Your Chosen Card – Two of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
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.
Keywords Upright: Peace, true friendship, rapport, composure, intimacy, tranquility, concord, tenderness, masterful self-possession, burying the hatchet, resolving differences, balancing viewpoints, making a difficult decision, looking for answers within, perfectly balanced forces, self-regulation in the expression of impulses and desires.
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.
Crowley/Thoth: Peace, a quarrel settled and resolved, peace restored but some tension remaining. Crowley objects to the Golden Dawns ‘peace restored’ because he says there has been no disturbance, and he likens this card to the negative form of a positive idea and the masterful chastity of an honorable knight.
When Two of Swords is upright 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 upright 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: In this card, a woman sits blindfolded on the shore of a body of water. She holds aloft two swords, evenly balanced. Above her hangs a crescent moon, symbolizing her changing emotional state. She may be trying to resolve conflicting feelings or attempting to choose between evenly matched options, represented by the dual swords. The tarot appears to be saying that it can help us to sort out our feelings, clarify our choices, and assist us in making more reasoned decisions. The eighteenth-century French occultist who popularized tarot, Etteilla, considered the Two of Swords as a card of rapport and affection, so the tarot may be also saying that it can bring new friendships into our lives.
Creative Tarot: As you can see, there is much to draw on from the tarot in the artistic process. What interests you in the cards will be something unique: something about you and your interests, or maybe something I miss entirely in this book. But theres no right way and no wrong way to use the cards. There are all sorts of different points of inspiration that come from the deck.
Complete Book of Tarot: Third-party readings. A querent may ask you to consult the cards for someone who is not present. Most readers believe you should only do a reading for the querent and avoid consulting the cards to garner information about someone who has not given permission, as it is tantamount to spying. The tarot is not a granny cam. In the words of Hippocrates, ‘Whatever I may happen to obtain knowledge of, if it be not proper to repeat, I will keep it sacred and secret within my own breast.’
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Tarot Triumphs: First, I take note of my reactions. The Magician appeals to me. I do not like the Devil (who does?), but I must accept his right to be here. The aim in the Fool’s Mirror system of Tarot is to accept the validity of all the cards and understand the rightful place they have in the pack. The Emperor looks very severe and has a degree of impenetrability. Having noted my reactions, I now want to go beyond them, to see their energies at work with each other, so I employ a few questions to help me: