Two of Swords


Key words

Upright: indecision, stalemate, difficult choice

Reversed: weighing options, stalemate, overwhelm


A blindfolded woman sits on a stone bench. They wear a white robe, and their arms are crossed, each holding a giant sword. A waxing crescent moon hangs in the blue sky, and rocks protrude from rough waters in the background. 


2: Balance, duality, cooperation, choices


You have a difficult choice in front of you, and you may not have all of the information you need to be confident in your decision. You might be asked to follow your head or your heart, but you can’t choose if you don’t know what either part of you wants. Rather than delaying your decision, try seeking a second opinion: ask a trusted friend or mentor, or draw another tarot card to clarify the matter at hand. 


On some level you’ve already made up your mind, but you don’t feel ready to commit to your decision. Perhaps you’re sorting through conflicting information, or maybe there is a middle path you’re not seeing. You have to make a move at some point, so trust your intuition and release yourself from this stalemate.