Thomas Merton said that "The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves". The Two of Cups is that beginning.
The Minor Arcana showcases daily life. The Suit of Cups in the Minor Arcana corresponds to the element of Water. The cardinal direction that they represent West and the season is autumn. It is thought that the Suit of Cups also known as the Suit of Goblets or Chalices was meant to represent the clergy. The Cups are a feminine, passive, receptive, yin element. They correspond to the hearts in modern playing cards. The element of Water rules our hopes, aspirations, and dreams.
The Ace of Cups is as M. Williamson affirms, omnipresent " Love is the ethers that we swim in. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul."
The Minor Arcana is made up of Four Suits each representing an element and the Cups represent the element of Water. They represent our hopes.