Two of Cups Tarot Card

Tarot Suit of Cups

Read more about the Suit of Cups below.

The 'Twos' in the tarot deck generally concern aspects of duality - such as communication, dialogue, relationships, and the balancing of opposites.

The 2 of Cups often depicts a couple e.g. as in the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood decks, but may alternatively depict other symbols of duality as in the Golden Dawn Tarot Deck in addition to the two cups that appear on most versions of this card.

The 2 of Cups Tarot Card usually refers to the wholeness that can be found through relationships. This can include our own inner relationship between our masculine and feminine aspects. It can also refer to external relationships between ourselves and another person such as a lover, colleague, business partner, friend, or family member.

This card can remind people that apparent opposition may be reconciled by paying attention to the feelings of those involved.


Keywords and phrases for some of the possible interpretations of the 2 of Cups Tarot Card include:

  • Co-operation
  • Friendship
  • Good partnership
  • Harmony
  • Platonic love

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What about the Two of Cups Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 2 of Cups reversed include:

  • Unbalanced relationship
  • Disharmony
  • Emotions out-of-control

The Tarot Suit of Cups

The Tarot Suit of Cups is associated with the suit of Hearts in standard playing cards.

The "Cups" depicted on tarot cards are usually in the style of goblets, ceremonial, or communion cups (as above). There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads.

The suit of cups is associated with the element of water (as in water signs of the zodiac). It is also associated with the season of autumn (or "fall" in U.S. English) and with the direction "West".

Cups concern emotions, love, romance, range of emotions, mastery of emotions and feelings, and "gut reactions" that call upon our intuitive as opposed to intellectual development.

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