2 of Wands – 2 De Baton | Tarot de Marseille
I. The upright meaning of 2 De Baton
This is a state when a person is still a virgin, but the desires are gradually accumulating as a premise to prepare for the first experience. Sexual energy is currently passive and repressed but can be quite intense when in that state. This card may also refer to the creative potential in the pregnancy or the smoldering moment of sexual subconsciousness.
2 De Baton is inspired by a great idea and makes it ripe towards the true path to follow. Thus, this card encourages to plan and to progress. You have been able to give an idea a new dimension that will allow you to succeed. It is not just an idea anymore, because now you are going to put a plan in place to make sure that idea comes true as you wish. This Ace card also bodes well for discovery, especially when you step out of your comfort zone, explore new worlds, and try new experiences. Taking the first step may require a little courage, but it gives you confidence. You have identified your goal, and you know where you are guiding your creative process, so you have faith in the final result.
This card tells that you will begin to consider your long-term goals and aspirations and that you will plan what you need to do to achieve these ambitions. You have already made good progress, but now you feel ready for change, this time with your long-term future in mind. You may be considering overseas travel, study after graduation, or a major career change at this stage to increase your knowledge and development, and broaden your horizons beyond your current environment. Careful organization and a realistic approach will put the odds on your side to succeed in the future.
In the Tarot of Marseille, card number 2 often represents decisions of all kinds. In the case of 2 De Baton, you decide between continuing to appreciate the comfort of your habits and expanding your horizons by taking risks. You know that the world can offer you something larger or more constructive but you are also aware that to maximize this opportunity, you must leave your familiar environment. Even if you have already invested heavily in the current situation in order to develop and maximize your potential, it is imperative that you embark on this new world and explore your options. This card focuses on patience. You have already shown your willingness to make a change, so it is the time to wait patiently for feedback and see your ideas come to fruition.
II. The reversed meaning of 2 De Baton
Negative meanings of this card include sexual obstacles, shame, eternal creativity in the embryonic state, prohibitions of oppressive instincts and hindering the formation of that power. This card can bring doubts about a person’s creative and sexual abilities: intellectual thinking interferes with and impedes energy flow.
The reversed 2 De Baton means you need to start prioritizing your long-term goals, what is important to you, and what you really want to achieve. At the moment, you feel like you want a lot of things, but without considerable thinking of turning them into reality. Let’s start over again and think about what you are passionate about and why you are motivated.
You need to determine exactly what your passions are and then deduce goals to achieve. You may also be afraid to explore unknown territories despite the enormous potential for personal development and prefer to stay with what you are familiar with. The problem is that your personal development is currently hampered by your current environment and that this world has become too narrow. It is time to return to your original goal and think about the beneficial impact of risk-taking to catapult you into the vast world around.
The reversed 2 De Baton can also mean that you have overlooked some important details related to your future plan. You may have progressed at a high level but you are facing a major obstacle due to a lack of organization. You may also have placed too much faith in your success, neglecting the things that matter most. Or, the passion associated with your goal has blunted and in these conditions, you are bored and become discouraged. It is essential to rekindle that passion or start over with something that inspires you more.