We are stuck because we refuse to face reality as it is. In order to do so we have to write down all expected problems and deal with them.
In Two of Swords, like in other Two cards, we are “stuck”. We cannot move to the next stage because we find it hard to face reality. We shut our eyes, cover our ears and disengage ourselves from the situation while ignoring all the obstacles we face.
In order to handle the situation we need to apply “cold” logic: open our eyes and ears, admit reality –as unpleasant as it might be – and face our fear of the consequences. The way to handle the potentially unpleasant reality is to prepare a shopping list detailing all possible problems and obstacles we might face. After writing these down we can no longer deny them and will be forced to deal with the challenges blocking our path. It is important to understand that if we fail to handle these issues not only will we stay stuck but matters will also get even worse.
Areas of particular relevance: Family quarrels, rivalry, tendency to ignore the facts, unwillingness to acknowledge problems, depression, respite during a struggle.
|Unwillingness to see challenges and problems in the relationship, ignoring obstacles leads to failure
|Things will not work out by themselves –we will face unexpected delays and challenges, a tendency to underestimate things and plan incorrectly leads to failure
We must stop being passive, get to the bottom of things and initiate action that will lead to the desired results.
In Two of Cups, very much in line with all the Two cards, we are “stuck” and need to find a way to move forward. The solution is simple: we have to initiate action! The card calls upon us to investigate and understand the issue at hand so we can be a few steps ahead of the other party. This advantage will lead to a situation in which we become a proactive suitor calling upon the other party while having initiative and advantage on our side. A proactive suitor, for example, can be a job seeker who is interviewing the employer -checking whether there is a match, versus a passive interviewee who simply answers questions and follow the standard procedure.
The Two of Cups emphasizes the idea that to achieve something we need to court it, express our feelings and act accordingly. We need to remember that our natural tendency is to wait for things to happen on their own. However, in order to succeed we must act with a strong conviction in our ability to change the current situation.
Areas of particular relevance: Love, relationships, running into unexpected people, romance in the workplace, a situation in which we are being scrutinized and tested.
|The more we initiate and act the more we succeed, the card represents love and supports any love-related subjects
|We tend to wait for the other side to act, we are passive and lack ambition
|Mutual trust, successful partnerships, the card calls us to act –if we act we will succeed
|Complacency, lack of ambition, tendency to be passive
We wonder what needs to be done but in actuality we already know the answer! Everything is set and ready for the right action –all we have to do is ignore the restrictions we face and act.
The card Two of Coins presents us with a rare opportunity: If we act we can reach satisfaction and happiness in all areas of life. But something holds us back so we constantly find reasons and excuses why we should not take action.
We seem to debate and consider our options but in reality we just hide behind our indecision so we will not have to act. Deep inside we know the answer: we simply have to ask ourselves what we would have done in a perfect world and act accordingly -leaving limitations and practical considerations behind.
It is important to understand that we must be true to ourselves and only do that which is truly right for us. Otherwise, the truth will haunt us and we will find ourselves unsatisfied in all areas of life.
Areas of particular relevance: Self destruction, indecision, choosing the wrong option, looking for problems where there are none.
|A good healthy relationship, variety in the relationship will spice things up and create additional interest
|Too many debates and indecisions, our need to be certain prohibits progress, we are waiting for the perfect thing –which will never come, lack of action
|A good time to invest in what we believe in and take risks
|Too many worries, making no progress, lack of variety, clinging to the known and familiar, indecision
We need to embark on a personal quest for learning and self-discovery in which we will unlock our true potential and discover the tools for its fulfillment.
In the card Two of Wands we have yet to learn and discover our true potential -therefore we cannot move forward. That being said, we wrongly assume that we are ready for our next move so might act prematurely and fail.
The card’s message is that we need to understand and unlock our potential via a quest of learning, personal growth and self-discovery. This is a very good time to start a new process of learning and education, either formal or informal.
Often the Two of Wands indicates that the topic at hand is in itself the lesson we need to learn -a lesson that is crucial for our personal development. To confront the topic in question we need to look at our past and learn from our previous mistakes -while making sure we do not avoid or skirt the subject. For example, if we would like to ask for a raise, possibly the issue we face is not asking for the raise but rather confronting our boss.
Areas of particular relevance: Education, travel, international commerce.
|readiness to persevere and work on our relationship, an honest attempt to understand the other person
|A tendency to run away from relationships, a lack of ability to handle problems and obstacles
|Ability to handle challenges, inclination to learn and persist, willingness to start at an entry level job and make our way up
|We wrongly assume that we are ready and can successfully fulfill a particular position