The Two of Wands tarot card is a positive card that stands for a period of excitement and hopeful waiting. You have an idea for a new creative project, but before you bring it to life, you need to plan and lay the groundwork, and that’s what the Two of Wands is all about.
This card shows you will have favorable prospects ahead if you take control of the situation. You must wait, plan, and make wise decisions to bring your visions to life.
Always remember that there is more than one option ahead of you, so do your research, strategize, and create a roadmap for the future. Follow up with decisive action and choose your path.
When you see the Two of Wands card reversed, it can tell you to focus on yourself and your personal goals. You might need to go back to the beginning and start all over again, but the important thing is to stay true to yourself.
What makes you happy and fulfilled, and how can you bring your vision to life? You may be scared to move forward because you fear the unknown, but there is great potential ahead if you’re bold enough to take the plunge.
The reversed Two of Wands card can also represent a lack of planning and forethought. For things to work out, you must first lay the proper groundwork. But try to avoid over-analyzing and getting stuck in the planning stage.
Eventually, you’ll have to take action. If you’re deciding between courses of action, take a step back, ask yourself what you want, and see what’s standing in your way. Once you have clarity, you can start with the next steps.
Reading this reversed card using the “blocked/restricted” meaning
Alright, let’s jump into how to read your reversed Two of Wands card. First, you can use the “blocked/restricted” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for an obstacle standing in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Two of Wands, this means something is blocking your ability to plan and get started. What’s keeping you from making a decision and getting organized?
Say you pull the reversed Two of Wands card thinking about your idea to start a podcast. You own an energy consultant company and want to start a podcast discussing clean energy options.
You joined together with a few friends who are also entrepreneurs, and the plan was to start recording last month. But your friends are distracted by other projects, and nothing has gotten done. You want to start recording episodes on your own and inviting other people to join, but you’re afraid your partners will get mad if you go ahead without them.
Here, the reversed Two of Wands card tells you not to let other people stand in the way of your vision. If they’re not serious about this project, they won’t be much help to you.
Start by communicating with the people involved and see if they’re serious. Come up with a hard deadline for the first recording session and stick to it.
If your friends don’t join you, it’s perfectly fine to record it alone and start finding new people. It’s likely your friends will want to join in once you gain some steam, so keep an eye out for people who are truly excited about this project and can help you move forward.
Reading this reversed card using the “opposite” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Two of Wands card is using the “opposite” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for the opposite of the card’s upright meaning.
With the Two of Wands, instead of planning, you’re jumping into things without thinking first. Take a step back to get focused before making more decisions.
For example, you might pull the reversed Two of Wands thinking about your new friend group. You moved to Houston last year after living in New York all your life, and you don’t know anyone.
So you joined a group on social media hoping to make friends. But the group you joined was already well-established and there is a ton of drama. Many people have dated each other previously or have issues with each other.
You’ve started taking sides and talking about people behind their backs even though you don’t know the full situation. Really, you just want to make friends, so you’re saying whatever people want to hear.
Here, the reversed Two of Wands card tells you to tread carefully and be more thoughtful. Entering this group as someone who takes sides and talks badly about people isn’t a good look.
You’ll taint your reputation before anyone even gets to know you and have to start all over. The next time drama comes up, try to stay out of it. Instead, look for real friends with whom you have things in common.
Pretending you’re someone you’re not might work for a little while, but eventually, everything will come to light. You’re better off being yourself and making true friends, rather than trying to please the whole group.
Reading this reversed card using the “worse” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Two of Wands card is with the “worse” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you take the card’s upright meaning and put it in a negative light.
For the Two of Wands, this means you’re taking the time to plan, but maybe you’re getting stuck there, afraid to make a decision and move forward.
Say you pull the reversed Two of Wands card thinking about your son. You have a two-year-old boy and you and your husband decided it’s time for him to start getting out into the world a bit.
He’s been at home with you since he was born, and the two of you don’t have many people you hang out with. The pediatrician recommended he start interacting with kids his age, so you started looking at options.
You’ve considered part-time daycare, joining mom groups online, or setting up playdates with your neighbors, but you’re having a hard time pulling the trigger on any of them. You get so caught up in all the benefits and drawbacks of each option that you’re not sure which one to go with and end up doing nothing.
Here, the reversed Two of Wands card tells you that things don’t have to be so “all or nothing.” You can enroll your son in part-time daycare and make new mom friends. And if you don’t like the daycare experience, your son doesn’t have to keep going.
Try just doing one thing first to get your feet wet and see what’s out there. Connect with a fellow mom and set up a time to go to the park together or out to lunch with the kids. Once you jump in, you’ll see there are tons of options that will work for you and your little one.
Reading this reversed card using the “no/not” meaning
Finally, you can use the “no/not” meaning to read your reversed Two of Wands card. When you read your cards like this, you put a “no” or a “not” in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Two of Wands, this can mean “no progress.” You might be putting in a lot of effort, but you’re not seeing results. It might be best to use your energy elsewhere.
For example, say you pull the reversed Two of Wands card thinking about your dating life. You’ve been pursuing a girl for a while, trying everything to get her attention.
You follow all her social media accounts and leave sweet comments and send messages. The two of you also have some friends in common, and every time you see her out, you put in a lot of effort, showing her you’re very interested and available.
She’s flirty with you, but she’s never shown real interest. Still, you keep telling yourself you’re getting close, and eventually, she’ll come around.
Here, the reversed Two of Wands card tells you that your energy should be reciprocated. Even though you like this girl, it’s been a while now, and she’s clearly not interested. Odds are that she’s just being nice because you have some friends in common.
Don’t continue wasting effort on someone who only sees you as a friend because it will bring nothing but heartache. Try looking for someone who likes you for who you are and build a relationship rather than chasing someone who doesn’t care. You’ll be much happier in the long run.