Two Of Swords – Witches Tarot Deck
I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Two of Swords Witches Tarot
- Upright keywords: The heart and the mind are not in sync, set unhealthy boundaries, suppress your true feelings, act for the balance of mind and heart, weigh your options.
- Reversed keywords: Forced to face your repressed emotions, conflict, injustice, stubbornness.
II. Meaning of the Two of Swords Witches Tarot
On the Two of Swords Witches Tarot, there is a straight brown-haired woman with bangs on her forehead sitting on a stone bench in front of a calm lake at dusk. In the distance is a beautiful mountain range. The crescent moon hovers in the twilight sky. The woman is blindfolded. Her arms are crossed in front of her chest. Her hands rest on her shoulders as if protecting her heart or withdrawing herself. She is wearing an ivory dress with a blue border. Although she appears fierce and wary, she is by no means a victim. She knows everything around her. By wearing a blindfold, she calmly relies on her other advanced senses to warn of danger. Her sleeves fit snugly at the wrists, allowing her hands to be comfortable for handling the sword. She is ready to swing her arms if needed.
The image of the woman is depicted at dusk because she is in a mid-state. Her back is turned towards the moon and water to show that she has turned her back on her emotions or at least detached them for a while. Small bunches of lavender grow on either side of the stone bench. In the language of flowers, lavender symbolizes doubt which is suiting this woman. Similarly, lavender is associated with the element of air and protection when grown in the Witch’s garden. Two fairies fly over the lavender bunch on each side of the woman. Interestingly, the fairies face towards the lake as if they are helping the woman observe from behind.
III. Message of the Two of Swords Witches Tarot
When Two of Swords Witches Tarot appears in a Tarot spread, it is a warning that you have blocked your heart and emotions and are holding them back. You are literally rejecting what is right in front of you. Your heart says one thing while your mind says another. The water in this card represents your emotions and their repression. Since the woman turns her back on her feelings, you need to know that you are blocked off and have to withdraw. You may think you have balance, but you don’t have self-confidence. Look at the situation from both sides and consider your options. Setting boundaries is a good thing, but don’t close yourself off to people. Be like the water and the sword in this card. Be as calm and reflective as water as you go through this and as balanced as two swords as when you take action.
In the Two of Swords Witches Tarot, we see a woman in a defensive position placing two swords crossed in front of her chest. Her rigid posture shows that she is struggling to control her own emotions. She will resist any approach from the outside. “No one enters this kingdom, and no one leaves”, seems to be what she meant.
The Two of Swords Witches Tarot is about the barriers we put on and create within ourselves, separating ourselves from others. Inwardly, we stop our emotions and refuse to feel them. We avoid looking at the truth and pretending that everything is fine. We think this way but feel the other way. We try to maintain the status quo at all costs even though we know that we should have accepted and faced reality.
The Two of Swords Witches Tarot often appears when you are not ready to accept certain truths about yourself or hide from the reality of the situation. What do you really feel? Are you fighting to feel weak because you think you might get hurt? Are you angry even when you are smiling on the outside? What are you refusing to see? Notice the blindfold on the woman’s face, she cannot see the truth or even perceive the troubles she is facing.
The most common barrier for a person is a closed heart. When we cut off the flow of our emotions, we also cut off the flow of love so that they cannot grow out anymore. Sometimes this action is necessary, but it always comes with a hefty price. Every time we close our hearts, we will always find it is harder to open them again. The deadlock situation is another barrier between people. When two sides are tied in their positions, i.e. separating from each other instead of understanding each other, it can be considered a deadlock situation. To break that situation, one must break out of his own defensive wall and listen to one other. The lesson from the Two of Swords Witches Tarot is that barriers are not the answer. We must open our hearts if we want to seek peace and wholeness.
IV. The Two of Swords Witches in a Tarot spread
The Swords suit in the Minor Arcana indicates your communication problems. On the Two of Swords, we can see a woman with her back to the lake holding two silver swords crossed her chest. She is facing us, but her eyes are covered; She almost ignores all information from her surroundings. The Two of Swords Witches Tarot represents indecisiveness caused by fear holding back your true thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, we feel like we are trapped, which is part of human nature. Many times we are in a state of stagnation which can either emotionally or mentally make making important decisions almost impossible. We feel that no one will listen to what we are really thinking or consider it important. The Two of Swords is like an alarm bell, reminding us that we are holding ourselves back and encouraging us to reorient our thoughts so we can move forward.
The Two of Swords Witches Tarot is often a card about cooperation and balance. It usually refers to a “partnership” with another person (rather than with a group of people). This card represents the need to give and receive. None of us is always right, and everyone can, in some way, give something. Let’s understand the balance aspect of your life and your “partner”.
Overall, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot tells us that your relationships may not be adequate, whether it is friendship, love, or business. However, you should consider your role in this relationship(s) equally, as well as think about whether you are being treated fairly by your partner(s). If not, it might be time to bring things back into balance. This will almost certainly require open communication from you. Nothing can be changed without effort.
If appearing with the High Priestess or with the Hanged Man, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot is a sign that you lack communication about your thoughts and feelings. It is important that you be honest and firm in your words and actions with others, otherwise, the consequences will not be favorable later. When the Two of Swords and the Magician appear together, you should be honest with yourself about what is holding you back. Moreover, tricking others into giving you what you want is not a good way to keep a healthy relationship.
In terms of work, you may be waiting forever for a work-related decision from someone else. Try to be patient and reasonable. If you have done your part well, things might work out in your favor. Make sure you do what needs to be done wisely. If not, find a way to explain or make up for your shortcomings. It shows that you are responsible for what you do.
In terms of love, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot is a good omen, especially for your committed relationship. This card indicates that your love is stable and harmonious in which both of you will treat each other fairly. If you are looking for love, take a serious look at yourself and what emotions are out of your control that you need to deal with. People can predict the state of despair before it actually happens, and that is a crucial turning point. A partner does not make you complete, instead, he/she is just a companion, adorning the big picture that has been drawn by yourself. Don’t look outward when you want to find your own happiness. Once you understand, the relationship you really want and need will come.
In terms of finances, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot shows demand for balance and prudence. Make sure you spend your money wisely in the right place and on the right thing. Avoiding problems will not help to solve them. If you need extra income, remember that you can make it happen. All you need to do is to be creative. The easiest thing to do is probably cut off some of your expenses. Are you spending on things that are absolutely unnecessary? Try to balance your spending. If you need help doing that, ask someone you can trust.
In terms of health, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot refers to paying close attention to the emotions of the querent. How do you feel about the things or people currently involved in your life? Take notes and say these things to someone you trust. This can lead to a positive breakthrough for your health. Keep your mind open and remember that it is very important to balance your routine right now. Eat well, get enough sleep, exercise moderately, and drink enough water.
In terms of spirituality, the Two of Swords Witches Tarot shows that you are on a more balanced and positive path than you think. Stick to what you believe in and how you see things, even if your standpoint does not work for everyone.
The Two of Swords Witches Tarot in reverse is a card about cooperation and balance. It is finally time to open your heart and to develop deep and meaningful relationships. That relationship can take place on a personal or higher level. However, you will still need to keep an eye on other aspects of your life, such as work, love, etc. The reversed Two of Swords tells us that relationships of any kind in your life are likely to become deeper and more valuable to you. However, be careful not to put too much expectation and attention on any certain relationship. You still have other priorities in your own life.