Samhain Blessings! Today we honour our ancestors here in the Northern Hemisphere and what a better fit than the 2 of Cups as our daily Tarot Soul Coaching draw! The grave is no boundary for love and those who have gone before us still lovingly watch over us. I honour some of my ancestors and favourite dead people in this ‘virtual altar’:
A.E. Waite has this to say about the 2 of Cups in the Pictorial Key to the Tarot:
A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the Caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion’s head. It is a variant of a sign which is found in a few old examples of this card. Some curious emblematical meanings are attached to it, but they do not concern us in this place. Divinatory Meanings: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and–as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination–that desire which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is sanctified.
Though for divination purposes, the 2 of Cups is often seen as a card of either romantic love or love between friends, we can read this card on three levels: 1) union between the animus and anima within 2) union/emotional accord between two human partners 3) union between man and good
The third level is more than hinted at in Benebell Wen’s Spirit Keeper’s Tarot where she has an inscription in Latin straight out of Psalms in the Old Testament: Abyssum abyssum invocat, which means ‘Deep calls unto deep’ and addresses the longing of the soul to be united with its Source.
In the Frideborg Tarot, we see two friends, listening to the same music, enjoying a moment of perfect harmony.
In the Giant Rider Waite Tarot deck the two lovers are watched over and blessed by a winged lion, a symbol that their union is sanctified. What is sanctified by the Divine is also everlasting. This is why souls who have been united in one lifetime continue to recognise each other through many lifetimes.Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From an Irish headstone. Click To Tweet
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