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Two of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:



Staying calm. 

Avoiding to rock the boat.

Staying out of trouble.

Avoiding getting emotionally involved.

Being objective and impartial.

Being passive in an attempt to keep the peace.

Avoiding conflicts. 

Acting uninterested.




Unnecessary drama.

Symbolism in Two of Swords tarot card

The blindfolded woman symbolises inability to see clearly what is going on. The two swords symbolise objectivity and impartiality. The two swords form a cross symbolising strategic thinking. The sea filled with rocks and crags represents obstacles to ships, symbolising difficulties in communicating on an emotional level. The waxing moon symbolises a time for conceptualised ideas.

Two of Swords tarot card and Astrology

Moon (High Priestess) in Libra (Justice)

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Two of swords in a general reading

Two of Swords is the tarot card for compromise, passiveness, keeping the peace (as in not rocking the boat), stalemate, indecision and avoiding conflict. The passiveness of this card is temporary as you will not be in this state forever. You are waiting to see what your options are, and bidding your time for a better result before taking appropriate action. Two of swords tarot card often shows up when the Seeker is afraid of showing people what they really stand for in fear of upsetting others.

In situations, Two of swords speak of facts, laws and regulations. It speaks of those things that can be proven and measured, things that can be used as evidence.

Two of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Two of swords tarot card denotes the Seeker wants to be an equal in a relationship, and they avoid conflicts to the best of their ability. Sometimes Two of swords denotes the Seeker is unable to see a suitable partner who is right in front of them.

Two of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Two of swords tarot card indicates legal work, work in peacekeeping and diplomacy. Two of swords in a career reading speaks of cooperation. Two of swords can also signify a hairdresser.

Two of swords as Feelings

Two of swords as feelings can mean the Seeker feels a bit emotionally disconnected. They feel the need to understand what is going on on an intellectually level before they trust their feelings. If you are asking how someone feels about you, Two of swords can mean this person has not yet developed romantic feelings. If you are in a relationship, Two of swords can mean your other half needs some space to just be themselves. If there has been conflict, now is a time to resolve it.

Learn what Ace of swords tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Two of swords tarot card

This is someone who seeks harmony in relationships and situations. They find it hard to function if there are confrontations and/or unresolved issues causing toxic undercurrents in their environment. They need things to be very balanced and work hard towards keeping and/or restoring peace around them. They do not like conflict and will compromise a great deal to avoid arguments. They find it hard to make decisions and try their best not to rock the boat. When faced with changes they think of how it will affect other people more than how it will affect them. It is hard for them to tell others how they feel, they like to keep it to themselves. They are very private people.

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Two of Swords tarot card reversed indicates conflicts are unavoidable and compromises are not reached. The seeker might be exhibiting too much personality and creates drama just to have something to do. This card often shows up reversed when there is a lot of talks and little action. The person might pretend to know what they are doing and are faking it until they are making it. There are information overload and confusion. What is really going on?

Tips when the Two of Swords shows up reversed in a reading: Be aware of toxic tongue syndrome. The seeker might be on the receiving end or is the one doing it. Help the seeker finding ways of engaging in a healthy way with others. Being a team player will get them further than acting uninterested. 

Personality types in reversed Two of swords tarot card

This is someone who is unable to separate facts from fiction. They are imbalanced and confused, and they don’t know what is going on around them. This is someone who is unable to keep relationships harmonious and there is always unnecessary drama going on. They don’t know who to trust and often end up putting their faith in the wrong people. Two of swords tarot card reversed indicates someone who is chaotic and at times very confrontational. They lack tact and are always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong people. Sometimes they keep terrible secrets of abuse from those who can help them.

Two Of Swords Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Two of swords:

2 of swords + The Fool: Clarity. Following a set of rules. 

2 of swords + The High Priestess: Clairaudience. Hearing Spirit. Trusting intuition. 

2 of swords + The Empress: Hairdresser. Beauty. 

2 of swords + The Lovers: Blind love. 

2 of swords + Temperance: Angel intuitive. 

2 of swords + Ace of wands: Researching. 

2 of swords + Three of wands: The legal side of an enterprise. Facts and numbers. 

2 of swords + Five of wands: Talent scout. Red tape.

2 of swords + Two of cups: Acting uninterested. 

2 of swords + Ace of cups: Not noticing love. 

2 of swords + Four of cups: Administration. Writing. 

2 of swords + Five of cups: Unnecessary drama. 

2 of swords + Seven of cups: Living in your head. Creating an imaginary world. 

2 of swords + Knight of cups: Avoiding getting emotionally attached. 

2 of swords + Ace of pentacles: A logical business decision. 

2 of swords + Two of pentacles: Restructuring a business. Reconstructing your life. 

2 of swords + Six of pentacles: Peacekeeper. Helping those who need it the most. 

2 of swords + Eight of pentacles: Designing. 

2 of swords + Three of swords: Withholding love. 

2 of swords + Eight of swords: Learning disability. 

2 of swords + Knight of swords: A sophisticated activist. Legal channels. 

Two of swords tarot card meanings summary

Two of swords tarot card meanings denote staying as objective and detached as possible. In a career question, it is a good card to get as it denotes you have the skills to get the job done, and you will be learning new skills with ease. This card signifies staying open to new ideas. On a more negative note; the seeker will have problems holding on to a belief system even if it will be beneficial for them. They are slow to believe and quick to doubt.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Swords Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Two of WandsTwo of Pentacles, and Two of Cups. 

Learn the meaning of the Number 2 in Numerology Here.