Two of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA tall man looks from a roof with battlements, overlooking sea and shore. He holds a globe in his right hand, and a staff in his left hand rests on the battlement. Another staff is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily appears on the left side.
Meaning of Two of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck
This card has contradictory meanings: on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives a suggestion to resolve the contradiction; here is a lord overlooking his dominion while contemplating a globe. He resembles the sadness and mortification of Alexander, amid the grandeur of this world's wealth.
Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion; trouble, fear.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Opposition to the beginning of an enterprise.
A young lady may expect trivial disappointments.
Riches, Fortune, Opulence, Magnificence, Grandeur
Surprise, Astonishment, Event, Extraordinary Occurrence.
if to-morrow morning, about seven o'clock some one inquires of you concerning any thing whatever, give no answer, and you will escape a great vexation.