Two of Cups



Two pink water lilies holding water in their centers nestle together atop a calm pond.

Key words

Upright: unity, cooperation, partnership, mutual feelings

Reversed: imbalance, tension, misunderstandings

Reflection questions

  • What qualities do I look for in a friend or partner? How can I develop those qualities in myself?
  • How do I navigate the balance between independence and interdependence in my relationships?
  • What are some of the core values and beliefs that guide my relationships? How do I uphold those values in my interactions with others?

Two of Cups Upright

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.

Two of Cups Reversed

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.