While the Aces symbolise potential and new beginnings, the Twos in the Tarot relate to the need to strive for balance.
A solitary spark has evolved into duality.
Duality creates opposites and choices, which are reflected in partnerships, decision-making, planning and multi-tasking.
The High Priestess in the Major Arcana quietly watches over the Twos of the suits and influences them in a subtle way.
The underlying message of all the Twos is the need to follow your gut instinct to a certain extent in order to move forward from a perpetual balancing act.
Two of Wands – planning, risk-taking, making preparations, collaboration at work, travel, seizing an opportunity, seeking a new adventure, restlessness, investing for growth.
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Dominion
Astrological attribution: Mars in Aries – power, will, ambition, conquest, authority, courage, influence
Interpretation: a new project, a joint venture, moving into the right direction, asserting your authority, growing confidence, booking a trip, planning your next move, having a clear vision of your goal, setting priorities, taking a calculated risk
Two-forked tree – duality
Cargo ship travelling to a new destination – clear vision and purpose
River: emotions, intuition, having faith
Bright colours: fire, energy, clarity, vitality
Two of Cups – attraction, relationship, friendship, dating, courtship, harmony, cooperation, love
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Love
Astrological attribution: Venus in Cancer – love, beauty, harmony, trust, nurture, emotional exchange, commitment, marriage
Interpretation: emotional balance, personal encounters, meeting someone you are on the same wavelength with, start of a friendship, harmonious partnership in business, companionship, sexual attraction, unity
two sheep sitting side by side – friendship, affinity, companionship, mutual fondness (see also the Lovers)
grass – earth (Venus) grounded, stability, nourishment
water – (Cancer) – emotions
pink tint – it’s all rosy
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Peace Restored
Astrological attribution: Moon in Libra – a choice between head and heart, working out a fair compromise, balancing thought with emotion
Interpretation: immobilised by fear, ignoring a problem, trying to break a deadlock, blocked emotions; withdrawal from responsibilities
waxing moon – a phase of uncertainty, increasing doubts and insecurities, tension
water – emotions, the unconscious, the unknown, feeling out of depth
scales – Libra, the intellect, weighing up the choices, trying to ignore feelings/instinct, careful consideration
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Harmonious Change
Astrological attribution: Jupiter in Capricorn – expansion and growth limited by restrictions; impermanence
Interpretation: growing pains associated with instability and perpetual flux; transforming energies; change, red tape, financial limitations, new goals and priorities emerge from the need to maintain balance; taking a risk is a necessity, not a choice
two coins (Euro and British Pound) – balancing opposing forces to maintain equilibrium
view of farm fields from hilltop – the world is ever-changing, keep focusing on the bigger picture; hard work pays off, but sometimes it doesn’t
murky clouds and horizon – uncertainty
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