Two of Swords

Hard Choice • Stalemate • Truce

The Two of Swords represents a balance of almost equal forces, like all two cards. Because it is from the suit of swords, these are powerful forces that you may have a hard time jumping over as mental hurdles. You may be finding yourself in the middle of a very tough decision with no clear outcome or fair ending. Truly open your eyes, and ask yourself what you need to do to end this stalemate. The resolution will likely bring peace for you.

The Two of Swords indicates a barrier that we create to protect ourselves. Whether you are guarding your emotions or keeping up a charade with another person, the fact of the matter is you are only pretending everything is ok. It’s time to stop avoiding the truth and make a final decision.

Both choices may seem hard, making this a deadlocked situation. The lesson behind the Two of Swords is to open your eyes. Seek more information and perspectives to help you make your choice. Burying your head in the sand will unfortunately do nothing as time continues to pass.

Two of Swords Reversed

Indecision • Blocked Emotion • Avoidance

A card of hard choices, when reversed, the Two of Swords can signify that you are caught between a rock and a hard place. It may be that you’re struggling to see the pros and cons of each decision. It can be paralyzing when you don’t know which option will lead to positive consequences.

The Two of Swords reversed can appear in a reading when there is a feeling of “damned if I do, damned if I don’t.” This card in a reversed position warns of an imbalance—be careful that any decisions are addressed in a healthy way. With the Two of Swords reversed, it can be easy to fall back to a sharp tongue to try to regain control of the situation.

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