Two of Cups
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Two of Cups. Or, as I just heard, “the lovers uncharted.”
Fair exchange, give and receive, reciprocity, cooperation, synergy, sharing, emotional partnership, “Home, sweet home.”
Cups, wreaths, house, rolling hills, caduceus, lion’s head.
It’s the lion’s head superimposed over the wings of the caduceus that catches my eye. When I feel into the lion’s head, I feel strength. When I feel into the wings, I feel angels. Put the two together, and perhaps we have the strength of angels within a relationship.
Burnt orange, orange, green, blue, gold, yellow, burnt sienna, red, white, black, tan, brown.
It’s the burnt orange of the wings that “rings true” for me. I associate it with the sacral chakra, which speaks of passion and non-ancestral relationships; sexuality. Fitting.
What the Guide Says About the Two of Cups
“A youth and maiden are pledging to one another. Above their cups rises the caduceus of Hermes, between those great wings there appears a lion’s head.
“Divinatory Meanings: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sexual relations. That which nature has sanctified.
“Reversed: False love, folly, misunderstanding.”
I’m in agreement with everything here, although I’d add one more statement to the divinatory meanings: That which love has sanctified.
What We Say About the Two of Cups
Lovers meet to exchange vows of the heart and emotions.
Lovers sanctify a relationship through handfasting ritual.
Binding of another to another through religious treaty.
Lovers’ quarrel is reconciled with heart and emotion.
Energy of kindred souls meet within incarnation.
Soul mates remember each other in human form.
Energy of soul connection as it pertains to soul contract.
Karmic relationship evolving.
“Cupid, draw back your bow…”
Wedding or similar commitment ceremony.
I Might Ask a Client…
“Are you ready to commit to a relationship of the heart?”
“Who in your life has walked with you in other lives?”
What comes up for you around this card?