Two of Swords
 
altBy simply looking at the depiction of the Two of Swords, we can understand this is a card that stands for achievement of balance at some cost. A blindfolded woman is balancing two heavy swords, crossing them over her chest. This is a card of calmness and reconciliation..

General meaning

You need to remember that Swords relate to ideas, beliefs, logic and reason but also to conflicts, division and defeat. The Two of Swords symbolizes an attempt to balance conflicting forces, even if only temporarily. The woman is blindfolded, which implies that sometimes it is necessary to overlook certain things if we want to achieve balance and harmony.

What is more, the swords are crossed over the heart. This is a symbol of the Swords' ideal: logic. In other words, if you're interested in balance at the moment, we must allow your mind to prevail over your feelings. Avoid emotional outbursts and all exaggerations. An important compromise may be necessary now. 

The Two of Sword teaches us the art of compromise, but what you should have in mind is that despite the apparent stillness of card, the reconciliation is only temporary. The Two of Swords represents a truce in the conflict between intersecting ideas, concepts or forces, rather than permanent peace. The situation now may have calmed down but this balance is actually very fragile. Use this time to think about your ideals and intentions and try to find a solution to the heart of the matter.

Sometimes the Two of Swords may concern our internal conflicts. The conflict between heart and mind or between different options and choices can be so severe that the person is at war with himself. In this case, the Two of Swords suggests that you can find a suitable and relieving solution. But once again, make sure you go below the peaceful surface, otherwise you will soon find yourself in a very painful situation. 


In negative position
When the Two of Swords appears upright in a negative position, it suggests that you may be overly suppressing your negative feelings (anger, sadness, frustration, etc.) in order to achieve balance, but this ins't making things any better. Express youself. Open up to others even if this entangles you to battle. Don't be afraid of the great sword, the truth.


Reversed
When the
Two of Swords appears reversed, it indicates that the two warring sides can not be reconciled. Any truce that has been established in the past collapses and conflict (ideological or practical) continues. Fight your battle with dignity and prepare youself for the worst. Finally this card may be a warning of malicious, double-faced people who are trying to trick you into a fake peace

 

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