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Two of Cups | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

The Two of Cups is symbolic of a beautiful and loyal partnership, whether it is within love, friendship, or business. It is a positive card of teamwork and mutual balance of each other's differences and opinions.

The Two of Cups tarot card surrounded by crystals
Two of Cups Tarot Card

Two of Cups Keywords

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Friendships, emotional partnerships, relationships, unification, marriages and unions, mutual beliefs and opinions, acceptance of differences, agreements, balanced teams, and loyal business partnerships.

Unhealthy relationships, inequality, lack of acceptance, divorces, and disagreements, tension, one-sided effort, lack of emotional connection, unrequited love, disharmony, and unequal pay.

Imagery & Symbolism

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Two of Cups Tarot Card

Chalice: The chalice is what holds the water and thus the emotions in. It can represent a balance of emotions when full, but an imbalance when overflowing.

Dove: Can signify tranquillity and peace coming into your life.

Caduceus: A traditional symbol of Hermes, the Caduceus can symbolise all these alchemy and wisdom-related. The four elements also have another symbolic meaning.

Chimera: The chimera can represent people coming together to create something stronger. Chimera are often seen as negative and aggressive, which can indicate misleading transactions.

Clothing: The female is wearing the clothing of the High Priestess, and the male is wearing the clothing of The Fool. This can indicate that you need to use your intuition wisely and don't be foolish and naive when entering partnerships.


Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings


The Two of Cups making an appearance in a general reading will indicate a partnership emerging within your life. This can take place in your personal life, career, or relationships, and will be positive and full of loyalty. There will likely be an acceptance of differences and opinions, and mutual agreements will be made between the two partnerships.


The Two of Cups can represent one-sided partnerships. It may be possible that one person is putting in all of the effort, and there is a lack of harmony and balance between the two. It can also signify miscommunication or a disagreement of opinions or beliefs.



The Two of Cups is a very positive card when it appears in love or relationship readings. It is a sign that the relationship between you and your partner is in harmony and balance. It is likely both of you are accepting of each other's differences and are working towards a common goal.

Alternatively, the Two of Cups can signify relationship events such as marriages, proposals, or gatherings. Especially if the Two of Cups is supported by related cards, such as The Hierophant, The Lovers, Justice, and many others.


The Two of Cups can signify a relationship that is one-sided or a person who is dealing with an unrequited love situation. It may be that you are feeling all the love, but the other person isn't, which makes it difficult for both of you to meet eye-to-eye emotionally.



The Two of Cups appearing in a career, job, or business-related reading can suggest a partnership that will be built on loyalty and friendship. You can be reassured that both you and the other person (or party) will have opinions and beliefs in common that will help you build a solid foundation in your career or business. The Two of Cups can also indicate working on a project together with someone you trust.


The Two of Cups can suggest a disconnection or disagreement with another person in the professional environment. It may be that there are conflicting opinions or different ways of working. However, you can be assured that this issue is unlikely to last for long.



The Two of Cups appearing in a financial-related tarot reading can indicate that you are financially and emotionally balanced. It can be a sign of a partnership when it comes to finances, such as you and your partner having enough money to pay off debt together. It can also indicate receiving help from someone close to you to successfully add up the financial balance.


The Two of Cups in a financial reading can indicate a lack of balance when attempting to reach financial goals. There is likely someone else who is supposed to help you - yet you are either not using this resource, or it is completely one-sided when it comes to reaching these goals.



The Two of Cups in a wellness-related reading can indicate relationships that have a positive effect on your well-being. These can be romantic or simply friendships, however, the other person is being a positive influence in bringing a balance to your emotional and physical wellness.


The Two of Cups can represent an unhealthy relationship that is taking up your time and energy. It is likely that this can cause physical exhaustion and is having a negative impact on your wellness, this can be supported by cards such as the Nine of Wands.



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