Two of Swords Info

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

When the Two of Swords appears in a reading, it shows a difficult choice.  Considering swords are about the mind and twos are about duality, this shows two vastly different approaches.  Be patient while deciding how to proceed.  Now isn’t the time for rushed decisions. 

Two of swords

The Two of Swords Key Meanings

  • Choice
  • Stalemate
  • Catch-22
  • Disagreement

The Two of Swords Reversed

  • Settlement
  • Decision
  • Arbitration


  • Difficult Choices
  • Planning
  • Delays to moving or travel


  • Focus on yourself
  • Disagreement
  • Reevaluate your relationship


  • Career Change
  • Business Plan
  • Dead end job

Astrological Sign or Planet

Moon in Libra:

  • Indecisive
  • Striving for balance
  • A reflective people person
  • Potential for self indulgence



  • Lack objectivity
  • Indecisive
  • Irrational
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Inexpressive


What is the Spiritual Meaning of the Two of Swords​?

Stop and meditate on your choices. Their appearances can be deceiving, and you may need a little additional insight before making a choice. Use your intuition to give you an advantage.

Is the Two of Swords​ card bad?

Not necessarily. This card can be challenging because it’s asking you to slow down and carefully consider your options, but in reality, this is a gift.

What does the Two of Swords​ mean in a general reading?

When upright, it shows you are facing a difficult decision.

When reversed, it shows you are resolving a challenging choice.

What does the Two of Swords​ say about my home-life?

You are facing some tough decisions. Often these choices are regarding home improvements, moving, and dealings with other members of the household.

What does the Two of Swords​ mean in a relationship reading?

Now would be an excellent time to revaluate your relationship. Consider focusing more of your time working on yourself. Additionally, this can show a disagreement with a partner.

What does the Two of Swords​ mean in a career reading?

You’re stuck in a dead-end job, and it’s time for a career change. Another meaning is creating a business plan.


Aces are about potential, and wands are about creativity or movement. You have the potential to create something that will dynamically propel your life. Considering this card is an extension of the Magician, taking action is necessary to access this power!


A lone woman wearing a blindfold in a peaceful place represents the necessity of patience and intuition. The two swords crossing her heart are symbols of struggling with finding the right answer to conflicting ideas.

In the background, we see calm waters, showing the need to avoid emotional thinking. Next, half-submerged stones show us that all of the information hasn’t fully surfaced. Finally, the clouds fading into the blue skyline show a change is coming.

Upright Meaning of the Two of Swords​

You will have a hard time finding the answers you need by rushing forward. Despite the discomfort of entertaining two opposing ideas, it’s essential to take your time with this decision. You can’t make these choices at face value, and you shouldn’t trust your emotions. Find a quiet space and tap into your intuition for the best option.

Reverse Meaning of the Two of Swords​

There is no easy answer, and the best thing you can do at this time is to make a choice. Sometimes the consequences of no choice are more harmful than accidentally making the wrong one. Another meaning is settling a dispute or disagreement.

Self Reflection

The Two of Swords is asking you to consider the following questions:

  • What is the practical solution to your current problem?

  • Are you acting more emotional than logical right now? Is it helpful?

  • When has thinking before taking action helped you?

  • When has responding with logic rather than emotion helped you?

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