Two of Cups, two people acting within the relationship – Today’s Card

When you see a Cups Court Card in a Tarot reading, it often relates to a person with a Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio star sign. Generally, Cups people are emotional, artistic, humane, and creative. They are connected with their emotional selves and will draw energy from what they feel within.

Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Two of Cups is a Minor Arcana tarot card. Tarot cards are used throughout Continental Europe to play parlor games. In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divination.

The Two of Cups shows the power created when two come together. The exchange of cups suggests the intertwining of each party’s emotions, and each participant’s feelings profoundly affect the other. The Cup Duo is the card lovers want to see, and the Two of Cups is the minor arcana equivalent of the Lovers in many ways. The Two of Cups has a deeper meaning as well. Whenever two forces draw together, there is potential for bonding. The Two of Cups, if you’re in a partnership, portrays a perfect union, proposal, engagement, or marriage. It’s a good sign because it means your relationship is harmonious, caring, balanced, and mutually beneficial, and you’re both happy. In contrast, The Lovers card may deal with a relationship as a separate, overarching entity that embraces and encompasses two people, and the Two of Cups represents those two people as individuals acting within the relationship.


Successful couples can solve problems and let them go. They focus on taking care of the issue rather than attacking the person. Even when angry, they find ways to be upset and stay close simultaneously. 

Five essentials for a healthy relationship

  • 1: Open communication. One hallmark of a healthy relationship is the ability to communicate openly. 
  • 2: Listening and feeling heard. Having someone listen to us and feeling heard is essential. Mirroring.
  • 3: Working through disagreements together. 
  • 4: Mutual intimacy. 
  • 5: Trust.

Individuality

Individuality is the identity of someone that makes a person unique. When a person is in a relationship, they slowly become emotionally dependent on their partner. With time a person does things according to their partner’s liking. And that is the start of losing the individuality of a person. It is vital to set Personal boundaries. These are the limits we set for ourselves as participants in relationships. Embracing our individuality is essential for personal happiness. Trying to hide or change who we are to fit someone else’s ideals lessens our sense of self-worth, causing self-esteem to plummet and insecurities to soar. 


Self-Care

WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.”

Core principles: Fundamental principles for self-care include aspects of the individual (e.g., self-reliance, empowerment, autonomy, personal responsibility, self-efficacy) and the greater community (e.g., community participation, community involvement, community empowerment).

Self-care is taking care of oneself with behaviors promoting health and active management of illness. Individuals use self-care daily with food choices, exercise, sleep, meditation, breath-work, dental and mental care. Self-care skills are the everyday tasks undertaken to be ready to participate in life activities. They are the activities of daily living (ADLs).

Therefore maintaining individuality is critical to establishing a long-lasting, healthy partnership. Thus, equal efforts between attending to oneself and making the relationship work are necessary, but the priority lies with the self. 

WE&P by: EZorrillaM.

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