conforming to the demands or narrow criteria of your partner or partners. When you undermine yourself in this way, you undermine your relationships too. You may think you are working extra hard to take care of others, but you are actually abandoning yourself. Eventually that will lead to alienation and resentment.

Two of Cups Advice Position

The Two of Cups in this position advises you to speak your heart. It may be likely that the person you are trying to connect with feels the same. Still the other needs to hear this more fully. So why not make it clear and why not now?

The Two of Cups is the image of the heart making a vow. This card advises that you pledge yourself to this friendship and put your heart on the line. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Life is a relationship game. It's a great privilege to share with others who are so complementary and compatible.

Two of Cups Love Position

The Two of Cups in this position is shouting "Love!" This isn't necessarily about a traditional love affair. It could be a strong heart connection between you and a possible partner whom you care about. It could even be an attraction to an ideal or a vision that is as real to you as any interpersonal relationship. It can also represent reconciliation between your own masculine and feminine aspects.

In any case, this card is referring to that aroused, emotionally sensitive space we enter when we are opening up at a deep level. This may be a sweet, adorable moment, but you can't deduce from this immediate feeling what the ultimate outcome of the relationship will be. Nevertheless, this card does encourage the idealism that creates fidelity and trust, empathy and compassion -- the very human virtues we need most in our lives and relationships. Your emotional, psychic and spiritual life are quickening like spring. Enjoy this wonderful feeling and bless the world with it, but don't make any serious commitments at this time.

Two of Cups Career Position

When the Two of Cups is in this position, you are dealing with a situation that is permeated by an idealistic and evolutionary quality. Such a state of affairs may allow those related to your working life to dissolve the cubicles in their minds and capture a sense of wholeness.

New developments may increase coworker's appreciation for each other. There is no more need for old battles and hostilities.

Try to feel your way through this situation because a new vision is being born between the lines of ordinary reality. This is not a long-lasting moment, so you need to put your antennae out right now. Pay close attention to the psychic, emotional and spiritual energies affecting the atmosphere. A collective vision may be taking shape.

Two of Cups in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Two of Cups is a card of connection and deep bonding. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Two of Cups, the answer is YES. Remain loyal, whatever that means in your present circumstances, and see another person for who they truly are.