Learn the meaning of the Two of Swords Tarot card
The Two of Swords is the second card in the Court where Swords reign supreme. In this case we no longer have one sword, but two, which are in the hands of an androgynous person sitting on the edge. This character is dressed in gray clothing and is blindfolded, so he cannot see the reality that surrounds him. The Two of Swords symbolizes making a decision between different possibilities, but also that there are not one, as in the case of the Ace of Swords, but two sides to the issue. The Two of Swords is also quite strongly associated with the power of intellect as indicated by the visible sickle of the moon in the cloudless sky. The Two of Swords is also very often associated with a kind of isolation resulting from external pressure and the need to make a choice. However, the right decision on this card can only be made with the help of a clear mind, which in turn requires silence and calm. After a period of conflict and the ensuing battle, it is time for a cease-fire, or even to cut yourself off from the world in order to recuperate and be able to reassess the current situation. The Two of Swords also indicates emotional blockage, frigidity, and sometimes physical illness.
In an upright position, the Two of Swords indicates that you are blocking your emotions and using only logic in your current situation. In itself, however, it does not portend negative events, but rather a time of calm and harmony in which it should be easier for you to make the right decisions. The upright Two of Swords can speak of communication, where we are able to see the needs of both parties. Sometimes, however, it can also indicate a brief lull in the matter in question, or a suspension of communication. The Two of Swords in an upright position is most likely to appear when there is a need to make some kind of a choice and in such a situation it encourages you to study the matter carefully especially if there are some formal issues involved. The upright Two of Swords also sometimes indicates passivity and waiting for things to happen. Although the card may talk about avoiding making a decision, each decision may be right in its own way. The upright Two of Swords reminds us that making decisions is integral to our growth and the journey of life ahead, and encourages us to let go of our fears and anxieties.
The Two of Swords in an upright position in love matters foretells a period when you will get a chance to come to a compromise and mutual understanding. Very often this card also points to problems present in your relationship that you cannot cope with. Their resolution is only possible with the help of sincere communication between you and your other half. The upright Two of Swords also foretells making decisions and even entering into legal agreements that are important to both of you. On the other hand, however, it may also indicate in some aspects closing off on your partner, lack of concession and avoidance of making any decisions. This in turn may bring your current relationship to a stalemate, where you stand at the crossroads of your future together. Very often the upright Two of Swords comes up as a decision card and indicates a problem with making a choice between two people. The Two of Swords is a decision card, but if it comes to it, it will be through unscrupulous and cold calculation. For single people, the upright Two of Swords indicates a certain amount of fear or isolation that may prevent you from meeting new people and building a lasting relationship. It is also very likely that when you see the Two of Swords in an upright position you are oscillating between two relationship offers.
When reversed, the Two of Swords indicates very often an inability to make the right decision or some delay in the matter you are asking about. In the case of intimate relationships it is also a symbol of unfaithfulness to your partner. The reversed Two of Swords indicates hypocritical behavior with regard to other people in your life or their attitude towards you. The Two of Swords reversed is a card of escape from reality that may be overwhelming you in your current situation. Everything could be related to a sense of fear, worry, and stress that you may be experiencing with your current problems. The Two of Swords in reversed position may also indicate a person who is emotionally cold or even completely devoid of feelings, who is guided in their actions only by cold calculation. The opposite may also be true, and in such a situation the reversed Two of Swords indicates a need for distance. In certain circumstances, the card may also herald the moment when you finally see the truth. This is also a time to finally move forward after a period of isolation and contemplation.
The Two of Swords in a reversed position indicates a complete lack of communication in your current relationship and the problems that surround it. However, if you make any decisions in this situation you will feel a strong sense of fear of the consequences that it may bring. The Two of Swords reversed is a symbol of growing tension around you, especially in relation to love affairs. All of this can paralyze you and further prevent you from doing anything to improve your current situation and resolve your problems. For single people, the Two of Swords in a reversed position symbolizes experiencing difficulties in new relationships. This may be due to your fear of opening up emotionally to another person. The Two of Swords reversed may also indicate that you are wondering which partner and relationship will be right for you. However, when you make a logical assessment you will find that none of them are. The Two of Swords reversed reminds you that making a decision will always be better than trying to put it off. For this reason, it is important to reject passivity and make a choice before fate does it for you. Often all of the events at this card happen on the mental field and without the involvement of others.
2 of Swords, Two of Spades, 2 of Spades
Lifestyle, reasonable settlement, compromise
Suspension, emotional blockade, cutting off from the world and people, hostility, emotional frigidity, illness, confinement
Falsehood, hypocrisy, infidelity, vindictiveness, intolerance, confinement to one's rigid views, refusal to look at oneself, the world and situations differently, running away from people