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Shadowscapes Tarot - Two of Cups

Charly C.

Good morning everyone! 

Today, we have a look at another tarot card, the Two of Cups. The first thing you have to know about this card is that its main meaning is about making connections.

What Do We See?

The main color is a light shade of teal. In the middle, we have some brown and yellow. Overall, the image looks peaceful and serene. 

The image Depicted by Stephanie has a lot of Yin/Yang symbolism in it. There is also a Yin/Yang kind of figure under the 2 figures. The sign is made of 2 fish in a circle, close to the bottom of the card.

The 2 main figures are swirling one around the other like the DNA spirals. They also have a cup each, and they touch their hands as if they were in a mirror. Not only do their hands touch one another, but their gaze as well. The creature that is mostly with her back at us is darker in color, brown. The one whose face we can see, is lighter in color, pale lilac? 

The hairs of the 2 figures grow out into 2 separate trees. In fact, their lower bodies seem to be trunks of trees as well.

What i find really weird is that both figures appear to be female: we can clearly see a side breast on the brown one and the lighter one also seems to have breasts. This is bizarre because, in most other cards depicting couples, the 2 individuals are of the opposite genders. For the record, there's nothing wrong with same-sex couples.

We can also see a red heart, and 4 golden fish swimming or floating. These fish are looking at the couple. 

shadowscapes tarot interpretation two of cups card
two of cups card detail

What Does It Mean?

Pulling this card could clearly mean "love is in the near future," but it can also point to a business connection.

What i think we should learn from this card is that if we meet someone with whom "we just clicked" we should probably nurture that connection however we can. These kind of people are good in our lives and for us. And who knows, maybe we're good for them too.

We just need to learn how o recognize these people: we feel at ease around them, we feel like we want to talk to them. They're also usually opposite of what we are: they could be an introvert while we are an extrovert, or vice-versa. However, they will have some traits we also possess.

However, the yin/yang and the darker/lighter figures also suggest that we should not only see the good aspects in everyone and in every situation. There are always some disadvantages or some less pleasant aspects. 

For any relationship to be healthy, the balance between the two should be equal or lean more toward the good aspects. This card is not like The Lovers (interpretation to come), where one has to choose between two things they really want. 

The heart hangs from a short red string, from the lighter figure. This page should explain more about the meaning of the red string

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