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Two of Swords Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

A hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Two of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs.

Reversed

Imposture, 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.