Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
swords-2, two-of-swords, two, swords
DescriptionA hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders.
Meaning of Two of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs.
Imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Enmity does not last.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Gifts for a lady, influential protection for a man in search of help.
Dealings with rogues.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Friendship, Valour, Firmness, Courage
False Friends, Treachery, Lies.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
your heart is set upon money; you will obtain it if you love one person exclusively.