Two of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


TWO OF SWORDS
TWO OF SWORDS

Two of Swords Yes or No

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is “No”.
You are in a position between two fires.
The answer is “No”.

Two of Swords (upright) Keywords

Closed-ness. 
Alertness. 
Doubt. 
“I do not trust you”. 
Resentment. 
Enmity. 
External passivity and internal tension. 
Difficult situation. 
Difficult choice. 
Balancing “on the edge of the sword”. 
Duel. 
Confrontation. 
Two opposing points of view. 
Balance of power. 
Trying to find a way to a solution. 
Diplomacy. 
Armaments Treaty between States. 
Protection from attack. 
An armed truce in love. 
Frozen, for a while, the situation. 
Rely on intuition.
denotes a person. 
who does not want to see anything and wants to protect himself from everything; 
two swords symbolize two factors due to which the person closed down (draw 2 more cards to find out what these factors are);
advises to leave the person or problem alone;
future problems if a person does not decide on the direction of his movement;
intellect overload (the period when intellect no longer helps);
unwillingness to make a choice;
containment of emotions;
fast movement to nowhere;
settlement of all issues;
a gift for a woman;
powerful protection for a man;
friendship, love;
resilience, peace of mind;
balance of two opposite forces;

Two of Swords (reversed) Keywords

Forced choice. 
Making a decision after a lot of deliberation. 
Disclosure of secrets. 
A mistake in the choice made for you. 
Traffic. 
Change. 
Broken truce. 
Fierce struggle. 
Power imbalance. 
Gossip. 
False friends. 
Duplicity. 
Perfidy. 
Betrayal. 
Family quarrel. 
Trial. 
Divorce.
advises to intervene in a person’s problem, help him; 
take 
any measures;
unscrupulous businessmen;
way out of the impasse;
emotions burst to the surface;
treachery, slander;
duplicity;
inconsistency and lies from the “ally”;

Two of Swords Advice

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Find a compromise.
Question everything; 
trust but verify.
Be as indifferent as possible to other people’s conflicts, so as not to be drawn into them.

Two of Swords Warning

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
Prepare for a long siege struggle.
Do not try to find a solution or a course of action with your intellect alone.
Erroneous steps are possible.

Two of Swords as a Person

Two of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
Those who are unable to make a decision. 
People who suppress their emotions. 
Enemy side.
An impenetrable person, ambivalent, with a very strong mask.
Those who have recently made a responsible decision, but its consequences are not yet known. 
Crooks.
Such a person is inclined to release his tension on those around him.

Two of Swords as feelings

Two of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
friendship, love, affection, tenderness, sympathy, attraction. Lies, Duplicity, Unscrupulousness, Deceit, Stealth, Superficial.

Two of Swords : Card of the Day

Today you will be overcome with doubts. 
Is the decision you made recently, what to do next, is correct, is this person (or proposal) worthy of my trust? 

As if your inner voice has disappeared, the only one capable of eliminating all doubts. 

If you are required to express an opinion or make a decision, then today is not the right day for that. 
Put things aside for tomorrow: the morning is wiser than the evening.

Two of Swords as someone sees you

  • As someone who is unable to make a decision. 
  • Person who suppress his emotions. 
  • Peron who relies upon intuition.

Two of Swords : Love

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Love
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
Thoughts about changing partners. 
Not loving communication (alliances, friendship as equals). 
In love, an armed truce.
A conflict after which it is difficult to restore the old relationship.

The Two of Swords does not mean being between two loves or having to decide between them.

There may be a choice to make, but basically the card points to the balance of swords, two swords, two people in a relationship, which will now become more open and balanced, where two become one, the treatment is equal and fair. .

If you are looking for love, you must first resolve your personal things, especially on an emotional level. If you don’t balance this, it will be difficult to find and maintain lasting relationships.

Do not look for a partner to complete you, a partner is something that adds to your already complete life. Happiness is inside you first, not outside. When you are well with you, what you want and need will come.


Two of Swords : Career

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Career
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
Combination of various paths and activities. 
All kinds of “political” trends in the collective, in the country: for the country – a multi-party system, for the collective – stratification into small groups. 
Ideological struggle.

There is money on this card, but it is necessary to combine several ways to earn money.
Mutually exclusive circumstances that hinder the progress of affairs. 
Both large incomes and large expenses are possible.

The Two of Swords indicates that you may be stuck in a situation of waiting for a decision that has to be made by others, you depend on others at this time. Pushing impatiently into the situation and trying to influence will not help.

You must wait calmly. If you have done things correctly, everything will work out for you. You may have to be held accountable, called to explain or justify something. Be calm and trust what your actions have been.

If you are looking for work, you are faced with two options between which it is difficult to decide. Evaluate everything, consult others, look at it from reason before making a final decision.


Two of Swords : Money

The Two of Swords shows an urgent need for balance or prudence. You should know what money you have and what you spend every penny on. Control is very important here.

You can face a decision making regarding your activity or business, maybe you see to continue or not to continue, perhaps to diversify or enlarge, invest more, or reduce expenses to the maximum.

You will solve any situation using your intellect and cold and concise data. Emotion is not a good counselor in this case.


Two of Swords : Health

Two of Swords
(Upright)
Health
Two of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
You heal one thing, cripple the other.Stabilization of the state of health.

The Two of Swords mainly targets your mental health, your emotions. Analyze how you feel about things, about yourself and your life in general, and about others. You may want to make choices that are healthy for your spirit.

If certain people in your life are not doing you any good, then you must find a way to leave them behind.

Seek moderation and balance in everything you do with your health, what you eat, your hours of activity and sleep, your tasks and your necessary leisure time.


Two of Swords : past, present, future

Two of Swords in past position

Your past will help you make tough choices. The conflict you were experiencing will be resolved with a new approach.

Two of Swords in present position

There is a conflict that will block your energies in trying to resolve it. Once you overcome indecision, you will take deliberate action to make a decision.

Two of Swords in future position

The difficult situations that await you must be overcome immediately, so don’t delay or hesitate. Achieve the best results by acting with integrity and honesty.


Two of Swords (Upright Meaning)

  • Keeping emotions in check. 
  • Feelings of hopelessness. 
  • Uncertainty about the choice of the path. 
  • Suspended actions. 
  • Indecision. 
  • Patty position. 
  • Paradox. 
  • Inaction. 
  • Voltage. 
  • Confrontation. 
  • Delayed action. 
  • Expectation. 
  • Alienation. 
  • The immutability of the situation. 
  • Antagonism. 
  • Quarreling. 
  • Truce in the fight. 
  • Difficult decision. 
  • Congestion due to too many factors. 
  • A delicate balance. 
  • Suppression of feelings. 
  • Fast movement to nowhere. 
  • Inability to move. 
  • Perfect balance. 
  • Ability not to show your emotions. 
  • Consent, Settlement.

In the upright position, the card symbolizes balanced forces, hardness, the ability to move forward (unless the impulse is not attenuated).

You are faced with a dilemma and do not know where to go next. You cannot understand, obey your heart or obey your mind. Indecision fetters you, it seems that you are at a dead end. 

You need to control your emotions. Perhaps now you are mobilizing all the power of your mind to ignore your feelings about some issue. You have chosen a passive waiting style in the hope that something new will happen that will help you make the right decision. 

You may be burying your head in the sand instead of doing something actions. However, waiting can grow into eternity. 

You need to face your problems: they will not disappear just because you pretend they are not there. You need to calmly figure out what you really want and what you really feel. 

Sometimes this card indicates the achievement of agreement and the settlement of all issues, gifts for a woman and an influential protection for a man.


Two of Swords (Reversed) Meaning

  • Breaking the impasse. 
  • Decision is made. 
  • Traffic. 
  • Change. 
  • The ability to make a decision. 
  • Relief. 
  • Fast decision-making results. 
  • Resumption of movement. 
  • Loose control. 
  • Attention to your own feelings. 
  • Emotions burst to the surface. 
  • Ripple effect.

In the inverted position, the card symbolizes the attenuation of the Force, duality, falsity, dishonor, betrayal, “fake” friends, a lie.

Recently you made a decision – perhaps it was due to the prevailing circumstances. Now you need to stop and see how events unfold further. 

The tension eased. Strong emotions have burst to the surface, and now you have to deal with the consequences of their violent manifestation. 

You have gotten out of the impasse, and changes will not take long. It is likely, however, that you will have to deal with swindlers. Life goes on.

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Two of Swords : Spirituality

The Two of Swords indicates that you are and are on a more balanced and positive path than you think.

You may have the dilemma of being you and doing things as you believe or taking the opinion of others even when they are different or not to your liking.

Evaluate rationally to decide which way to go if you want to be successful.


Two of Swords Relation with Astrology

Two of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Two of Swords is Libra.
  • Gemini Moon as an expression of deep inner doubt.
  • Two of Swords signifies peace.
  • Two of swords stands for The first decade of Libra from September 23 to October 2.
  • Mars, Venus. Chiron, Seventh House.

The sign of Libra symbolizes the comprehension by the human mind of the external world, which (comprehension) first occurs at the level of abstractions. Libra is a partner of signs, for which reciprocity and mutual assistance is important, helping them to find the harmony necessary for the movement of thought, but in life there is something else for our consciousness – first of all, another person whom we initially perceive also abstractly.


The first decade of Libra is an impulse that prompts thoughts to leave the maternal depths of the subconscious and (going beyond the natural soul) to strive for a new one. This is a thinking divorced from the flesh of Being, dissecting the world into two parts, weighing the possibilities for and against, and inferring a logical conclusion. 

The Tarot card depicts a figure dressed in white clothes with a blindfold. The blindfold symbolizes focus on the human inner world. Out of reconciliation with oneself and readiness to accept any knowledge, inner truth grows. The figure sits on a cube (the solid foundation of her beliefs) in a pose of perfect balance, holding in her hands two huge crossed swords with their pointed upwards. Crossed SWORDS – conflicting thoughts that give impetus to the work of consciousness. 

But conscious free choice is realized only at the moment when equilibrium is reached between the two possibilities and nothing (the choice) interferes with it. If you lose your inner peace, you lose your clarity of sight. In the background of the picture is a smooth expanse of water: emotions are completely at rest and under the control of the mind. 

The first decade of Libra is inherent in good taste, the refinement of thought and the perfection of style. She (a decade) is also characterized by sympathy, courtesy, delicacy and the desire for subtle relationships, and she is controlled by a flexible moon that is well aware of the nuances and is able to adapt and identify with a partner. 

The moon endows those born in this decade with moral purity and allows it to be a “perfect judge” in the field of human relations, “but she (the Moon) also gives this decade some indecision,


Two of Swords Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Two of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a A figure blindfolded balances two swords on his shoulders.

This card indicates situations in which a person is seized by strong, literally gnawing doubts. Sometimes it is a desperate attempt to exert all your intellect in order to develop a position and find a way to a solution. 

However, true conviction arises only when we are aware of the problem at the level of feelings. And this area of ​​the subconscious (on the card – symbols of the sea and the moon) was cut off from everything else. Crossed swords are the boundaries of the intellect that block access to it. 

Thus, the card represents the unpleasant situation we fall into when we rely too much on logic, refusing to listen to our inner voice. 

The Two of Swords is the opposite of the Priestess, about her affinity with which resembles the sitting position of both. Blue tones, embodying the priestess’s intuition, are pushed into the background here. 

The female figure in gray, on the gray support, perhaps, symbolizes the colorlessness of thought, empty reasoning – the very “dry theory” that Goethe wrote about. In folk tales, the gray wolf often serves as a symbol of such an “all-corroding” power of doubt.


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Swords – Reversed Card Meaning

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