Two of Cups


Key words

Upright: unity, cooperation, partnership, mutual feelings

Reversed: imbalance, tension, misunderstandings


Two people stand facing each other, each holding a chalice in one hand touching the other person’s fingertips with the other hand. The person on the left wears a laurel crown of victory and the person on the right wears a wreath of flowers (representing celebration) around their head. A caduceus, symbolizing harmony, floats above the cups, and atop the caduceus is a winged lion’s head, signifying passion. The two people stand on solid ground with a green hilly landscape and a blue sky in the background. 


2: Balance, duality, cooperation, choices


The Two of Cups represents two people who work well together and have mutual appreciation and respect. They have complementary skills, so they can accomplish more together than alone. This card can indicate a burgeoning relationship with a coworker, new friend, or new romantic partner. Make sure the relationship is equal parts give and take, and do what you can to nurture it in its early stages. 


The Two of Cups in reverse indicates trouble in a relationship, usually because you are projecting internal disharmony onto that relationship. If you’re feeling out of sync with a partner, friend, or coworker, look inward before blaming the other person. Then, employ open communication to work through this conflict.