By Sarah Taylor
Funny how these things happen, isn’t it? On Wednesday last week, in an article on card reversals, I was writing about how the meaning of cards can be modified and crystallised depending on the cards aspecting them — surrounding cards that are in meaningful relationship. The first example I used are the first two cards in today’s Weekend Tarot Reading: the Two of Cups and the Eight of Cups. This is what I wrote about this pairing:
“If there is love present in your life, it might represent a need to walk away from something. That might be permanently, towards something else, or temporarily, because what came to me in this instance was the fact that the figure leaves, but also leaves a ‘space for the Ace’. The Two of Cups is aspected by the Eight of Cups — just as the Eight of Cups is aspected (perhaps mitigated) in return, depending on where they are in a layout.”
I see this reading in terms of a sequence this week, from left to right, guided this way by the figure in the Eight of Cups — the only figure moving in a specific direction. What he is walking away from is the Two of Cups, and what he is walking towards is The Sun. Let’s have a closer look at each card to see if we can get some context.
The Two of Cups is traditionally the ‘romantic love’ card. I refer to it as such to differentiate it from the other forms of love that we experience in some of the other tarot cards, and in life itself. Two of Cups love is specific: it is the love between a couple; it is about falling in love. When the potential of the Ace is realised here on Earth, it becomes the Two.
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