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2 of Swords Tarot Card Meaning


The image of 2 of Swords Tarot Card.

At a center of the card, a blindfolded person holds two metal swords, one in each hand. Their arms are crossed covering the heart.

2 of Swords Highlights

  • Inability to make a decision
  • Impasse, stalemate and fear of facing the truth
  • Withdrawal after a fight or disagreement
  • Taking time to reflect and meditate
  • Keeping each other at arm’s length
  • Signing legal documents

The Meaning of the 2 of Swords

2 of Swords often describes a moment in our lives when we seem to be caught up in a stalemate. The balance is maintained because we choose not to involve ourselves in conflicts and disagreements, which may not however resolve our issues. We may be stuck between a rock and hard place, unable to make a decision. Afraid to address the situation, we cover our heart and eyes to protect ourselves from disappointment.

In relation to other people, 2 of Swards will mean that we “agree to disagree” or simply refuse to talk to each other about the issue.

On a spiritual level, the card can depict a moment when we retrieve within to calm our emotions and thoughts and gain inner balance. 2 of Swords can quite literally signify meditation, when we tune out all of the turmoils of the outside world and find stillness and peace within.

2 of Swords tarot card is connected to the Justice card (both represent balance and reason) and its appearance may signal signing legal documents or contracts.

2 of Swords as Advice Card

As advice card, 2 of swords suggests that we should lay our feelings aside and take our time to look inwards in order to balance our conflicting emotions. During times of heightened anxiety, the card calls for us to sit back and use the power or our mind to find inner peace. If we are faced with a discord in our relationship, the card suggests to weigh in all facts and use our analytical skills to understand both sides of the argument. Perhaps, by understanding the issue from different angles, you will be able to reconcile the opposites.

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