Your Chosen Card – Two of Swords Reversed Golden Deck
When reversed, the Two of Swords indicates that some type of imbalance has disturbed your sense of self-possession. You may be at an impasse, unable to judge or decide on a correct course of action. Alternatively, you may have an urge to act on impulse without properly considering the consequences. Such superficial behavior will likely have negative consequences. There may be a disturbance in one or more of your friendships. Perhaps someone you considered a friend is involved in deceit or treachery, or you may be feeling tempted to lie to someone who trusts you.
Keywords Reversed: Disturbance of the peace, inner struggle, lack of composure, impasse, stalemate, indecision, no action possible, on the horns of a dilemma, trickery, lies, deceit, treachery, superficiality, poor self-restraint, unregulated emotions, false friendship.
Timing: 0 Libra10 Libra. Tropical, 23 September2 October. Sidereal, 17 October26 October.
Astrology: The emotional and inconstant Moon in the first decan of airy Libra, realm of the Queen of Swords (Water of Air) and Justice (Libra). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess. The airy Queen of Swords gives birth to the season of autumn at the start of Libra.
Number Symbolism: 2 – duality, partnership, choice, decision, balance, gestation.
Mathers: Friendship, valor, firmness, courage; (R) false friends, treachery, lies.
When Two of Swords is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Two of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Two of Swords is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Two of Swords using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: If you enjoy Carolyn Cushings Sacred Practices spread described earlier in this chapter, you can journal weekly about the three questions of this layout. Some people find that asking a specific question of the tarot helps them to focus on the particular images in the card and to write more meaningfully about their significance. Others prefer to meditate on a card and record their general insights and impressions. You will need to experiment to see which method works best for your learning style.
Complete Book of Tarot: The evil kitty myth: keep the cards away from cats because felines act as a drain on psychic ability.
Complete Book of Tarot: The notorious occultist Aleister Crowley compared learning the tarot to making a new set of friends. Viewing the cards as living individuals, Crowley suggested methods that enable students to form personal relationships with the entities of the tarot. The view of the individual cards as living beings may seem a bit far-fetched, but it is not so different from the Jungian view that the tarot signifies universal archetypes of the collective unconscious.
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Tarot Triumphs: When you are learning Tarot, it’s very possible that you’ll ask friends or people you know if they would like to have their cards read. As time goes on, it’s often better to wait until you’re asked, but of course at the start no one will know that you’re available to do this unless you tell them! And actively offering your services (at the beginning, definitely not for money1) can be a useful way of screening out individuals for whom you don’t feel ready or willing to read the cards. You can also phrase your invitation in such a way that you can tackle the kind of reading you feel most confident with, for instance by saying ‘I’m just getting into practice with this, and I’d like to suggest a general reading as to where things stand at present, if that’s OK.’ Or ‘Could you make it a question that is about something specific, but nothing too important to you?’ This way, you are not dealing with life-or-death situations or opening a can of worms by venturing into very sensitive territory.