Two of Swords

To gain a more complete understanding of the Two of Swords, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Swords

Aliases: In English, this is the most common.

Element: Air

Zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

Playing Card Suit: Spades

Class:  Nobility/Militia

Rules: The Mind or Will

The Swords control the mind or will. When Miss L refer to these qualities, it means that the meaning of each Tarot card in this suit can focus on intellectual questions or issues related to power.

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Swords suit, go to The Swords.

The Swords is the Tarot suit that most people are uncomfortable with. Often connected to negative meanings, the Swords have been given a bad rap. 

It's true when you're first learning the meaning of each Tarot card this suit, it seems more than an average number of Tarot cards are dark and brooding.

Just like a physical sword, the Swords have two edges. On the one hand, their energy can be destructive and hard to swallow - especially when it's your life that's being affected.

On the other side, they clear out the junk! Usually, they affect the clutter in your mental attics - the stuff you're not ready to get rid of but don't want to deal with either. 

When the Swords appear, they are using their strengths of courage, ideas and power to tell you it is time.

Deal with it and move on!

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, remember that the position in the Tarot layout as well as the nearby Tarot cards should to guide you (in addition to the meanings for the Tarot cards).

Work from the heart, listen to your gut and develop your intuition.

Don't fear the Swords. Like any medicine, working up the courage to open your mouth and swallow takes longer than it does for the bad taste to fade after.

Synopsis of the Twos

Two is the number of growth and union.

It is the blending of opposites to create something new and perfect.

Like in nature, every whole is made of opposites: light and dark, yin and yang.

Two reminds us that sometimes these variations are needed for balance and harmony.

Upright: Calm after the storm is signified with the Two of Swords but it is an uneasy peace laced with tension.

A problem has reached a stalemate and while there is balance, it is also clear that there isn't resolution yet.

Relief is in sight so be aware that you won't need to worry much longer.

The Two of Swords can also refer to someone who is willing to maintain peace at any price. Not liking fights or disagreements, you may hide your own feelings or pretend like everything is okay to keep the peace.

Emotions need to be vented so allow yourself to acknowledge what you're feeling to relieve pressure.                                        

Reversed:  Think twice or even three or four times when the Two of Swords is reversed. Your advisers, intuition and knowledge are clouded and you are not in the best position to make any final decisions.

Any changes will occur slowly, and honestly, right now that's for the best. There is an air of deceit the surrounds you and it will be hard find agreements that work to your advantage.

While you'll feel like being impulsive to move things forward, you'll regret anything you agree to now.

Tarot Card Meanings Keywords: Uneasy truce, balance, justice, calm after the storm, uneasy peace, caution, take care, think carefully before acting, lies and deceit, stalemate, slow change.

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