Featured Card of the Day – 2 of Cups – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Connection, partnership, unity

Element

Water

Astrological Association

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

THE CARD’S STORY BY: HUGH MCMUNN

I chose Eve and Adam for the image as they represent a relationship connected to our human heritage. I liked the intimacy and unrepressed transparency represented by their nude bodies and them lovingly sharing drink and the fruit of knowledge. I used the traditional element of the caduceus for its overlapping serpent mythology. I unwrapped them and let them curl in the background, using them to flow from the mouth of the lion to integrate the elements. My original idea was to place Eve and Adam in a traditional garden of Eden but pared the background down to emphasize the connection between them and the tender nurturing, offering of both drink and nourishment.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

Adam and Eve stand below a Lion headed, angelic figure as Caduceus style snakes weave about them. They share a drink and forbidden fruit. It’s a time for harmony, for working together, and a respectful, mutually beneficial partnership. Embrace this chance to support and be supportive. Don’t let barriers and walls you erect to protect yourself hinder you here. Don’t miss out on happiness and harmony. Inside, you know this has the chance to be a great relationship, as if your souls know each other already. Trust.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: ADAM & EVE

Adam and Eve represent the first humans placed in the world by their creator in Abrahamic tradition. Th e story says that God made man in his own image and placed him in the idyllic Garden of Eden, yet still Adam was unfulfilled. So God created a companion for him from his own rib bone and the two became “one flesh”. Together they dwell in the land of Eden, where they are permitted to eat of all the fruits in the garden save one. Their legendary romance and the snakes of the traditional Caduceus evokes images of the Two of Cups.

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