The scene in the card.
When you look at the 2 of Cups in Tarot you see a man and a woman facing each other holding golden cups and their hands join together behind the cup that the woman is holding. The scene could easily be interpreted as a wedding or a union of some other sort. The Caduceus of Hermes floats just above them which is a Greek symbol associated with trade, commerce and negotiation. Rolling green hills are depicted in the background with a house in the distance which holds the promise of a blissful domestic situation.
The meaning of the number 2.
In Tarot, the practice of Numerology comes into play when interpreting the cards and the number two represents duality, partnership, coming together, joint creative ventures, union and the alchemy that occurs when two or more hearts or minds are joined. The number 2 also relates to the High Priestess in its energy which therefore has a dominant feminine feeling to it. Each Tarot card is related to a particular number which enhances the meaning of each Tarot card.
The meaning of Cups in Tarot.
The suit of cups represents the emotional realm where feelings and intuitions come to the forefront. The element is water, hence the cups which represent vessels in order to hold water. Artistic pursuits are also represented within suit of Cups. See my post on The Ace of Cups for more information on this watery suit.
This card could indicate the beginning of a new relationship or joining up with a new business partner where there is creative flow and good feelings from the get go. Traditionally this card symbolizes romantic love at its most idealised moments where the couple see everything through rose coloured glasses. The relationship has a promising start, but only time will tell if the relationship will blossom into a lasting mature union. Other interpretations of the card relate to artistic unions such as the writer and the actor, the artist and the muse or any situation where productive working relationships come into play. Special friendships may also be indicated where love or working relationships do not seem relevant. As with all Tarot card readings, the position of the card in a given spread will be key to interpreting the card accurately.
Questions to ask yourself.
- Is there a project I would be better off enlisting the help of someone else?
- How can I make the most of the skills my business partner has?
- What would help this new romantic relationship blossom into its full potential?
- What would be a fair trade when considering a joint venture with someone?
- How can I create a win/win situation for the parties concerned?
- How can I improve my negotiation skills?
- What do I need in order to feel fulfilled in a relationship?
What is your impression of the 2 of Cups in Tarot? I would love to hear your thoughts so feel free to comment below and let me know!