What does the two of swords tarot card mean?

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The two of swords is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Swords suit.

Keywords: Indecision, choices, uncertainty


If you draw the Two of Swords, it is a sign that you are currently faced with a tough choice and must make a decision. You are struggling with this situation and don’t know which way to go, so you are most likely putting off the decision and trying to ignore what you have to do. However, it won’t just disappear and you must face it eventually, and make your choice. Though the decision may be difficult, putting it off will lead to worse consequences than facing it will. You may feel as though you don’t have all the necessary information you need to make this choice, so it’s important to make sure you’re fully informed. Once you have all the information you need, it’s time to do what you need to. Once the decision is made, you will feel the relief as the pressure is lifted.

Reverse Keywords: Stalemate, stuck, confusion

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Two of Swords signifies that you’re having trouble making a decision. You’re in a tricky situation because the choice has to be made, but no matter what you choose, the results will not be pleasant. You are possibly being overwhelmed by too much information, with too many other people weighing in with their thoughts and feelings, making it even tougher for you to see clearly what you should do. It’s important in this situation to take a step back and block out all the noise. Make a list of pros and cons and think about what you really want, not what other people think.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Swords suit)