Two of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Two of Cups Tarot Card Meaning Upright and Reversed

Two of Cups Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Mutual Love, partnership, balance, soul mates

REVERSED: Imbalance in relationship, disharmony, breakup

  • Element: Water
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot: Chokmah
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Wisdom
  • Astrological Influence: Venus in Cancer
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stones: Star Ruby, Turquoise

Two of cups is card number to in the suit of cups. Number two is the number of harmony, balance, relationship, partnership, and balance. The suit of cups is related to emotions, intuitions, sensitivity, and creativity.

Two of Cups Symbolic Meaning

A man and a woman are standing under the blue sky with cups in their hands. They are looking into the eyes of each other and a caduceus with a lion’s head has shelter of its wings over their heads. In the background there are green mountains and a small house over the hill. Man and women represent opposing forces, yang and yin. Chalice symbolizes emotions and intuition. The green mountains and the house in the background symbolize their long term goals of growth and protection. The crown on man’s head is made of flowers that depict his tender love and care. The green leaf crown on women’s head represents honor and growth. The white in her dress shows innocence and purity whereas blue shows trust and loyalty. Her red shoe and slightly forwarded foot indicates her passion and interest. Caduceus is a magic wand that was carried by Hermes. Its presence between the two signifies the association between two opposing forces. The lion’s head with wings show that the relationship has both physical and spiritual forces in work. Overall this is a positive joy of love. Both the partners are standing on equal footing, on the same grounds and they have mutual interest in each other.

Astrology and the Two of Cups

Astrologically the Two of Cups tarot card rules the first decan of Cancer that ranges from 21st June till 1st July. This is when the planet Venus, that is the planet of love, luxury, art, harmony, beauty, pleasure, romance and feminine energies is in emotional and nurturing sign of cancer. Their bond creates the most favorable circumstances for love and relationships to grow and nurture.

Two of Cups and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the ‘two of cups’ belongs to the Sefirot of Chokmah (wisdom) in the world of Briah. Briah or Beriah is the world of creation. Briah corresponds to the second letter of the Name of God: Heh.

Two of Cups as a Person (Upright)

The Two of Cups tarot card as person represents those who are seekers of harmony. These are passionate and affectionate people who give unconditional love and make long term alliance with someone. These people are supportive and dependable and want to create a family life. They give their 100% to their partner and loved one and their long term goals also include having and providing shelter and protection to their loved ones. These are the people who are more happy and at ease when they are in a relationship. Sometimes it gets hard for them to say no to others.

Two of Cups Tarot Card in General Reading (Upright)

When this card appears in a general reading, it indicates the start of a happy relationship. It shows that things around you are in a perfect balance. You have love and support of a soul mate and you are making long term goals related to your love life.

Two of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading (Upright)

If this card appears in a daily reading, it means that today is a good day to work in collaboration with someone or some team work. You can work with someone in perfect harmony and there are no chances of a discord. You might also find someone today who will get romantically attracted towards you.

Two of Cups Tarot Card in a Love Reading (Upright)

If the Two of Cups Tarot card appears in a love reading in an upright position, it indicates that you are having a perfectly balanced relationship with your partner. It shows that both of you equally love each other and every emotion among you is mutual. If you are single then this card is a strong indicator that someone passionate and affectionate is going to enter your life soon.

Two of Cups Tarot Card in a Career Reading (Upright)

In a career reading this card indicates work related partnership and alliance. You will get support from your co-workers at your office or workplace. This card also indicates that you might find a love interest at your workplace.

Two of Cups Tarot Card in a Health Reading (Upright)

The two of cups card shows a perfect and balanced health. It also shows that with the help of a caring and nurturing person in your life, you are able to maintain your health. If you are going through some illness, this card is a good sign and signifies improved health.

Two of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the Two of Cups tarot card is in a reversed position, the chalices or cups will be empty and the man and the woman won’t have any emotions for each other. The relationship will lose the sincerity and emotions and it will become too shallow. The man and woman won’t be on equal footing and there will be an imbalance and even breakup in the relationship.  

This is not a good card in a general reading. It shows that your surroundings and relationships around you are shallow and mean, the situation is not favorable and you are on your own in a way. It is also an indication that you should have a look at your intentions and the relationships that you are making with others. Probably you are being too stubborn and you need to add more emotions into your relations.

In a love reading this card might indicate a break up, disharmony or conflicts in a relationship. In a reversed position it is not a good card for work life and health life either.