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Two of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
The Two of Cups shows the sharing and growth that you experience through your connections. Two elegant cups sit side by side, roses are propped against the cups. The blossoms cross over in just the right manner that each red bloom is positioned directly above the opposite cup. This shows a sense of reciprocity and mutually exchanged beauty.
The red roses provide the only color in this card. Red is a color of the lower chakras, associated with physicality and life force. This seems appropriate, as bonding with the meaningful things in your life helps you feel fully alive.
For a human being, connection is necessary. We thrive when we feel in touch with something. Meaningful interactions with others encourage us to blossom. This card is often associated with romantic relationships, but it can show the value of ANY connection: friends, family members, even just a brief moment of camaraderie with an acquaintance.
While this card is traditionally associated with human relationships, it can also show a bond to anything you find meaningful. Your pet, your favorite artist or a song that really gets you going. The Two of Cups shows that plugged in, warm-fuzzy state that comes from any meaningful association.
Two of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in General
In many decks, the imagery on this card shows two human figures holding cups as if to offer cheers. Even people who have no familiarity with tarot can easily intuit the concepts of connection and sharing at work in this card. It is sometimes compared to the Lovers card from the major arcana, and there are some similar themes here.
However, as I said above, this is not only a card of romantic connections. As with the Lovers, the Two of Cups sometimes asks you to examine your connection to a particular aspect of yourself. Especially if you have been feeling distanced from something vital lately, the Two of Cups asks you to plug back in to the flow of life.
In a reading
The Two of Cups can encourage you to reach out to others. One of our most basic needs as human beings is to feel seen and valued. Tell someone you appreciate them, make an effort to strengthen a bond or offer a kind word. Despite the complications and conflict that accompany human interactions, this card shows our ability to forgive, bond, heal and encourage one another.