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What I See:
Compared to last week’s couple, their power and passion, this is a peaceful card. The lotus tattoo symbolizes purity and spirituality. There’s a comfort in the image that speaks to me of a long lasting friendship. Water is emotion, two is a test of choice, and the dog makes me think of unconditional love, the resiliency of love. I think of the choice to start, continue, or end a relationship. I get a sense of finding joy in the little things, like a fur baby’s kiss. We can’t see it but the waterfall implies a pool behind the woman and I imagine it’s a soothing spot to meditate.
General Water element/Cups suit:
Please refer back to Ace of Water.
Light (upright) Reading:
A deep heart connection brings healing and joy.
- Keywords: Romance, Reciprocity, Healing, and Renewal.
Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:
Fear prevents you from sharing your heart with another.
- Keywords: Infidelity, Secret Affairs, Resentment, and Inequity.
This is a relationship card whether you explore a love, a friendship, or a partnership. A new love — perhaps your story explores firsts…first smiles, first dates, first kisses. An old friendship — maybe your story is about a friendship that has stood the test of time. The breaking down of a partnership –how about the ups and downs of business partners?
How about soul mates or reincarnation? Typically, this card has a caduceus with a lion’s head at the center. According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner the lion is a symbol of recreation and procreation. Perhaps your story involves a soul waiting for a body to be born into. Or perhaps it’s light vs. dark battle for a soul? How about a couple struggling with infertility?
Perhaps an animal or animal rights story? A shifter?
- Two Themes: Balance, Attraction, Receptivity, Duality, Reflection, or Choice.
The Lotus flower flourishes in shallow ponds and near the edges of larger bodies of water. It grows up from the soil, through water, and then into the air. In this way, the flower, metaphorically as well as literally, connects the three spheres of earthly existence – land, sea, sky – and embraces the metaphorical associations attributed to each. The lotus, as such, acts as a symbolic tie which demonstrates the contiguous interdependence and unity of all things – a string by which everything is metaphorically tied. ~VagabondJourney.com
There’s a story in that quote somewhere, I just know it, perhaps your story?
Kindred spirits are more than the sum of their parts.
- Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Clergy and Priestly class.
Additionally, look up one of the Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) for personality traits.
For more information on the Twos in general, please refer back to the Two of Fire.
Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide