Pondering the II of Swords, What Else?!

II of Swords Rider Waite Smith

II of Swords
Rider Waite Smith

Today I drew the reversed Two of Swords as my card of the day, which isn’t a rare occasion for my daily card draw.  The Swords represent the element Air, which is about mental force, communication, the intellect, and generally things happening in your head.  The twos in numerology are often about choices and decision-making.  I have a lot of Air in my natal chart and am quite aware that I spend a lot of time in my head, often weighing out options and delaying decisions.  Well, I don’t think of it as delaying- what’s wrong with a little deliberation if a choice must be made?!  Inevitably choices must be made in life,  but when the II of Swords come up reversed I can’t help but complain- “why so many!?”

Whenever the II of Swords comes up reversed, I feel a little warning bell go off, chiming that today may be a day with too much information and competing possibilities.  This overload causes me to feel overwhelmed, my head to spin, and decisions to drift further afield into the land of “I really can’t even think about that anymore today!”  Sometimes I just want to sit quietly under the moonlight, preferably next to a body of water, wearing a comfy dress, eyes closed, heart still, thoughts quiet…. and find that little voice inside me that can make the decisions that seem to overwhelm my mind during the day.  Looking at the image in the RWS deck, I know that the figure has blocked her heart emotions with her crossed arms, and shut down her mental facilities with that blindfold, which leads me to believe that a decision can only be reached using intuition and spiritual guidance from her higher self.  When the card is reversed, I know that I’m not able to listen to my intuition or that a decision must wait until a time when I can process, reflect, open up, and then move forward down one path or the other.  Not today though!  I really can’t think of about all that needs to get done and decided anymore today!  I can put on my pjs and look to the moon though, hopefully to fall asleep and dream of the beach…

3 thoughts on “Pondering the II of Swords, What Else?!

  1. One of my favorite books is Tully by Paulina Simmons. I always think of Tully when I look at this card, as she is indecision incarnate. Deliberation is a good thing, but procrastinating as a habit, not so good. I think if we wait to long, the decision will be taken from our hands, and we might not like the path that puts us on.

  2. I completely agree! The II of Swords reversed reminds me that although I may be overwhelmed with information, I do need to find a time and way to process everything so that I can unblock this energy and decide on a course of action. It’s all in the different between marinating vs procrastinating.

  3. Pingback: Recurring dreams and plans and the VII of Cups | The Willow Path Tarot

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