Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "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 blindfolded woman balances two swords upon her shoulders.
Meaning of Two of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Conformity and the equilibrium it suggests, courage, friendship, peace in a state of arms; to some extent, harmony: however, swords do not generally symbolize benevolent forces in human affairs.
Deceit, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Enmity does not last.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Gifts for a lady, influential protection for a man in search of help.
Dealings with rogues.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Friendship, Valour, Firmness, Courage
False Friends, Treachery, Lies.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
your heart is set upon money; you will obtain it if you love one person exclusively.