A deep emotional commitment is shown in the 2 of Cups card. This commitment is stable and secure (if a tad clingy) rather than flashy and exciting, but can be relied upon with great faith.
A couple stands on a stage facing each other. One figure stands very still, wearing a long white dress, a blue surcoat, red shoes, and a crown of laurel leaves on their dark hair. The other figure wears a short black, yellow and tan patterned tunic over a white shirt, with yellow leggings and boots. This figure appears to be in motion reaching towards, and stepping towards, the other. They each hold a Cup out towards the other. In the background is a red-roofed house on a hill, surrounded by rolling green hills. Above the couple is a type of cadeuceus with two snakes twined around it, topped with a red-winged lion’s head.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: King of Cups, The Chariot
Amplifier for: The King of Cups, The Chariot
Zodiac/Element: Venus in Cancer
Dates: 21 June to 1 July
Traditional name: Love
Traditional meaning: 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.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
A deep emotional commitment is shown in this card. It may be a romantic connection or the connection between friends and comrades. This commitment is stable and secure (if a tad clingy) rather than flashy and exciting. Pay attention to feelings rather than words when this card appears in a Tarot reading; that’s where the truth will be found.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
If reversed, a love connection may have become toxic or dysfunctional. There may be strings attached to being in this relationship, or past hurts have made you (or the other) suspicious and unwilling to be vulnerable. Are you (or someone else) trying to impose expectations or be trying to control one another?
In regards to conflict, you may be trying to resolve an issue dispassionately instead of using warmth and sensitivity.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
Unconditional love and acceptance are offered to you now. You are perfect and whole as you are.
You are invited to open your heart to receive another’s love and affection, leading to a new partnership or a more in-depth understanding of an existing connection.
Try not to be attached to the honeymoon phase of a relationship or project. When the monotony of the everyday intrudes, a desire for new pastures arises. You may have a tendency to resort to addictive behaviours in this regard.
Go forward to Lesson 203.03 The 3 of Cups
Go back to Lesson 203.01 The Ace of Cups