The second card in the Suit of Cups, the Two of Cups is one of the most famous card within Tarot to represent love, the most famous, of course, being the Major Arcana card of the Lovers.
The Two of Cups is also one of the easiest cards to interpret, and interpret accurately. Cups represent emotion and Twos coincide with relationships and choices.
Just looking at this card, you get an immediate sense of what it’s trying to tell you. A couple is standing, facing each other, holding goblets. A creature, perhaps (I’m not sure what exactly the winged lion head is supposed to be? If I’m wrong let me know please!) glides above them, watching over their actions. A green landscape lays behind them, obviously prosperous and rich.
It’s almost too obvious that this card represents love. Maybe even a healthy partnership, if this card shows up in certain contexts.
The Two of Cups Reversed doesn’t mean that this the end of the happy relationship we saw in the upright card. If we look closely, we can still see the couple, both with generally positive body language. But, if we look closely, we can see their cups are upside-down. Perhaps this means a loveless relationship, or one that is founded on something other than love, like friendship, potential, or a partnership of some kind.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing, just maybe a snag in the relationship.
Things to keep in mind when the Two of Cups pops up:
- Twos represent relationships and choices
- Cups represent emotions, water, and coincide with months for a time frame questions