Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning | California Psychics

Two of Swords Keywords

Blocked emotions, indecision, defensiveness, confusion, feeling stuck, and weighing your options.

Sword Suit Meaning

The suit of Swords is associated with intellect, communication, logic and cunning. Some cards in this suit deal with aspects of emotional distress. Swords represent the element of Air, and the Air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Both the Suit of Swords and the element of Air are concerned with truth and wisdom. Just as Air signs are nonjudgmental and constantly in pursuit of knowledge, the Swords are the cards that tell hardest truths. Depending on the deck, this suit could be called Knives, Blades, or Spades, to name a few.

General Meaning for the Two of Swords

The Two of Swords indicates a decision that you are reluctant to deal with – perhaps hoping that if you ignore it, it will go away. It often describes a lack of balance and communication between you and another person that is causing a rift. When the Two of Swords appears, it’s a good time to ask yourself if you’re being with honest with those around you, and if they’re being honest with you. Have you been open to genuine conversation? Are there other resentments that are in the way of moving forward? This is the time to reevaluate and course correct.

The Two of Swords in the Past/Yesterday Meaning

This represents a time in the past when you felt stuck and procrastinated on making a decision, and one was made for you in consequence. A failure to act, to resolve the problems that blocked you from moving forward, means that things moved forward around you without your input. This is a good time to reflect on what you were unable to solve and see if it is still affecting you in your current position.

The Two of Swords in the Present/Today Meaning

You cannot grow if you are stuck. Even if there is no easy answer to your problem, the Two of Swords is urging you to take the plunge and make a decision. You have reached the end of what your current plan can provide you, and change is necessary. Whether it’s a good choice or bad, it beats doing nothing, and you’ll always learn and grow.

The Two of Swords in the Future/Tomorrow Meaning

Come to grips with your inability to make decisions going forward. Every experience is meaningful and memorable. If you’re stuck, push yourself a little and it will feel good. Perhaps this is the time to come up with a plan for dealing with indecisiveness. What tools are at your disposal? What has worked for you in the past, and what has not? Hard choices are a part of life and if you can provide yourself with resources for handling them, things will be easier ahead.

Love and Relationships Meaning for the Two of Swords


If single, you may be faced with making a decision such as choosing between two possible relationships or letting go of an old relationship to start a new one. The Two of Swords doesn’t tell you yes or no, only that it is up to you make the choice that works for you. It may mean you will have to let go of something tempting, no matter which way you choose to go, so don’t let one shiny incentive overshadow the more negative, long term aspects of a decision.


A relationship may be at an impasse, and a decision of whether to work on it or leave it has you confused. The Two of Swords urges communication. If you can lay out your grievances and talk through them, you will be able to come to a better understanding on all sides. Don’t be afraid to have the tough conversations, just approach them with an open mind and a willingness to listen as well as speak.

Career Meaning for the Two of Swords

Decision time is at hand, and doing your due diligence is required. You may be deciding whether or not to leave one job for another, or if unemployed, which new opportunity would be best for you. Work conflicts may call for mediation. The way that you handle personal conflict may not be the best way to handle it within the workplace and the Two of Swords is a reminder to stay calm, be honest, and listen.

Financial Meaning for the Two of Swords

Be decisive; delays may cost you if prices and interest rates or trending upwards. The Two of Swords wants you to take action. Twos always want you to find balance, so try to seek that out in your finances when this card appears. It may be time to let go of more frivolous spending habits, if you’re used to spending, or it may be urging you to loosen up and spend on the things you’ve been putting off. Consider alternatives when you see the Two of Swords here.

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