Welcome back to Tarot Notes at Symbolic Living.
We are pleased to bring you to rekindle your relationship with Tarot each week. This week we’re continuing to focus on the Two’s, with the next card, the Two of cups.
Two of Cups
Astrological Association: Venus in Cancer
Here we see a young man and woman joining together, in what appears mutual, reciprocal understanding. The cups bond them together with their emotions. It is the foundation to all that follows. Between them we see the cadeuceus symbol of Mercury (Hermes). Above it we see a winged lion.
In the background there is scenery. Do we see a home or village there?
There is a straight line above their feet. What does that signify? Are they on stage, in a scene?
Here, two becomes one.
This card shows an expression of true love and affection. We see unity, healing, romance, cooperation.
Going beyond your own personal happiness, to give happiness to another recognizing authentic mutual fulfillment.
In love and commitment comes responsible choice and actions.
What is the lions wings doing? Creating a bridge, sweeping consciousness together, uniting the minds below him.
Does the lion bring forth willingness, courage, creative expression? Who does the lion represent to you? What part of yourself does the lion represent?
The young man reaches out to the young woman with his right, active, giving hand? What is he giving her? With her left hand, what is she receiving? Is she accepting to receive what is offered?
Has he given her the cup or has she brought it herself? What does the cup symbolize? (see Ace of Cups for more details on Cups meaning)
She wears blue and white, he wears red and yellow as primary colors, with black and white.
Blue represents communication, spirituality, healing, and the watery emotions. What else does blue represent to you? What does white represent to you?
Red represents passion. It is a fiery color with lots of activity sensations?
Where does red show up in this card? Where does it lead the eye?
What are they wearing on their feet? What do the feet represent? What are they wearing on their heads?
How do the colors relate, signify a connection to their mind, body and spirit?
Of the mind, body and spirit, which do you think dominates in the symbolism of this card, or are they equally potent?
Yellow represents the will, drive, the active principle. Where do we see yellow in this card?
The symbolism of this card show us a unification. From the ground of our body, to the mind, there is mutual understanding, connection here. This card is similar to the Lovers card of the Major Arcana but is more direct, relating to the practical level of life.
This bond shows the necessity for a secure relationship for fulfillment of the given desire, a partnership.
In their union, how do you think these two people change their core selves?
Do they let go of anything to accept something new? Is there a renewal or rebirth here? Does anyone sacrifice part of themselves for the unity of the whole?
Consider all above to be applicable aspects, as well, consider these further personal questions:
- What do you need to be fulfilled?
- Do you need help or healing in an area of life?
- Are you in a position to give to another without only considering your own selfish desires?
- Who in your life do you have open, understanding and mutual respect and admiration for?
- Are there other people who heal you or are healed in some way by being connected to you?
- Do you think the relationship symbolism in this card has to be with another person, or partnership?
- Can the relationship symbolism be an internal aspect of yourself, or represent a skill or tool you need to fulfill a responsibility?
- Are you willing and courageous enough to give and receive happiness into your life?
We hope you enjoy learning about Tarot at Symbolic Living with an easy to understand approach for beginners. We also hope you can find personal relations to the card symbolism and think about the imagery in new and expansive ways.
Some weeks we may talk about the cards, history and more. As we go along things will change and develop, we’ll keep it interesting for you.
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