Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Stalemate. In two minds.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
The suit of Swords represents the realm of the mind, clarity of thought and discernment, but also the flip side of how we can let the fears of our thoughts sometimes get the better of us.
In this image the woman’s head is disconnected from her body as it floats in a cloudy sky, with a metal band covering her eyes and two swords crossed before her, as if blocking her path. It can be quite literal to show conflicted thoughts and clouded thinking preventing clear direction when faced with a decision, which also prevents anything happening, as the two identical swords of clarity sit poised and waiting in the meanwhile.
In readings, the Two of Swords indicates a stalemate or gridlock situation, everything is stuck and nothing is moving. In relationship readings it can sometimes appear when the couple are both sitting on the fence and neither is prepared to cross the invisible line, and so it continues (noticeable when minor tiffs are also evident).
If reversed or ill-dignified, can point to duplicity, disloyalty, or can represent making a breakthrough depending upon context.
Two of Swords Tarot Card Combinations:
Two of Wands > Two of Swords: Having made an initial start it may show indecision on how to proceed further. Can represent a stand-off or stalemate in a working partnership.
Two of Swords > Eight of Cups: Suggests giving up on the matter in question and eventually walking away, disillusioned from lack of progress or inability to move something on.
Three of Pentacles > Two of Swords > Four of Cups: A work matter may have hit a road block which leaves you feeling disenchanted, no movement going forward.
Two of Cups > Three of Swords > Two of Swords: Quarrels or upsets in a close relationship leads to a standoff, no one prepared to make a move.
Two of Swords > The High Priestess: Important information will come to light that will be to your advantage, you will then be able to make a decision as to how to proceed.
Two of Swords > Justice > Ace of Swords: Applying balanced and impartial thought and then taking decisive action will help to find the way through a stalemate situation.
Justice > Two of Swords: Can represent a hold-up in a legal matter where nothing is moving.
Two of Swords> Temperance: Suggests patience and compromise may be needed to find solutions to move things forward and could take time.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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