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What I See:

If ever there was a card calling me to mediate this is it. I imagine the woman has closed her ears to the world around her, peaceful as it appears, to turn her focus inward. The affirmation for this card is, “I take time in my day to listen and be open to receiving insight.” As twos are a test of choice, I sense she’s weighing a difficult decision.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You’re making time to hear the voice within your heart.

  • Keywords: Making Peace, Compromise, Equilibrium, and Self-Protective.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Your mind is too busy, it’s time to slow down.

  • Keywords: Blocked Emotions, Uncertainty, Procrastination, and Delays.


Typically, this card has a blindfolded woman holding two swords. Perhaps your story centers around someone who is blind. Or maybe someone with a sixth sense?

How about the need to merge two differing views or lifestyles? Perhaps a truce between warring people or countries. Maybe treachery?

According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner the Two of Swords historically represents friendship, harmony, and gifts for woman, or influential protection for a man. Perhaps a story about friendship. “Influential protection” gives me ideas for a Dom/me and sub story. Or maybe someone is sleeping their way to the top?

  • Two Themes: Balance, Attraction, Receptivity, Duality, Reflection, or Choice.

The two birds in the background reinforce the theme of attraction as I picture lovers dancing around each other. The book says they are cedar waxwings “making companion calls.”


“The quieter you become, the more you can hear,” says Ram Dass

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

For more information on the Twos in general, please refer back to the Two of Fire.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide