As I have mentioned before, the Two is the Qabalistic number that represents "the Word and the Will" and is the first manifestation.
In the suit of water, this is Venus in Cancer. Astrologers know Cancer to be the most receptive of signs and is the House of the Moon. Jupiter is most exhaled in Cancer. Thus we have arguably the three most friendly Planets, Moon, Venus and Jupiter, linked together in mutual positives.
For those of us who aren't astrologers, In the element of water, Love is the force that recovers unity from individuality by the process of mutual annihilation In other words, Love changes both individuals and combines them in a new form.
The Two of Cups shows two overflowing cups in the foreground, on a calm sea. The translucent water (represents energy in motion) flows from a Lotus, filling the cups, while another Lotus arises from the sea, supporting two Dolphins. The Dolphins are Alchemical symbols and can be studied by looking into alchemical reference material. The Dolphin Symbol is a little too complicated to be explained in a short blog.
The number two refers to Will, so The Two of Cups is also known as the Lord of Love under Will, and shows the harmony of Female and Male in the largest sense of the words.
When this card is thrown during a reading, it represents harmony, Love, marriage, pleasure, Warm Friendship, mirth, and subtlety . It is about human love on a large scale. It also is a 2 week or 2-month card, representing the accumulation of the above emotions in that time period.
If ill dignified, it can represent folly, waste, dissipation and silly action and is far more superficial than when well dignified. In the Thoth Deck Tarot, ill dignity and well dignity, are decided by the surrounding cards and there is no significance supplied to up- side- down cards. This being because this is seen by many Qaballists as an act of disordered deck handling and not an "act of God".
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