A Two of any suit indicates duality. The number two in tarot has strong ties to Planet Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty, finances. This shows that these cards are generally referring to matters of love or physical material possessions. This card also has strong ties to the Cancer astrological sign, symbolizing a nurturing and protective nature. The Cups suit would point towards an emotional journey- a new relationship, a new friendship, a new creative project.
The Two of Cups shows a young couple being married. Above them is a symbol called the Caduceus of Hermes. This is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was traditionally a symbol of trade, but has become an adopted symbols for hospitals and physicians everywhere. There is also a Lion’s head indicating virility. This suggests their may be a lot of sexual energy between the couple.
Upright: Happiness, love, mutual attraction
The Two of Cups tells the story of two hearts becoming one. When the Two of Cups appears upright, it is a sign of a healthy relationship between you and something or someone else. This can indicate that you’re in the right career, the right relationship or you’ve found a true friendship. This card also indicates that you are at the beginning of your journey with this newfound love. Some who study tarot consider this card that can predict an upcoming proposal or engagement. In a similar sense, it can mean that a business partnership that looks promising will continue to prosper and indicates that the realtionship is built upon mutual respect. It will take some introspection to decipher the exact meaning in your life. Make sure to keep in mind if you’re between two meanings, it will probably be referring to whichever endeavor is the newest in your life.
Reversed: Arguments, anguish, distrust
Rest assured, the Two of Cups Reversed is not always a bad omen. Instead it refers to self love and acceptance. The phrase “You have to love yourself before someone else can love you” comes to mind. This is a sign to build up your foundation whether it means working on issues that have plagued you in past relationships or further developing your professional skillset. It was mentioned that it isn’t always a bad omen because sometimes it can indicate a breakup or the end of a business arrangement. This will leave you, like most things, feeling sad for a time. Rest assured this is the correct thing for you at this time. The path to healing is paved with a lot of self love and understanding and it leads to better opportunities in your future, almost undoubtedly.
**In a yes/no reading, the Two of Cups is a yes.