Tarot Card Meanings

Two of Swords

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Two of Swords Keywords

UPRIGHT : Stalemates,  Difficult decisions, Denial, An impasse


The Two of Swords speaks of a decision to be made. The card shows a blindfolded woman holding two swords in each of her hands. The blindfold represents confusion and painful choices. The woman in white robe holding the two swords signifies the inability to view the situation and judge it correctly and the swords suggest a difficult choice that needs to be made now. The card shows the woman holding the swords in a perfectly balanced manner which signifies that she is using a rational approach towards the solution of her situation. A sea in the background, behind this woman, depicts her emotions while the rocky islands are symbolic to the hurdles that she is facing on her path to reach her goal. The crescent moon positioned on the right represents her intuitions and subconscious.

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The Two of Swords represents obstructions, truce, and avoidance. This card signifies the hardships you may come across in taking the right decision. It indicates that you are on the verge of making a decision or trying to escape from being on a crossroad. This may be a painful choice between two equally good options. The card symbolizes the need to unblock your emotions and remove the barriers that seem to be preventing your growth.


The appearance of upright Two of Swords indicates a stalemate while making big decisions. You may be feeling stuck or unclear about the choices you need to make. The card is warning you to keep your heart and mind in one direction as this may not be the time to hold up your decisions. Two of Swords in the upright position is also pointing towards the need to balance and rationalize your thoughts so that you can view the situation as a whole. This card reflects your fear of getting hurt or facing unexpected setbacks. You may be in the mode of continuous denial which is due to the fact that you are unable to accept the reality. The Two of Swords encourages you to take the stand and overcome all the fears leading to your indecisiveness. The card suggests that you may be unwilling to express your emotions but building a wall between yourself and the outer world may not be the right solution to your problems.


The reversed Two of Swords represents indecisiveness indicating the emotional stress that affects your intellectual abilities. You may feel like you have run out on the road and the fear of negative consequences may be holding you from moving towards making informed decisions. You are surrounded by extra information which feels like a burden on your mind and is the root cause of the delay in making the right choices. As a consequence of which, you will ultimately end up postponing things for later.

The card inspires you to listen to and trust your intuition. The reversed appearance of Two of Swords also suggests that whatever be the situation, the truth will triumph. You may finally be able to see the truth and find the perfect time to proceed with your decisions.


This card in love Tarot brings its indecisiveness in your love life as well and you are stuck in a situation where you have to choose between two prospective relationships. You are advised to take time to analyze the current situation and options and then make the right decision. The card also indicates that you and your partner are currently deciding on how to take your relationship forward.

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