What does the two of cups tarot card mean?

Main image for Two of Cups

The two of cups is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Cups suit.

Keywords: Commitment, marriage, harmony


The Ace of Cups tells the story of a new relationship, and the Two of Cups symbolises two becoming one. It’s time to take the next step and fully commit yourself. This is a healthy relationship, based on mutual attraction, love, and respect. This nurturing and fulfilling partnership is a beautiful thing, and it looks like it’s about to get even better. If you’re in a relationship, it’s likely that an engagement or marriage is coming. If not a romantic affair, this card can also point to a new business partnership or even a friendship.

Reverse Keywords: Heartbreak, imbalance, separation

Drawing the reverse Two of Cups suggests that you are struggling to form new relationships or connections due to a lack of confidence or trust. Perhaps you have been hurt before and are reluctant to open your heart again to a new love. Or you’re wary of taking the leap in business and are at risk of missing out on a lucrative partnership. Another meaning of this card is that there is a lack of harmony and others issues that is causing a relationship to break down, whether that’s a romantic relationship, friendship, or business partnership. If you’re in a romantic relationship, this card indicates that a breakup is on the horizon. It could also indicate the end of a friendship or business relationship due to a clash and a lack of mutual understanding and respect.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Cups suit)