The Two of Swords is the second card in the suit of Swords. Two is a common number in esoteric study and understanding; balance, two halves of one whole, male and female, good and bad. This is a balanced card; not wholly about action itself, but more focusing on what to do with the information you have.
Two of Swords in a sentence
The Two of Swords represents decisions and weighing up your options.
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Two of Swords in a time based position
Past – The Two of Swords in the Past position can represent a period of your life where you felt stuck. Decisions could be made to help you out, but you kept putting it off. We have to be aware of our actions, inaction is sometimes even the right choice, but don’t let that become a way of life. You can’t avoid everything.
Present – The Two of Swords in the present position means you should stop putting it off. Just do it. You can weigh the options up for eternity but more often than not you will regret not doing it rather than doing it and failing. Balance is that; good experiences and bad experiences are experiences. Would you rather experience things, or would you rather shy away from life?
Future – The Two of Swords in the future position reminds you of your current state of mind and personality towards tough decisions. Its something you need to tackle soon or it’ll take over your life. You can spend forever thinking about the routes your life can take, but you don’t want to. All the time you spend thinking means you’re still at the crossroads and not on the journey.
The Two of Swords in regards to life issues
Work / Education – The Two of Swords in regards to work or education means that you’ll need to make a decision in the present or near future. If you’re just graduating, are you clear about what happens next? Don’t hide away from life with distractions. With work, you need to bring up that thing that has been bugging you. Don’t hide your intentions, nobody is psychic and you need to make them clear.
Romance – If you’re already in a relationship, the Two of Swords in romance highlights the balanced aspects of the card; leading to a more fulfilling partnership. If you’re single; instead of weighing up decisions, you may be weighing up partners. If you have a choice, that is a good thing. Inside yourself, you probably know the correct choice, but you’re just playing with yourself at the moment and having fun with what could happen.
Friends – The Two of Swords in regards to friendship means things are going well. As a group, you may need a little more energy to really up the bond. Have you had a really cool idea for a while that you’d like to share with your friends? What could be the worst thing that would happen? You need to stop over thinking the potential ramifications of coming clean with your friends. They are friends for a reason.
Money – The Two of Swords in regards to finances once again turns to balance. If things are hard, check how much is going out and coming in and adapt accordingly. Stop buying things that you can easily make, and that includes meals. You can cook and prepare your own food with little effort, and you’ll be all the better for it. Don’t resort to buying through laziness. It’s also possible that you have access to more wealth than you realise, something which you will realise once you eventually make an important decision.
Health – The Two of Swords is mixed when it comes to health. Indecision isn’t a good thing if you think something is wrong. If you have even the slightest hint of ailment, then seek help. You may be fine, but please just put your mind at ease and get a second opinion. You will need to face your fears one day or another, and sooner is better than later when anything relating to health is a concern.
Spirituality and Mentality – The Two of Swords in spirituality means that now might be a good time to help others sort themselves out. You can be a great help for someone in distress right now by being an impartial voice of reason. Actively look to give advice. Look for others in distress, even if they are doing their best to hide their pain, and lend a hand.
The Two of Swords in Reverse
Sometimes in a conflict, there is simply no way that either side can win, yet they both insist on continuing the battle. This doesn’t necessarily need to involve another person; you may very well be trying to choose between two paths without coming to a decision. The longer you leave it, the more it will tear you up inside. it may very well be that both choices are negative in one way or another. If you truly need to pick one of them then look for the option which will hurt you the least, and give yourself enough time to recover.
Numerology of the Two of Swords
Two represents duality, partnership and sharing. All twos symbolise this. The Two of Swords in a numerological sense may reflect that your life is currently quite balanced, although if you are looking to improve it, there is always a way. You need to stop putting off what you need to do and convince yourself that it’ll be for the best to begin. Someone else may also be looking for help right now, keep your eyes open to see who in your life you can help. If you have a lots of Twos in a reading, it is a strong indication that your life in general is going to be okay, things could be better, they could be much worse.
Keywords for the Two of Swords
Courage, intimacy, trust, choices, deception
Other associations of the Two of Swords
As a Yes or No question: This isn’t the right time for a straight answer. Ask the same question tomorrow.