Card of the Week: Two of Swords

Two of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

The Two of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck was the card I drew for this week.

This card depicts a woman who has tied a blindfold over her eyes so that she can avoid looking at anyone. She is holding a sword in each hand as if ready to strike anyone who tries to approach her. Her arms are crossed over her chest so the swords block the heart and lungs.

The Two of Swords often symbolizes someone who is seeking balance by avoiding communication. They may not want to communicate out of fear of conflict. Emotions are being blocked.

It could be that you are faced with a choice, and need time to be alone, away from the influence of others, in order to make a decision. This decision must come from within you, and not necessarily be an emotional choice. Other’s influence may not be in your best interest right now. Be patient and use your intuition, the answer will come to you.