Visconti-Sforza Tarot (Pierpont-Morgan Bergamo 1451): Two of Swords
Swords were typically depicted with curved blades in ancient tarot decks to distinguish them from staves. They correspond to the playing card suit of Spades, (in Italian, spada means sword). This suit represents the element Air, and the social classes of Nobility and Military. Swords are considered a Masculine suit. Swords 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.