Two of swords

Two of swords

Keywords for the Two of Swords Tarot Card

  • Feeling torn between two opposing forces
  • Blocked emotions
  • Intuition is required to make this decision
  • It is time to compromise


Traditionally, the Two of Swords tarot card shows a woman balancing two swords (or challenges) while blindfolded (unable to see) under the moon (intuition). Her arms are crossed against her chest as she struggles to hold the swords upright. In this deck we use the symbolism of the ostrich, blindfolded with the swords crossed in the earth.


She won’t be able to keep the swords upright forever. She needs to make a decision.

This card is for when you feel torn between two options or are balancing two opposing forces in your life. A decision needs to be made (and you will likely make the right one), but you may want to compromise or find a different way from your normal choices.


The moon on the card corresponds to the emotions and intuition. Do not rely on logic or your intellect too much. Use your intuition to make the best decision.


This is not the time for bold action. You must go within to find the balance and inner wisdom you need. There is no deadline for this decision, but you will feel relief once it is made.


Keywords for the Two of Swords Reversed

  • Too many choices, indecision
  • Choosing a side
  • Absolute clarity



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.