| Two of Swords Keywords UPRIGHT: Difficult decisions, weighing up options, an impasse, avoidance |
REVERSED: Indecision, confusion, information overload, stalemate
Two of Swords Description The Two of Swords shows a blindfolded woman, dressed in a white robe, holding two crossed swords. The blindfold over her eyes tell us that the woman is confused about her plight and that she can see neither the problem nor the solution clearly. She may also be missing relevant information that would make her decision much clearer if she were to obtain it. The swords she holds are in perfect balance, suggesting that she is weighing her thoughts and addressing both sides of the situation to find the best resolution. Behind the woman is a body of water dotted with rocky islands. The water represents the emotions and, while the Suit of Swords traditionally associates with the mind and intellect, its presence shows that the woman must use both her head and her heart to weigh her options. The islands represent obstacles in her path and suggest that her decision is not as clear-cut as it seems. She will have to consider the situation as a whole. The crescent moon to her right is a sign that this woman needs to trust her intuition as she makes her choice. You may find that you lack the information you need to make the right decisions. You may be missing critical pieces of information that would help guide you in a particular direction. Research your options more, seek outside opinions and feedback, and ask yourself what you might be missing. Make your choices with your best intentions, fully aware of the possible consequences. Avoidance will lead to greater conflict and stagnation. Ask the Tarot: What do I consider as I make this decision?