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Two of Cups - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


unions, reunions, all kinds of harmonious relationships and partnerships, friendship reconciliation, harmony, offerings, attraction, respect, balance, equality, sharing, helping and being helped, having an agreement, cooperation, mutual attraction, meeting for a drink.

two of cups tarot

Description and Symbolism


A man and a woman, each of them holding a cup, stand facing each other. They appear to be in a sort of ceremony. The man is gently touching the hand of the woman. Both of them wear a wreath on their head, which symbolizes a success. Above them we see the Rod of Hermes which stands for harmony, balance and duality. The winged lion above them symbolizes passion. It seems the couple has been brought together by higher powers.

General Meaning

The number two refers to a union here. Two of Cups can symbolize all kinds of relationships and bonds. Depending on the reading this can be a romantic relationship, business relationship or friendship for example. Two of Cups can also appear when there is a reconciliation after an argument or when two people get together again after some time apart. In most cases this card represents a romantic bond, mutual feelings and harmony between two people. In a very simple sense Two of Cups can symbolize that two people meet for a drink.

Love Meaning


In a love reading the Two of Cups is a very good card to get. It can symbolize mutual attraction between two people or a harmonious relationship, where the partners share equal rights and treat each other respectfully. It can also indicate the decision to enter a new relationship or to take a relationship to the next level. Also an engagement or wedding can be symbolized by the Two of Cups. Another meaning of the card can be a reconciliation after an argument or a breakup. If it symbolizes an event, it can stand for a date, very literally – meeting up for a drink. For singles this card can indicate that you will meet someone new. 

As Feelings:

If you ask how someone feels for you Two of Cups can indicate that they feel attracted and bonded to you. They might feel like there is a connection between the two of you. If there was a break up, they most probably feel like getting back in touch with you and are interested in a reconciliation. 

© Illustrations from the Radiant Rider-Waite 2015 reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems Inc., Stanford, CT 06902. c. 2015 by U.S. Games Systems Inc. All rights reserved.

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