Two of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Business partnership, initial progress.
Two of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
Just as the Ace begins something, the Two follows and leads to a sense of continuity. The Two of Wands can show that you’re starting to make initial progress, usually with something in the early stages of development.
The Two of Wands is the main card I look for to indicate a business partnership, although this doesn’t always need to be in a formal (contractual) sense; the two brings a second energy into play and this can be negotiations or working with others, collaborating together as you combine your energy and talents towards a goal.
A number of Tarot readers see the Three of Wands as the card of partnership or working with others. The Two naturally evolved into this meaning for me through the experience of studying results from readings.
In the Gilded Tarot the forked path often makes people consider the meaning to be connected to a choice, although I usually see that as within the progress as someone moves forward, rather than the primary meaning. The two Wands are fixed into the ground as the man moves toward them, representing the idea or new beginning from the Ace starting to take root and become established.
If reversed or ill-dignified, the Two of Wands stalls plans, or could indicate a troublesome working relationship with (an)others.
Similar or supporting cards: Two of Pentacles (balancing more than one energy) Temperance (cooperation)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Two of Swords (stalemate) Hanging Man (non-movement, Three of Swords (separation) Five of Wands (rivalry, obstacles)
Two of Wands Tarot Card Combinations:
As the card can suggest working with others, watch for Kings or Queens in close proximity to indicate the personality type of the other(s) involved.
> Five of Wands: difficulty in working partnership with opposing views, working against each other.
Two of Cups > Two of Wands: ‘mom and pop’ business, partnership in love and work.
> Three of Swords: Quarrels and upheavals in a business partnership.
Emperor > Six of Pentacles > Two of Wands: Angel investor, or possible silent partner (may also be shown by a King of Queen instead of Emperor)
> Five of Swords: Working partner that can’t be trusted, devious.
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