Two of Swords

Meaning of the Two of Swords Tarot Card

A blindfolded woman holds two crossed swords in front of her. You’ll often see a crescent moon in the sky above her. Sometimes you will see the ocean as part of the background.

Two of Swords Tarot Card Upright Meaning

Swords are the suit most closely associated with intellect, but water (like the ocean behind her) is associated with emotions. When you see the Two of Swords in a reading, you may be in a situation demanding that you choose between your head and heart. Indecision may be paralyzing you. You might also be feeling some deep emotional turmoil but are putting walls up around yourself to keep from dealing with it directly.

Two of Swords Upright Keywords: indecision, head versus heart, passiveness, hidden emotions, emotionally walled off

Two of Swords Tarot Reversed Meaning

A decision has been made, though not necessarily by you. Either way, the blinders are off and you have a clear view of the next step to take. You may get a sudden insight into an emotional issue you had a hard time understanding.

Two of Swords Reversed Keywords: seeing clearly, making a decision, dealing with your emotions, an epiphany