Traditionally, the Two of Swords tarot card shows a woman balancing two swords (or challenges) while blindfolded (unable to see) under the moon (intuition). Her arms are crossed against her chest as she struggles to hold the swords upright.
She won’t be able to keep the swords upright forever. She needs to make a decision.
This card is for when you feel torn between two options or are balancing two opposing forces in your life. A decision needs to be made (and you will likely make the right one), but you may want to compromise or find a different way from your normal choices.
The moon on the card corresponds to the emotions and intuition. Do not rely on logic or your intellect too much. Use your intuition to make the best decision.
This is not the time for bold action. You must go within to find the balance and inner wisdom you need.
There is no deadline for this decision, but you will feel relief once it is made.
Keywords for the Two of Swords Tarot Card
- Feeling torn between two opposing forces
- Blocked emotions
- Intuition is required to make this decision
- It is time to compromise
Keywords for the Two of Swords Reversed
- Too many choices, indecision
- Choosing a side
- Absolute clarity
Patterns and Correspondences of the Two of Swords Card
- The Swords = rules the mental and intellectual world
- Suit of cards = spades
- Timeline = hours to days
- Number 2 = balance and pairings
- Zodiac sign = Libra
- Element = Air
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Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings for Love
Are you trying to decide between two suitors? Or between two totally different relationship options? This decision has been weighing on you and needs to be made soon. You will feel so much relief once you make this choice.
All of the Pro vs. Con lists in the world won’t help you. This isn’t a logical or rational choice. You’ll have to use your intuition. If you’re being honest with yourself, you already know the answer.
If there has been a lot of strife or fighting in your relationship, focus on restoring harmony and compromises. While you can’t change your partner, you can change how you react, respond, and interact. You have a lot of power in this relationship, so it’s time to start using it to build the partnership you crave.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings for Work
This card shows up in the middle of negotiations or when you are balancing two options. You may be facing a stalemate or truce and want to move forward.
The way through this choice is through compromise. There is a solution that will satisfy everyone. It will require unusual thinking and creativity, but your gut already knows which path to take. Trust your intuition.
Instead of acting on the problems you face at work, go deeper within yourself to see if there are other paths you could take. You may want to change your position or leave the company to find what you seek. Use your intuition and deep wisdom to find an acceptable compromise or result to benefit all parties.
If you have been looking for a new job, you may soon receive two job offers or you may have to choose between your current position and something new. Take your time with this decision. There is no need to rush. Trust your gut feeling. The right choice may not make logical sense, but it will be the right choice for you.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings for Health
The Two of Swords can indicate vision problems. It would be smart to get your eyes checked or renew your eyeglass prescription. If you have ever considered LASIK surgery (or similar), it is a wise investment you won’t regret.
If you have been suppressing your emotions or trying to keep the peace between two warring factions, you may be holding that tension in your body. The pressure will not ease until you make a decision, but take care of yourself in the meantime.
Don’t rush this decision. There is no deadline. However, you will feel light and free once the choice is made, so it’s worthwhile to make the decision sooner rather than later.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
The Two of Swords tarot card is not about action. It is about balancing two different forces, ideas, or options, and then making the decision to bring things into balance.
If you have a financial choice in front of you, trust your heart as much as your head. You need more space and time to make this decision and are not ready to act on it.
Don’t be pressured by outside forces to make a quick decision. If you decide quickly, you will regret it. There is no reason to rush. Just because something looks good on paper doesn’t mean it’s the right decision for you. Trust your intuition. It will never lead you astray.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
If you have been trying to control or reign in your emotions and your intuition, stop.
Your emotions and your intuition are the path. They are the way to the solution you seek. Your problems and challenges can only be solved by going within and accessing your higher power.
This higher power is your inner mentor. Everyone has one.
Consider this higher power as the best, wisest, and kindest version of your future self. Go within. What advice does this wise, kind, and knowing Future You have? You already know the answer and you can trust yourself.