Herbal Tarot - Two of Cups - Uva Ursi

Soaring Eagle

You can see the minor arcana cards in Constellation 2.

Description: A man and woman sit facing each other, each holding a cup. A symbol from alchemy floats between them. There are distant mountains and a river. A large uva ursi plant is growing in front of the couple.

Significant Details: The symbol floating above the man and the woman is the alchemical wedding symbol.

Keywords: Romance, Partnerships, Empathy, Intimacy

Medicinal Uses: The common name is Bearberry. The leaves are astringent and antiseptic and it was traditionally used since the 13th century for kidney problems and urinary infections. Native Americans used it for strained muscles and halting poison ivy rashes. It was also used to dye leather and wool. It is toxic in large doses. American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger.

My Interpretation: You may start a new romance or make a commitment in a current romance. This is a good time for forming partnerships.

Number Significance: 2 - Duality, contrast, union or opposition, choice. The Twos are in Constellation 2 with II High Priestess, XI Justice, and XX Judgment. 2 - Intuition. Self-sufficiency. Self-trust. Independence. Duality. Self and Other. Choice. Analysis. Struggle. Division. Reflection. Counterpoise or Contraposition. Equilibrium. Adjustment.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The 2 of Cups is ruled by Venus in Cancer. The symbol floating between the man and woman is an ancient alchemy symbol signifying union, marriage, blending, King and Queen. The couple does look as if they could be royalty.