Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Wed Mar 11 10:06:11 EDT 2015
Two of Swords (Reversed)
A woman with straight brown hair and bangs sits on a stone bench in front of a calm lake at twilight. Pretty mountains are seen in the distance. A crescent moon hangs low in the twilight sky. The woman is blindfolded and her arms are crossed over her chest; her hands are at her shoulders as if she is protecting her heart or closing herself off. She wears a flowing gown of ivory with sky-blue trim. While she is intense and on guard, she is no victim; she is keenly aware of her surroundings. By wearing a blindfold she is calmly relying on her other heightened senses to alert her to danger. Her sleeves are tightly fitted at the wrist, which keeps her hands free for handling the swords. She is ready to strike out if necessary. The woman is depicted at twilight because she is at an in-between state. Her back is to the moon and to the water to illustrate that she has turned away from her emotions, or at least shut them down for a time. Small clumps of the herb lavender grow on either side of the stone bench. In the language of flowers lavender symbolizes distrust, which is appropriate for this woman. Also, the herb lavender is associated with the element of air and is very protective when grown in a Witch’s garden. Two faeries hover above the lavender, one on either side of the woman. Interestingly, the faeries face the water…perhaps they are helping to watch her back.
When this card turns up in a reading, it is a warning that you have blocked off your heart and emotions and are holding in your feelings. You are literally refusing to see what is right in front of you. Your heart says one thing, while logic says another. The water in this card represents your emotions and the repression of them. Just as the woman has turned her back on her feelings, you need to be aware that you are blocked and have closed yourself off. You may think you have balance, but there is no resolution. Take a careful look at both sides of the situation. Consider your options: boundaries are a positive thing, but do not shut yourself off from others. Be like the water and the swords in this card—stay calm and reflect like the water while you work through this, and be balanced like the swords as you work for equilibrium and understanding.
Keywords: The heart and mind are not in agreement. Putting up unhealthy boundaries, holding in your true feelings, working for balance of heart and mind, considering your options.
Reversed: Being forced to face your suppressed emotions. Conflict, injustice, obstinacy.