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Two of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Two of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-2, two-of-cups, two, cups

Description

A young man and woman pledge themselves to one another. Above their cups rises the Caduceus of Hermes, with a lion's head between its spread wings. It represents our desire to find a soul mate, by which desire Nature is sanctified.

Meaning of Two of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, consensus, sympathy, the relationship between men and women.

Reversed

Passion.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Opposition. Unimportant obstacles raised by one of the lovers.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Favourable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love; also wealth and honour.

Reversed

Passion.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Love, Attachment, Friendship, Sincerity, Affection

Reversed

Crossed desires, Obstacles, Opposition, Hindrance.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

a marriage; fidelity in wedlock

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