Element: Water

Sign: 1. decan of Cancer

Planet: Venus

Tree of Life: Chokmah

Light: love, partnership, harmony, mutual respect, emotional balance, and understanding

Shadow: foolish love, obsession, love at first sight

Lord of Love

The Two of Cups is also known as the Lord of Love. When the number “2” meets the suit of emotion, we arrive at love between two units of consciousness.  This card shows what love looks like when it’s perfectly balanced.


The Two of Cups reminds us that love isn’t just about strong feelings. It’s also about understanding and respecting each other so we can grow together. This card tells us to aim for balance and peace in our relationships. It encourages us to open our hearts and minds when we relate to others.

Joe’s Divine Guidance : Two of Cups in a Tarot Reading



When the Two of Cups appears upright, it signals the beginnings of harmonious relationships and well-matched partnerships. It may indicate a marriage or a close friendship. 


This card also suggests the ability to access universal love in meditation, expressing and receiving love in equal measure.

In its reversed form, the Two of Cups warns of disharmony in relationships or close friendships. It suggests break ups, quarrels, misunderstandings, and possibly infidelity. 


There might be a strong materialistic outlook that overshadows the spiritual aspect of relationships.

Mystical Symbolism - Two of Cups Thoth

The card depicts two cups, one pouring into the other, symbolizing the sharing of emotions and feelings.

Image of the Two of Cups in the Thoth tarot deck.

Two Dolphins: The dolphins entwined around the stem symbolize a harmonious balance between masculine and feminine energies. The left dolphin, with its yellow eye, represents the Sun and the masculine force, while the right dolphin, with its silver eye, symbolizes the Moon and the feminine force.


Lotus: The lotus floating on the sea symbolizes the soul nourishing itself through love, especially universal love.


Ten Streams: The ten streams emanating from the two lower cups represent things coming into manifestation. This is not a distant future or just an idea, but something that is actively unfolding.


Green Sea: The green sea stands for creative love, the source of all artistic and imaginative endeavors.

Yellow Sea: The yellow sea represents inspirational and spiritual love, free from negativity and distractions.

Tree of Life: Chokmah and the Two of Cups

The Two of Cups is associated with the second sephirah, Chokmah. Chokmah represents the primal masculine energy of the Universe. When its expansion is applied to the cups, it yields love.


The Two of Cups embodies the wisdom of Chokmah in its understanding of love as a meeting of equals, where each party respects and values the other. It is a card of emotional balance, mutual respect, and harmonious relationships.

Astrology Insights

The Two of Cups in the Thoth Tarot is also associated with the planet Venus in the sign of Cancer. Venus is the planet of love and beauty, and Cancer is a sign associated with nurturing and emotional depth. This combination suggests a deep emotional connection and a nurturing, loving relationship.