Tarot Readings

Two of Cups

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/07/20 1:49 AM EDT
  • Updated: 08/09/20 8:48 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Two of Cups Tarot Meaning

Element: Water

Function: Feelings, love, spirituality, creativity

A man and woman are stood opposite each other with a large cup in their hands they could be celebrating a wedding where two become one. The woman’s robes are white, for purity and blue for spirituality. She has laurel leaves in her hair showing her elevated status and victory. The man, on the other hand, has a wreath of roses, the symbol of magic. His clothes are yellow a color which represents the mind. It is covered with black flowers, showing his lustful side.

It’s a beautiful day, perfect for the ceremony, but there are no other people attending. This highlights the joining of two people, a decision they have come to together and nothing else is important at this time.

The staff of Hermes rises between them. Two snakes wrapped together and looking at each other further pointing to an exchange. The lion head above has two wings. This image represents St. Mark the Evangelist and at the same time, the patron saint of Venice, the city known for its carnivals and canals.

Behind the couple, there are gently sloping hills with a house. Could this be their new home? The Two of Cups is concerned with togetherness. As he offers her the cup, she takes it with both hands. His offering is a toast to their agreement, and she accepts. Their eye contact suggests that they know what they are doing and they do so willingly knowing that their relationship will be both of them together and in faith.

Many misunderstand the meaning of the original quote “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”. We assume it means that our family ties are stronger when in fact it means the relationships we choose are stronger than those formed with our blood relatives.

The Two of Cups tells us that we need to put the differences in our relationships aside so that we are able to live a life of peace. Differences should still be there as they provide a source of fascination and attraction. We look for someone whose differences will complete what we are missing.

When Reversed:

There may be a disagreement in your life, and this could be because of your actions. You might have the option to but the differences aside, but you aren’t willing, or you may even be seeking discussions. When the Two of Cups is reversed, the problems in your relationship could l lead to divorce, if you aren’t there yet.

In this position, it may also imply that you are timid and try to stay away from intimacy. It could be that you are in a relationship and go through the motions, but you never truly open up. If you are holding a grudge, you won’t be able to find harmony with others in your life. Be careful of feeling superior to others or disrespecting their differences.


You should see what you can learn from your previous relationships so that you don’t fall into the same mistake again. You may have had a harmonious relationship or you could have helped others achieve one.


You may find that you are about to enter a new relationship with the perfect partner but you will have to make some effort. For your relationship to peaceful, you need to make sure there is balance in your life now.


This is a good card if you are feeling worried about your future partner. You will be able to live a peaceful life, especially with those you are closest to.

Yes/No Question:

The answer will be yes.

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