Balance · Conflict resolution · Decisions · Peace of mind
The 2 of Swords is the card of conformity. Your cards are telling you that you must conform to the masses during the time which the 2 of Swords represents.
Now is not the time to go against the grain. You must do what is expected of you and don’t shake things up. Perhaps you do not have all the information you need to have and will be better equip to take on challenges in the future; if you wait, more will be revealed to you.
The 2 of Swords may be foretelling of unsettling communications. The message of the Two of Swords appearing in a readings is that the key to achieving a satisfactory compromise is by open and honest communication. Do not allow prior grievances and bitterness to influence the communication. Once a compromise has been reached, you should feel a sense of achievement at having been open-minded and considerate of others.
Duplicity - Disloyalty - Release - Anxiety - Caution
When the Two of Swords appears reversed in a spread, it may be indicating that you are out of touch with your emotions, which may lead to wrong choices and decisions being made. Delay making decisions until you are sure of all the facts and are totally satisfied with them. If not, don’t proceed.
The 2 of Swords reversed tells of a shift or movement in current affairs. Be careful that this move or shift is in the right direction, otherwise you may find yourself in a very precarious position.
The situation we see in the reversed 2 of Swords is a stalemate of a legendary kind, one where two forces are battling each other. This battle can be representative of both something internal or external, and you are forced to be in between and be the decision maker. However, because neither party seems particularly pleasing to work with, you may find yourself confused, the pressure is too much, and you are unable to make a decision.
When you do make the decision, it will be choosing between two bad outcomes. Do not worry, the more important thing here is to make a choice, from then on, we can deal with whatever consequences come.