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Tarot Card of the Week – Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2007

Two of Cups

Hello young lovers, whoever you are,
I hope your troubles are few.

All my good wishes go with you tonight,

I’ve been in love like you.

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star,
Be brave and faithful and true,

Cling very close to each other tonight.

I’ve been in love like you.

— from The King and I by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein

Blessings to lovers everywhere on this night that will bring us the Full Moon at 6:35am tomorrow morning, Eastern Daylight time. The Two of Cups, which recently made an appearance in July, returns to remind us that when our own cup is full, we are then ready to share with another.

This week, get out and be with friends, be willing to make new ones, and be open to love entering your life in new ways. If you are in a relationship, this card encourages you to deepen your commitment and intimacy with one another. And if there has been strife in a relationship, now is the time for a peace offering.

Like The Lovers card of the Major Arcana, there is a magical being who gazes down upon the couple in blessing. While the lion usually represents sexuality, its wings indicate spirituality as well, and so their relationship is a balance of both. Below the lion is the caduceus of Hermes, symbol of wisdom and healing, indicating that this union is a divine gift to each.

This card often represents the beginning of love, for it acknowledges the sexual drive that often first brings people together. Yet, the gentle energy of the exchanged Cups shows a tenderness and respect that is not simple sensuality. So it may also bless our feelings for those with whom we share an undercurrent of attraction, but upon which, for any number of reasons, we will never act.

More often, though, the Two of Cups does represent true lovers that have found each other. But it is worth noting that they do not appear to feel that they need one another to be complete. They appear to be already fully whole, vital, and so able to give one another equal cups of love and friendship.

In order to find or nurture a strong, equal, committed love relationship, it is important that your own life already feels joyful, strong and committed. The Two of Cups has a gentle challenge, asking us what gifts do we bring to a new relationship, besides our need or loneliness?

What is in the Cup that you offer? For what you give, you will surely receive in kind.