The Two of Cups depicts a man and a woman exchanging cups with the caduceus of Hermes and a lion’s head between them.
The card represents a nurturing and supportive exchange between two people. In the case of an amorous relationship, it shows the beginning of a new love that may be frought with passion and fire as symbolised by the lion. It could also be the beginning of a fruitful friendship or business partnership. However, this relationship is incomplete and may or may weather the test of time. The card also represents love of oneself – the melding of the dark and the light within – much like the two snakes winding up the staff.
A reversed card shows a lack or breakdown of trust hindering the birth of a new relationship or health of an existing one. It also shows an uneven playing ground between the two people. Perhaps one cares more or looks down on the other.