Two of Cups – Tarot card meaning

Two of Cups

The Two of Cups is the second card within Cups. Two generally represents balance, duality and stability; two aspects of one whole. Opposites are seen frequently in occult lore, and balance is a key component of the universe.

The card illustration reflects this; male and female, mirroring each other. The Two of Cups represents a balance of emotions, and willfull co-operation.

Card meanings

Past

The Two of Cups in the past represents past partnerships; relationships, friendships or business acquaintances can all be shown here.

It may be time to look back to your past connections to see which lessons you can learn. Maybe you haven’t fully grasped the gravity of previous relationship, it’s likely that you still need to learn from it.

Also, remember people in the past who helped you along in life. Where are they now? Can you help them along their own path?

Present

Look to your current relationships when you see the Two of Cups in the present position. Now is the time to start new relationships; you’ll have a good energy about you, and you may even feel the substance of magic in the air when you meet somebody new.

You may feel somebody has come along who is perfect for you. Don’t ignore these feelings! A good match does not come along often.

Future

The Two of Cups in the future position suggests one of emotional balance. You may be happy with what you have achieved. You’ve likely come a long way thanks to the help of another. The Two of Cups in the future position can also represent a healthy, strong relationship.

Think of a traditional marriage; a father and a mother, bearing happy healthy children. The Two of Cups is a good card to draw in the future position in any case, as you can expect a level of contentment to come to you.

Work, careers and education

The Two of Cups can represent a healthy work/life balance. Think of all the times you have been overworked in the past. If you are looking, expect a new job to come up which will tick all of your boxes.

Bring your emotions into the workplace; look to connect with others on more than a professional level. You may meet some life-long friends if you put in only a little bit of effort.

If you’re working too hard, then seek out that balance; you need some time off to be truly effective, and remember to enjoy yourself, you only get one life after all.

Love and Relationships

The Two of Cups is a very good sign if you are in a relationship. It may be that they are ‘the one’ for you. Expect this one to last, and at the very least be a significant, positive experience in your life.

Marriage isn’t a totally alien concept to expect here. You shouldn’t feel that you have to try right now if you are single. The universe may be sensing an imbalance in your life and will fill it naturally.

However you are feeling regarding relationships, simply let things fall into place on their own.

Wealth

The Two of Cups is a sensible card to draw in regards to wealth. You may have passions and hobbies, people and things you wish to pour money to, but for now you should hold back on spending too much.

Respect the balance; pouring money into something doesn’t automatically make it ‘better’. Respect your money as an entity.

Health and well-being

Balance is key in your life, and the Two of Cups relating to health brings home this essential message. You may find yourself getting worked up over small issues, but they have no real impact within the big picture.

Your mental health should be improving, and you can expect to find yourself in a good mood more and more. As the building blocks of life fall into place, you should find yourself becoming less stressed and more fulfilled.

Other associations

Element: Water

As a Yes or No question: Yes

Keywords

Balance, a calm mind, duality, a coming together of minds, understanding