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Two of Cups Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Your other half. Deep love between two people.

Making a connection with someone. Intimacy.

Spiritual love. 

A unique and special friendship.

Giving and receiving love and support.


Spending quality time with your partner.




Communication hiccup.

Symbolism in Two of Cups tarot card

The woman holds the cup in her right hand, while the man holds the cup in the left hand, symbolising balance between giving and receiving, between the male and female. They are facing each other and reaching out for one another, symbolising union between two people. The wings and snake form a Caduceus, which is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology, a symbol of commerce, eloquence, and negotiation as well as balance, healing, and duality. The lion’s head symbolises strength, passion, and dignity.

Two of Cups tarot card and Astrology

Venus (Empress) in Cancer (Chariot).

Two of cups tarot card meanings upright

Two of cups in a general reading

Two of cups is the tarot card for being in love and being in a close relationship. There is real intimacy in the relationship, and you know and understand each other on a deep level. There is healing taking place in this relationship, as the other partner will be exactly what you need to heal. If the question is about work, then you will find great friendships and possibly even love in the workplace. You might find that you love going to work because of the people you are working with, and not just because of work itself.

Tips when Two of Cups shows up in a reading: This card often speaks of the seeker’s second half. The seeker is often working behind the scenes to make room for their partner. Help them find ways to enjoy their relationship in a healthy way.

Two of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Two of cups tarot card denotes a deep friendship within the relationship, where the relationship has center stage in the Seeker’s life. The relationship is their number 1 priority.

Two of cups in a career reading

In a career reading, Two of cups tarot card signifies work in hospitality, wine taster, therapist, and healer. Two of cups can as mentioned above also mean you will find love at work.

Learn what Two of cups tarot card means in the Grand Tableau.

Two of cups as Feelings

Two of cups speaks of love that runs deep, both in friendships and in romance. Two of cups as how someone feels about you speaks of a deep connection and falling in love.

Personality types in Two of Cups tarot card

Two of cups tarot card indicates someone who has a very friendly personality. They often only feel happy once they are in a deep and meaningful relationship. They are always looking for true love and once they have it they feel at peace with themselves and the world. Two of cups people will do almost anything for love. They make sure they look beautiful and have a great career so that they will be attractive to their partners. The motivation behind why they put in all the effort is so that they will feel worthy of finding and keeping love.

two of cups tarot card meanings

Falling in love

Two of cups tarot card meanings reversed

Two of Cups tarot card reversed indicates being afraid of love and relationships. The seeker might be dreaming of love, but when it comes down to actually having one, the fear of rejection and abandonment gets in the way. This card sometimes shows up reversed when there are a separation and break in a relationship or a communication hiccup that cause conflict or distance between couples. Look for surrounding cards to find the clue for why this is occurring. Next to Three of Swords it can indicate a complete breakdown in communication. Next to Three of cups reversed it can indicate adultery. Next to Three of wands it can indicate the couple has grown apart.

Personality types in Two of Cups reversed

Two of cups tarot card reversed is someone who feels it is safer to dream about love than actually having it. They dream about the perfect partner but feel deep down that this is unachievable to attain. They don’t think themselves worthy of love. They believe no one wants them. Two of cups reversed people are afraid of losing themselves in relationships. They can only commit half way before they get scared and run. When they do enter into a relationship they need a lot of reassuring that everything is good. They also need plenty of time on their own as being together is draining and exhausting for them. They need to take a step back and enter into the energy of Ace of cups until they are connected to themselves. They need to love themselves more. Two of cups tarot card often shows up reversed when the seeker is in a Soul Mate relationship without loving themselves first. They are scared of abandonment.

Two of cups Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Two of cups:

2 of cups + The Fool: Love at first sight. Unexpected love.

2 of cups + The Magician: Being swept off your feet. 

2 of cups + Strength: Gaining confidence in the relationship. 

2 of cups + The Sun: A new relationship. 

2 of cups + Ace of wands: Fertile relationship. Pregnancy. 

2 of cups + Four of wands: Celebrating your relationship. 

2 of cups + Five of wands: Friends fighting. Falling out. 

2 of cups + Nine of wands: Defending your relationship. 

2 of cups + Knight of wands: Adventurous love. 

2 of cups + Ace of swords: Strong communication in a relationship. A mental connection. 

2 of cups + Two of swords: Afraid to fall in love. Holding back. 

2 of cups + Three of swords: Long distance relationship. 

2 of cups + Queen of swords: Turning your back on someone. 

2 of cups + Ace of pentacles: Joint bank account. Investing with significant other. 

2 of cups + Four of pentacles: Stable love. The relationship brings financial abundance. 

2 of cups + Page of pentacles: Physical attraction. 

2 of cups + Three of cups: Engagement. Wedding. 

2 of cups + Six of cups: Past love returning. Creating memories. 

2 of cups + Ten of cups: Perfect love. Spiritual love. 

Two of cups tarot card meanings summary

While the Ace of cups tarot card spoke about the potential for love to enter your life if you are open to receive, the two of cups tarot card speaks of love already blossoming. It is true love and a real connection. It is wonderful and scary, and most definitely worth it. Life without love can be harsh. We all have so much potential and it is often hidden until someone special shed their loving light on us. Love makes us better people. Love makes us ask the big questions. Love makes everything worthwhile.

Use the Suit of Cups to determine how local someone is.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Cups Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Two of Wands, Two of Pentacles, and Two of Swords

Learn the Meanings of number 2 in Numerology Here.