Two of swords is part of the minor arcana group. This card depicts a blindfolded woman wearing a white robe. The woman holds a sword in each hand. Her arms form a cross as she points the blades in a diagonal direction. The swords are held at the same certain amount of balance and angle. You can say that the woman symmetrically arranges them. The woman seems to be in deep meditation as her surroundings help in maintaining the calm atmosphere.
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In the background is an ocean with rocks and islands part of it. The moon is also found high up in the sky, above the woman. The atmosphere is clean, spotless, and blue, and heaven reflects the calm waters.
Two of Swords Upright Keywords
- Difficult decisions
- Weighing up options
- Difficult choices
- Stuck in the middle
- Hidden information
- Time to think
- Coming to crossroads
- Sitting on the fence
- Painful decisions
- Inability to see the truth
- Blocked emotions
- Facing fears
- Being torn between two relationships
Two of Swords Reversed Keywords
- Too much information
- No right choice
- Truth revealed
- Emotional detachment
- Emotional turmoil
- Overwhelming emotions
- Mental turmoil
Two of Swords General Meaning
The woman in the image is wearing a white robe/ dress that is representative of purity. The woman is innocent and naive. She must be heedless of the things around her. In addition, her eyes are covered by a blindfold. This symbolizes that she is confused and her vision is compromised. It’s either she doesn't see the problem, the solution, or both. Although the woman exhibits a confused person, she remains calm and balanced.
She holds the swords up in a diagonal position, crossing her arms. The two swords symbolizes the choices she has to choose from. She is carefully weighing the choices in her hands. The woman is reasonable and logical. She carefully weighs both her choices and assesses which option she should choose. She considers which sword she will pick. The blades are also a symbol of intellect. They can be representations of her thoughts.
She might have things in her mind, but she’s having a hard time visualizing them. Therefore, she uses her intellect to select the right choice. In the background, an ocean can be seen.
The water symbolizes the calm nature of the woman. It also tells us about the flow of her thoughts. The rocks can symbolize the hurdles along the way. Just like how a boat avoids rocks when sailing, you should also be careful of these things. Refrain from letting these rocks disrupt your smooth sail.
Adding up to the calm atmosphere is the crescent moon that shines brightly above her. This is a sign of her intuition and a light to her thoughts. The moon is incomplete therefore symbolizing her thought process. All in all, this card emphasizes the hardship of decision-making.
Two of Swords (Upright) Meaning
Two of swords speaks of a decision you need to make. Decision-making is a bit more tricky than you think. There are a lot of factors in the decision, especially if you have things at stake. This card shows that you are not sure of what to decide. You are confused and in deep thought of whether what decision will gain the best outcome. By using your intellect and intuition, you should select the best decision in the given situation.
In this case, it’s best to use both your mind and your heart. Feelings, although often mistaken as impulsive, they are also essential. Your gut feel is usually pointing to something and sending you messages of some sort. Although you can weigh things and be smart about decision-making, you may still be oblivious of some things. You do not see the entirety of the situation, and it’s contributing to your decision-making struggles.
It’s essential to take a bold step and remove the blindfolds off. The blindfold can be a representative of your fear of making the decision. Perhaps you are worried about the consequences. Do not be afraid to take the blindfold off and see a clearer view of the whole situation. This will significantly help you with decision-making.
This card can also signify your refusal to make a choice. However, this is just temporary. You are just dragging the situation out. Sooner or later, you must make a move. In situations like these, you need to assess whether it’s worth the drag and the stress. Make a sound decision for yourself. Acting upon what you decide on is a step closer to your triumph.
Two of Swords (Upright) in In Love and Relationship
If you are in a relationship, you and your partner might be experiencing frequent fights and arguments lately. Both of you have a different point of views and has difficulty in deciding for your relationship. Perhaps, both of you need time alone or space for you to think and grow. You need to both weigh all the variables to be able to make a sound decision. This card can also indicate the fear of confrontation.
Maybe you and your partner are just sitting on the fence. Perhaps because you both are afraid to talk about the future of the relationship. You are both worried that it may only lead to pain, whatever the decision is. If you are single, this card can also represent a choice you have to make. Perhaps you are confused and choosing over two potential lovers. This situation can be challenging, but you need to use everything you got to make the best decision.
Two of Swords (Upright) in Career and Finance
Similar to the Knight of Swords tarot, Two of swords speaks of a misunderstanding and conflict at your workplace. This situation can be causing anxiety and stress to you. You may be put in a position where you need to choose from your colleagues with different opinions. This can be a cause of further chaos, so you may choose to be impartial and neutral.
This card can also speak a decision you need to make about your career. You may have been struggling in choosing between two career paths. Although it sounds incredible that you have choices, this decision is crucial because it will be long-term.
Whatever you may choose will be your career for maybe the rest of your life. You need to weigh the pros and cons well to have no regrets in the end. You need to gather up information for you to be able to make the best possible decision. In the financial aspect, this card can address your tendency to be in denial. Perhaps you are avoiding seeing your financial situation because of anxiety. In the case of economic decisions, it’s best to look at it and study more about it.
You may have to make decisions, and it’s beneficial if you knew the basics. Financial decisions can be tricky, but you can always seek support. Look around to see a clearer vision of your plans.
Two of Swords (Upright) in Health
This card speaks of a blockage in the flow of emotion. These blockages can cause harmful effects on your health. Perhaps you are suppressing your feelings to the point of no return. This is causing you discomfort and uneasiness.
These pent-up emotions that overwhelm you can also cause physical manifestations. If you have been struggling with these types of issues, it’s best to see a doctor. Take care of your emotional health. Take care of yourself in general because everything is connected, and they affect your health as a whole.
Two of Swords (Upright) in Spirituality
This card indicates that your vision might be pretty blurry in the case of choosing a spiritual path. This card encourages you to regain the balance in yourself. It would help if you reconnected deeper and tune in clearly. When you do, this will help provide a clearer view of your best choice.
Two of Swords (Reversed) Meaning
This card in reverse also speaks of a difficult decision to make. The choices seem to be problematic when chosen. And so, you feel stuck and stagnated. You are in a difficult place as you can’t seem to make the right decision. Similar to Two of Wands, this card in reverse also speaks of your lack of information. Perhaps you do not have all the variables to weigh your situation. This is getting into you, and so you feel anxious to make a choice.
You might be facing a situation with no end in sight. You may be in an ongoing struggle with a friend or a colleague. Both parties do not see the importance of communicating and the whole picture. As a result, this can lead to fallout and breaking relationships.
This card can also speak of you trying to be a peacemaker between two parties in your life. However, you may just be contributing to the tension causing the chaos to grow. You need to choose your battles. If you think you don’t have a role to play in that situation, it’s better to leave it to them.
Two of Swords (Reversed) in Love and Relationship
If you are in a relationship, this card speaks of emotional turmoil and difficulty in making choices. Perhaps there is a situation in your relationship that requires your decision. However, you have been overwhelmed with emotions and have become indecisive. These overwhelming feelings are pulling you further and further away from your partner. You might feel detached from the relationship. This can be a significant issue as time passes by and may lead to a fallout without intervention.
Being indecisive and just putting some band-aid on the wound can lead to pent-up emotions. When these emotions overflow, the pent-up feelings can shift to anger and hatred. If you have something to say, it’s best to communicate.
If you are single, this card speaks of anxiety in terms of dating. Perhaps you have experienced something unfortunate in the past. This experience is causing you to shut your doors and let nobody in your life. You are still in the process of getting yourself together from the past relationship you had. It’s essential to take the time you need before getting yourself into a relationship. Wait until you are ready so you refrain from hurting anyone.
Two of Swords (Reversed) in Career and Finance
Two of swords in reverse can speak of the tension at work getting higher and higher. You might feel like you are stuck. It seems as if whatever decision you will make will both put you in the wrong place. Take your time and do not decide impulsively. Gather facts and information.
On the other hand, this can indicate big responsibility at work. Perhaps you are in charge of making a big decision like leading projects and choosing from careers. You are doing your best to make the right decision. However, this can cause an overload that can affect your well-being.
In the financial aspect, a ray of hope is entering your life. You are now more informed about your financial decisions. You have become more grounded as time passes by. Your vision is becoming more apparent, and you seem to see the bigger picture now. For these, you can make a sounder decision now.
This card in reverse can also mean you are having trouble absorbing information. This card in reverse advises you to take it slow and take your time.
Two of Swords (Reversed) in Health
Reversed two of swords can indicate your difficulty in finding balance. You may find it challenging to balance your emotions and thoughts. These may be taking a toll on your health. Spend time to take care of yourself.
Two of Swords (Reversed) in Spirituality
This card in reverse can indicate information overload. You might be overdoing and overstraining yourself in improving and learning. Spiritual growth has its own pace too. Try to find yours and do not force anything.
Two of Swords: YES or NO?
Two of swords is a card of being unable to make a decision yet. Despite having information, this card encourages one to find more to make a sound decision. This card encourages the nurturing of balance in assessing your choices. Because of these, there is NO EXACT answer to your yes or no question. Perhaps you may have to stick with ‘maybe.’ Nevertheless, this card urges you to assess and weigh all variables before making a decision.