Soul-union, Friendship, Passion, Making Love
The 2 of Cups is basically love in action. It’s the coming together or meeting of two souls in the physical realm through tangible action.
This could mean a simple kind act, an act of hospitality, a platonic friendship, or a deeply passionate and committed love affair.
This presents a wide range of possibilities. We’d probably like to know which one the 2 of Cups is referring to. But this card offers us no such luxury.
The only factors we know for sure about the 2 of Cups is that there’s a consensual attraction in this soul-union. And it is a welcomed, beautiful treasure. There’s nothing of a curse in this card, only favor.
Golden Dawn defines this card as:
“Harmony born of a deep and abiding wisdom. A marriage in the Visible or Invisible World as an expression of harmony, plenty.”
When The 2 of Cups Shows Up In A Reading
Health and Body Image: A simple act of kindness can do wonders for your health on every level. In fact, opening your heart to love might be the most important health protocol of all. You might also want to generate more sexual energy such as with the Deer Exercise from the Tao of Revitalization.
Occupation and Finances: What do you feel a passionate soul-calling to do for an occupation or within your current occupation? The 2 of Cups is a sign to go for it. The universe is on your side.
Relationships: Are you sensing an attraction to a particular person as a friend and/or lover? If so, the 2 of Cups is a good omen. You can expect something wonderful to happen between the two of you.
Hidden Meaning: The connection of two souls in physical bodies can occur in an instant. These indescribable and non-repeatable connections tend to happen spontaneously on their own accord. The more we try to control this connection, the more we kill the spirit of the relationship.
Reversed: The 2 of Cups reversed implies lust, greed, excessive desire, infatuation, jealousy or attachment. A relationship appears to be motivated by love, but in reality, at least one party is being used for some kind of gain. One’s love is shallow or superficial, drawn to another for what they have or what they can give, such as money, security, or a lot of friends. Perhaps a parent is buying their child’s love. If you’re inquiring about a project, occupation, health remedy, or relationship… your heart may not be in it. There’s a need for love to go deeper, or become more real. Self-love might need to first be established.
“Trying to get people to change for you isn’t love, it’s manipulation.” – Maryam Hasnaa
Advice: Ensure your heart is open to giving and receiving love and kindness. This doesn’t mean always complying with the wishes of others. It means letting go of perceptions of control which block those spontaneous, inexplicable and unrepeatable soul connections from occurring.
Astrological Association: Capricorn
Element: Water on the 10th House
Timing: December 22nd to January 20th, or 2 months
Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur.
Yes or No: Yes