Two of Cups Artwork Description
“A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion’s head. It is a variant of a sign which is found in some old examples of this card. Some curious meanings are attached to it.” 1
Two of Cups Associations
- Two: Duality. balance. male/female relationship. conflict/contradiction. unison/synchronization.
- Element: Water.
- Timing: Autumn; slothy; dynamic.
- Direction: West/indirect; continuity.
- Keywords: Relationships; family, friends, strangers, enemies; coworkers; romance/lovers; emotional attachments to other sentient beings or highly valued things.
Two of Cups Basic Meaning
The Two of Cups is about harmony. It is about bringing things together to work in unison, Cooperation; “eye-in-eye love” or attachment to some one/thing.
“Partnership based on positive emotions; new friendship; an affair; harmony and balance.” 2
“This card of two people looking into each other’s eyes is one of the easiest to read – it is recognition of love, of a friend or a sympathetic soul. It might also be that kind of recognition of being drawn to a creative endeavor or spiritual path. Thus, the swelling of emotion within you is toward this person or thing. This happens all the time to us. We’re at a party, feeling like we can’t talk to anyone, sit down at the bar, meet the eyes of the person next to us and feel that they feel the same way. That we’re ‘simpatico.’ Maybe we laugh or smile or exchange a few words.
It is a moment of shared feeling, and it could lead to more if we want to invest more emotion into the relationship, if we feel that this might be for us. Or, as the night ends, we might just nod to the other person and go our separate way. A choice must be made of whether we will direct our new emotions toward them or not.” 3
“Meaning: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination—that desire which is not in nature, but by which nature is sanctified. Things favourable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love.” 1
Axank’s Dream Recollection
September 12-13, 2011
Only remember bits and pieces…