Tarot Two Water, Two Cups
First decan Cancer Tarot Two Water, Two Cups, and each of the other minor arcana cards, numbered Two, exhibit qualities ascribed to Chokmah, the second sephirah of the QBL Tree of Life. Tarot card images for the Minor Arcana in Tarot of the Morning Star are depicted as binary code figures.
The planetary quality of Chokmah is Uranus and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Two” express a quality of this planet colored by the cards elemental suit: fire, water, air and earth and the planetary decan that rules it
In astrology, the energies of Uranus are explosive, electric, and focused on the unusual, resulting in dramatic and original change thus bypassing the ordinary. Uranus is forward–looking; it resists tradition and celebrates originality and individuality. Uranus is associated with technology, innovation, discovery, and all that is progressive, all of which are attributes of Chokmah.
Water is a fluid element, and Uranus is a planet of change and transformation. This combination could be seen as a representation of the unpredictable and unconventional nature of Uranus. People who are more traditional or conservative may view this as eccentric or strange behavior, as it does not fit within their expectations of what is normal or accepted. Uranus‘ influence on Water can also be seen as a reminder to be open to new ideas and perspectives, a willingness to embrace change and transformation as opposed to nostalgia for the past.
First Decan Astrological Allocation
First decan Cancer has the astrological allocation of Venus in Cancer explaining the card’s title of Love. These influences introduce qualities of benevolence and harmony that counterbalance Uranian explosive coloration. Uranian violent explosive qualities will here be experienced as finding oneself swept away by enthusiasm. This is especially true when recognizing the desire for another, romantic lightning bolt syndrome, or the discovery of one’s life purpose. Love at first sight, soul mates, two halves of a whole discovering harmony.
Love signals growth and quest. It is a function, not a static state, but a process of becoming. The card represents the desire of two conscious entities to become one synchronized and vital pulse. It is recognizing one’s daemon in the physical body of another outside of one’s self. It is not just balance that is being represented but empathy, a refreshing current of bliss.
Love can also be experienced as an urge and drive to consume and absorb. Keep in mind that the Archetypal influence behind this card is Chariot.
Failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Two of Water, the conjunction of major arcana cards Chariot and Empress, corresponding to Cancer and Venus is the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Queen of Water. The elemental quality of Queen of Water corresponds to Water of Water. Her tendency is to temper any expressive idiosyncrasies the qualities of this card might encourage.
Each of the elemental Queen court cards corresponds to the Water aspect of their respective elemental suite.