The Card of the Day: The Two of Cups (Reversed)
“Freedom from the wounded ego.”
The Two of Cups symbolizes harmonious partnerships that are meant to be. These relationships can be based on love (as is the case with the couple pictured here), however, they can also be platonic partnerships based on mutual interests or goals. The message of the card is to create harmony in your most important relationships with others.
Who makes up the other part of your most important relationship? Do you let this person know how much they matter to you? Do you need to get out of your head and see another’s perspective to create more harmony?
The Two of Cups pictures a loving couple. They are separated by the staff of Hermes, the Greek messenger god of communication. Topping the staff of Hermes is a giant lion’s head with wings. This represents that each person in the relationship will have their own sense of pride. They are very different, and yet it is important that each feels their differences are honored, not disparaged. The lion head can quickly override the relationship if the ego is damaged by either party. A wounded ego can severely damage a once loving partnership. The only way to ensure harmony, is for both parties to communicate (the staff of Hermes) in a manner that makes each feel equally important and valuable, leaving their personal dignity in tact.
The Two of Cups asks you to see the other person’s point of view, and to communicate in a manner that gives everyone the ability to walk away with their dignity affirmed. This goes for personal relationships, business partnerships, friendships, and family members. The message of the card is that none of us gets to where we are all by ourselves, we actually need others to thrive and survive in this world.
Today reaffirm harmony in your relationships. Do some cleanup, get the issues out and resolved. See the other person’s perspective. Resolve differences with honest, kind, and open communication.
The people you love most need to know how much they matter. Don’t assume that they already do. Give a thoughtful gift, or send a loving message. See the light in their eyes as divine, just like yours.
When the Two of Cups appears reversed it asks you to bring resolution to misunderstandings, and miscommunications with others. Sometimes this is as simple as releasing someone else’s negativity and not engaging with it further. The most important thing to give yourself is love and understanding. See how the lion head on the card is now at the foundation in the reversed position. This indicates that your ego might have been triggered by the actions of another. Defending a wound to the ego rarely results in a peaceable outcome. It may be important to let go of “being right” and focus on restoring your own sense of balance, worth and harmony irrespective of the actions of others.
Let go of your pride or your need for the last word. The important thing is to not waste energy on pettiness. You have a mission to spread your light on this planet. Discard all that does not support this mission. Send love to those who've hurt you, and be okay with peacefully walking away from a person that is not receptive to accepting resolution at this time. Send them love from a distance, life will sort them out in time. Raise your personal energy above that of personal pride. This will free you from a wounded ego.