Friday, September 26, 2014

The Two of Cups, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Cups - RWSThe Two of Cups, Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Lord of Love
Two of Cups in timing: Two months; or from June 21st to July 1st
Kabbalah: Chokmah in Briah
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Two of Hearts



The Two of Cups Card Definition, RWS and Thoth


The Two of Cups is about love or a bond between two persons. Some definitions of this card refer to finding a connection which seemingly fills a void within the whole of the self. This suggests, as is true, that no love can be complete unless you are integrated or balanced within yourself; i.e., a relationship with another will not compensate for the satisfaction and happiness that is not already present within you. When well aspected, this is a positive card with a mutual exchange of love, affection, and all of the trimmings. When poorly aspected, as one might expect, it ain't quite so pretty, and may suggest that someone's poor actions are being mirrored back at them.



The Two of Cups Dignified or Upright


  • Love, or a loving relationship, friendship, or term connection.
  • A pleasant and fulfilling interaction with another.
  • Reciprocal or exchanged feelings.
  • A connection of friendship.
  • If you demonstrate love and affection, the same will be returned to you.
  • Someone of the opposing gender will perform a service beneficial to you.
  • May refer to one's parents, as well as to any gain made through them (and loss through them when ill dignified).
  • When changing residences, the move will be a positive one.
  • Whatever you are facing, this card tells that it will be a healing experience for you.
  • You have discovered a piece of what it is that satisfies your soul.
  • Demonstrate more compassion.
  • Someone who mirrors you.
  • Common ground, unity, harmony, and agreement.
  • Compassion will be demonstrated.
  • A sexual connection.
  • Working with someone of the opposite sex.
  • Acting through wisdom inspires harmony.
  • Someone sticking their neck out to aid you.
  • Sincerity in intentions.
  • Find that which is missing within you.
  • A decision involving morals. 
  • Engagement or marriage.
  • Good health.


The Two of Cups Ill Dignified or Reversed


  • Someone of the opposite sex will not transact the favor you've asked of them.
  • A decision made in folly or that lacks the insight of wisdom.
  • Someone is mirroring your actions and thoughts, the negative ones as well, which is becoming an issue.
  • False or misleading demonstrations of affection.
  • Whatever you are facing, this card reversed suggests that it will not be a favorable experience for you.
  • Disharmony within a relationship.
  • What is missing in your life, leaves you experiencing a void.
  • Living an indulgent lifestyle.
  • Extravagance and wastefulness.
  • An insatiable desire.
  • Slyness, subtlety and guise.
  • Greed, in the sense of lusting for the finer things in life.
  • Encountering blockages or opposition.
  • Demonstrating a slant of bias.
  • A tendency to exhibit a certain type of behavior.
  • A poor decision was made based upon weak moral standards.
  • Relocating will turn out to be unfulfilling. 
  • If a proposal you made was turned down, consider making an appeal.
  • Lack of reciprocity.
  • Fluctuating emotions.
  • Resentment.
  • Jealousy. 

Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/

Thoth image copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

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