Your Chosen Card – Two of Swords Reversed Thoth 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.
Etteilla: Friendship, rapport, affection, tenderness, attraction, affinity, intimacy; (R) falsity, deceit, lying, imposture, trickery, superficiality.
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 Thoth 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.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The Golden Dawns idea was straightforward. In Western astrology, the zodiac is based on the seasons of the year. Working with the cards numbered two through ten in each of the four suits, the Golden Dawn assigned:
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Two of Swords suggests that your inner state is calm and finely balanced. You are able to review your options and take reasoned decisions against a backdrop of changing circumstances and varying emotions. If youve had differences with others, you can see the value in resolving differences and burying the hatchet. This state of peace and self-possession characterizes the rapport you feel with your closest friends. True friendship is based on the tender and honest balancing of the needs, wishes, and feelings of both parties.
Complete Book of Tarot: The Italian artists who painted the first tarot decks added a fifth, or trump, suit to the four standard suits to create a deck for playing a game similar to modern bridge. The early tarot decks varied in the total number of cards contained. As the tarot deck continued to evolve, the total number of cards eventually settled at seventy-eight.
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Complete Book of Tarot: A need to return to the lesson of the previous card in the sequence (an idea of Paul Fenton-Smith).