The 2 of Swords (Moon in Libra) is a Tarot card that often represents a state of indecision or stalemate. Here are the key meanings associated with the Two of Swords:
- Indecision: The Two of Swords suggests that you may be facing a difficult decision or a situation where you feel torn between two options. It may be a sign that you need to take some time to weigh your choices carefully before making a final decision.
- Balance and Equilibrium: This card reminds you of the importance of finding balance in your life. It encourages you to seek inner calmness and harmonize conflicting aspects of yourself or conflicting situations around you.
- Inner Conflict: The Two of Swords can indicate inner turmoil or conflicting emotions. It suggests that you may be grappling with conflicting desires or struggling to find a resolution to a particular issue. It can be a reminder to trust your intuition and find a way to integrate the different aspects of yourself.
- Ignoring the Truth: In some cases, the Two of Swords may suggest that you are avoiding a difficult truth or refusing to confront a situation that requires your attention. It is a gentle prod to face your fears or make necessary changes in order to move forward.
Getting a Feel for the Energy of the 2 of Swords
Please carefully consider the two, seemingly opposing, quotes below which will give you a feel for the energy of the 2 of Swords Tarot card:
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
~ Joshua L. Liebman
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.
~ George Burns
Could both be true?
If you are human (and not AI *waves to any bots reading this*), you will repeatedly experience tension between your feelings and your intellect. The paradox lies in that the complete acceptance of this allows the mind to soften and more easily align with the emotions (and vice versa).
The 2 of Swords is both a card of tension/conflict and a card of peace/surrender. The fact that the 2 of Swords is ruled by the ever-waxing and waning Moon tells us that neither state can be permanent and that we have to continue to surrender if we wish to achieve peace and relaxation.
Libra strives for harmony and this is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to the 2 of Swords. The constant need to be in harmony with other people can easily get a person stuck in limbo. They dare not move forward out of fear of offending someone. However, it is also a blessing in that the most diplomatic solution is always sought and this is usually for the Highest Good.
The trick is to invoke grace whenever we feel stuck or in limbo. Just because we can’t see the solution doesn’t mean it isn’t there! Seek out stillness because that is where grace can find a way in.
Affirmation: “I accept that tension is part of the human condition and surrender to peace now.” (Repeat as necessary!)
2 of Swords Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for the gift of “peace that passeth all understanding.” Help me align my mind fully with my heart so that my choices are all centred in that peace. Amen and so it is!
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Archangel: Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Element of Air
Gemstones: Amber, selenite and jade
Essential oils: Lavender, rose and jasmine
The 2 of Swords in Love and Relationships
Are they a good match on every level? Is this relationship compatible with your life goals?
Early on in the relationship, this card typically signifies doubt and indecision. ‘Does she like me?’ or ‘Should I ask him out?’ type scenarios.
With the 2 of Swords, doubts might creep into a well-established relationship too. This is not necessarily a bad thing as doubt can be the seed of genuine discernment. Perhaps you are no longer compatible? Better to find out sooner rather than later!
The 2 of Swords is essentially a sign that it is time to align the head with the heart. It seeks peace and will eventually prompt you to cut out that which disturbs the balance. But until you have made up your mind, there can be a feeling of stalemate in the relationship.
Finally, the 2 of Swords can represent a romantic connection, which may have transitioned into a more platonic relationship over time.
Single and looking
The song “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” springs to mind. You may have been too focused on external and superficial things about possible future partners. It is time to look within, connect with your core values and truly honour who you are. That is how you attract the Right One!
This is not so much a card of intimacy as of withholding intimacy. However, should you end up in bed with this card, as it were, the energy will be considerate and ‘diplomatic.’ Depending on how receptive both of you are, you either fall asleep peacefully afterwards or remain full of tension. It truly could go either way.