Two of Cups – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Two of Cups - Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed

Two of Cups – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Two of Cups in a Tarot reading is one of the best that one could wish for with regard to love and relationships, it is about attraction, love, and friendship.

In the reversed position it is also about passion but with the crossed desires and obstacles that come with making the wrong choice.

Two of Cups – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Love-making, passion, friendship, attraction, concord, good action, hospitable meeting or reception, the interrelation of the sexes, desire. In the weaker aspect: lust, cupidity, ‘cupboard’ love. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Two of Cups

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


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. It is a variant of a sign which is found in a few old examples of this card. Some curious emblematical meanings are attached to it, but they do not concern us in this place.

Meanings Two of Cups in a Readings

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.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
Favourable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love; also wealth and honour.

Two of Cups Reversed – Reversed


The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Two of Cups

Divinatory Meanings
Deuce of Cups – Love, Attachment, Friendship, Sincerity, Affection.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Crossed desires, Obstacles, Opposition, Hindrance.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Two of Cups

Love, passion, inclination, sympathy, attraction, concord, friendship, the inter-relation of the sexes; Reversed: Lust, cupidity, jealousy, wish, desire, but the card may also give, says Waite, “that desire which is not in nature, but by which nature is sanctified.”

The Water of the soul on the house of Capricorn, the Tenth house of the act, the deed, manifestation. The two souls find each other here in an act, which of course must be that of meeting in the body. Soul-union, ending in bodily attraction. So the traditional rendering appears once more to be fairly correct. It is the outcome of idealism, indicated by the ace, shared by two souls. It is anyhow not the sex-element as a curse, but as a blessing in practical life. The card may further denote any sort of friendly act and sympathetic encounter. We should say, as regards ‘love,’ it is to be rather defined as love-making, courting.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Two of Cups
In the vesica the Eye of Horus surmounts a sharp-pointed upright triangle. Both Eye and triangle are masculine emblems, corresponding to the Qabalistic notions of Wisdom (the All-seeing Eye) and masculine force associated with the number 2, which is called AB the FATHER in Qabalah. Two circles concentric to each other are behind the cups, suggesting harmony.

Time period
The first decanate of Cancer, June 21st to 30th, ruled by the Moon.

Reciprocity, reflection; gain and benefit through parents; favors from opposite sex; changes of residence.

Reverses and losses through parents or the opposite sex; unfortunate changes of residence; fluctuations of mood; unwise decisions.

Response to environment.

Further reading

More information on the Two of Cups Tarot card.