Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Two of Books
For the purposes of this divination, the suit of Books corresponds to the suit of Swords, or the playing card suit of Spades. This suit represents the element Air, and the social classes of Nobility and Military. Books are considered a Masculine suit. Books typically represent intellect, reason, mental clarity, and the sciences. They may also represent conflicts surrounding the questioner.
The Twos typically concern couples, polarity, duality, gestation, partnerships, unions, and balancing or opposing forces. They can signify a thesis and antithesis.
Reflection. Choices. Truce. Careful decisions. Science.
Making decisions that are balanced, moral, and that we trust to be harmonious within and without ourselves. This is a card of meditation, not of action. This card requests that we look inward rather than outward for our solutions. It may also indicate a protective power, or an intellectual or scientific partnership.
Reversed Meaning: Indecision. Confusion. Information overload. Stalemate. Blocked emotions.
This card suggests we are temporarily unable to make decisions due to information overload and a confusion of detail. Consulting a partner may yield clarity.