My immediate thought on drawing the Two of Cups today was “new romance”, so it looks as though it might be an interesting week for some of us! Because the rose stem on the right is placed behind the cup, but crossing the rose on the left, I also think this new romance could possibly be with someone already in the background; someone with whom your path has already crossed, but not necessarily in a romantic way? Exciting stuff!
This simple looking card is resplendent with symbolism. Beginning with the word “rose” itself which can be rearranged to spell “Eros”, the Greek god of love. What could be more fitting?
The roses themselves are at the bud stage, symbolising a relationship in the very early stages. At this stage in a relationship we are usually reluctant to open up fully, hiding insecurities and vulnerabilities from our prospective partner. However, both roses have leaves which suggests that the fledgling relationship holds promise and will likely flourish and blossom given time and care. Another thing which bodes well for the partnership is that neither rose bud has any thorns, signifying that it is not necessary to fear being hurt by your potential partner. Alternatively it could symbolise love at first sight, with no obstacles or difficulties to stand in the way.
In a relationship that is already well established and happy, the leaning together of the stems could symbolise that you are mutually supportive, and content and comfortable in each other’s presence. If this is the case, then perhaps this card signifies a commitment or engagement is on the horizon!