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Two of Swords Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Two of Swords Card Meaning

The Two of Swords in Tarot stands for blocked emotions, avoidance, and stalemate. The Two of Swords meaning in a Tarot reading is one of balancing hard choices and making difficult decisions. The card symbolizes the woman's struggle to keep her feelings within herself and fending off outside approaches.

Upright Two of Swords Card Meaning

When the Two of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it can mean you are not willing to accept some truths about yourself or a situation you may be involved in. It tells you that you have put up barriers between you and others and within yourself. You are behaving exactly like the figure on the Two of Swords card, where the woman has put a barrier of swords across her heart. This is the time to stop avoiding the truth and pretending that all is well. This is the time to stop blocking off your internal emotions and refusing to feel them. This is the time to stop thinking in one direction and feeling in another. When you draw this card during a reading, stop to think what you really are feeling. Are you resisting because you think you may get hurt? Are you furious internally even though you are outwardly smiling? Putting up barriers is not the solution. The solution comes once you face the truth or even just acknowledge that trouble exists.

Reversed Two of Swords Card Meaning

When the Two of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean you are being indecisive. There might be fear and confusion. It might leave you inert and unable to act. It can also mean that you're finally seeing something for what it is.

Two of Swords Card Love Meaning

The Two of Swords in a Tarot love reading is an indication that things are stalled. If you're single, it might mean that you need to choose between two prospective partners and are having trouble deciding. If you're in a relationship, it can mean that you and your significant other are at a crossroads and need to decide what comes next.

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