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Two of Swords Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Two of Swords

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

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.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

swords-2, two-of-swords, two, swords

Description

A blindfolded woman balances two swords upon her shoulders.

Meaning of Two of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

Deceit, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enmity does not last.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Gifts for a lady, influential protection for a man in search of help.

Reversed

Dealings with rogues.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Friendship, Valour, Firmness, Courage

Reversed

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.

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