Short meanings: Feelings of attraction and affinity cement into something real when the Two of Cups appears. A partnership is formed or a relationship embarked on. This is a joyful time with lots of hope and excitement for the future.
In-depth meaning: Where the Ace represents feeling and emotion on the part of the Subject, the Two of Cups depicts an actual situation that has formed. It represents an object of affection, so someone has appeared with whom the Subject is now involved. It is a happy card and there may be history to this relationship so it could be that the Subject has overcome a disagreement or argument with someone they already know.
The card shows an improvement or advancement in a relationship; the exact nature of which is not defined. The two can represent friendships and business partnerships as much as romantic relationships, but this doesn’t demean its importance at all. This card has appeared because this relationship is of particular importance to the Subject right now.
Notes on the image: The tree is displaying healthy leaves, but no blossom and the tree holds two cups firmly in its boughs. The water is calm and flowing smoothly. The two numbers in a deck represents early stages, so this card is depicting an actual formation of a relationship and, because the tree is healthy and holding the cups firmly and the water is calm, the relationship is going well. Because there is no blossom as yet it can be gleaned that there is some way to go with it yet.