attraction to another

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Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Two of Cups tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Cups card and a Two. The Suit of Cups represents emotions and relationships. Twos represent debate, duality, and partnership.

In this way, we can determine that the Two of Cups represents attraction to another. Attraction is really an emotion that draws you to another person for some reason. This doesn’t have to be sexual or romantic attraction (although, it could be).

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Two of Cups displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

Who are these people? What are they doing? Why? Why does the one on the right have their hand extended?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Venus in Cancer
Element: Water
Numerology: 2 (debate, duality, partnership)

Common Symbols

  • The Medicinal Angel: to represent the healing power of love.
  • A Couple: to represent reflected feelings.

Keywords & Concepts

  • Affection
  • Attraction
  • Combination
  • Union

The Two of Cups for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I am attuned to what my heart truly desires.

You’re not a mirror so you don’t need to be reflecting the desires of others! Identify what you want and be yourself.

Ask Yourself:

  • How can you make sure that your feelings are mutual?
  • When was the last time you felt in love with someone or something?
  • What do you need in order to feel emotionally stable?
  • Is everyone in your situation equally invested?
  • What role do mutual feelings play in your situation?
  • Do your relationships and alliances incorporate a cycle of healthy interdependence and mutual support?
  • In your situation, what’s missing? What’s needed in order to be complete?
  • How might affection be the balm for what ails you now?

Interpreting the Two of Cups

Generally, the Two of Cups represents attraction to another. You’re likely feeling drawn to or longing for someone. It’s time to discover if the feeling is mutual.

Do the things that make you feel good with the people that make you happy. Merge your lives, energies, activities.

But feelings aren’t always mutual. It’s okay to admit this. Accept this. And then move on from it.

The Reversed Two of Cups

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Two of Cups represents obsessing about another. Examples include:

  • Burning your bridges with someone
  • An unhealthy codependency with another
  • Shutting everyone out of your life except a special few
  • Obsessing over someone who doesn’t return your attraction
  • Obsessing (and despairing) over finding “the one”
  • Deceiving yourself about your feelings

Examples of the Two of Cups

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Say what you’re feeling. Keeping it bottled up will just poison you and any chance of a successful relationship. Attracted? Say so! Not? Say so!


Find others – at work or in a professional group – who see things the way you do.


Your faith is about you and nobody else. Find support with like-minded individuals.

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The Two of Cups tarot card meaning is all about attraction to another. Be honest about your feelings & seek out like-minded individuals you can relate to.

Once you feel comfortable with the Two of Cups tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning.


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