37-Two of Cups – Upright Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Two of Cups Upright Rider Waite Deck

When upright, the Two of Cups suggests involvement in a positive personal relationship with someone. A friendship, business partnership, or love interest may be forming. You genuinely like the other person and they, in turn, enjoy your company and want to form a closer tie. Such a relationship is likely to be mutually beneficial. If you’ve been having difficulties in a relationship, you will have an opportunity for reconciliation. The healing waters of Cups can bring positive changes to your life and inspire creative self-expression. The two snakes coiled around the rod of Hermes represent the mingling together of the two partners. The winged lion’s head refers to the sign Leo and the fifth astrological house, which has to do with pregnancy, romance, fun, sexual pleasure, and creative activities.

Keywords Upright: Affection, sexual attraction, falling in love, union, intermingling, harmony, affinity, intimacy, friendliness, cooperation, reconciliation, companionship, finding one’s soulmate.

Timing: 0 Cancer–10 Cancer. Tropical, 21 June–1 July. Sidereal, 16 July–26 July.
Astrology: Affectionate Venus in the first decan of watery Cancer, realm of the lovely Queen of Cups (Water of Water) and the Chariot (Cancer). Venus is linked to the Empress. The watery Queen of Cups gives birth to the season of summer at the start of Cancer.
Number Symbolism: 2 – duality, partnership, choice, decision, balance, gestation.

Rider Waite: A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion’s head. Divinatory Meanings: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and – as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination – that desire which is not in nature, but by which nature is sanctified; (R) favorable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love, passion, wealth, and honor.

When Two of Cups is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Two of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Two of Cups is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Two of Cups using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Starting with the significator Knight as number 1, we count four to the left and arrive at the Two of Cups, which suggests that the querent may have a love relationship or close partnership on his mind.

Tarot Books

Creative Tarot: The Rider-Waite-Smith differed from most decks in one important aspect: for the first time since the Sola Busca, all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, were fully illustrated with human figures and other symbolic imagery. This is the full separation mark of the tarot from a deck of playing cards to a deck of divination cards. And this is where much of the meaning of the Minor Arcana cards became consolidated. Most of that is due to Smith’s artwork. Waite wrote a few guides to the tarot, manuals on how to interpret each card, but Smith’s imagery is what people remember, not Waite’s definitions. Waite believed it was his writings and scholarship that would newly define the tarot, but it turns out that sometimes the brush is even more powerful than the pen.

Complete Book of Tarot: You must get certified by an ‘official’ tarot organization to become a legitimate reader (as far as I know, the tarot community has not yet elected a Pope or Papess).

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Complete Book of Tarot: You must get certified by an ‘official’ tarot organization to become a legitimate reader (as far as I know, the tarot community has not yet elected a Pope or Papess).