Tarot Readings

Two of Swords

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/08/20 10:24 PM EDT
  • Updated: 08/08/20 10:24 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Air

Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness

In the center of the card, there is a woman sat on a stone bench. She is blindfolded and holds a sword in each hand, which are crossed in front of her chest. Night is falling and the crescent moon is high in the sky. Behind her, there is a large body of water with some rocks protruding out of it. She maintains her strength and doesn’t drop the wands.

The woman is dressed in a white shroud, representing purity and absence. She is wearing yellow shoes, the color of intellect. She wants to be fair, but she is standing on the power of her mind. The moon at the beginning of its cycle tells us that the woman’s problems may only be just beginning, but as with all cycles, these problems will run their own cycle.

The movement of the water around the rocks shows us that his woman is capable of navigating around her own problems if she knows the right path to take. At this moment, her situation is deadlocked, but this is not a concern for her. She knows that she is unsure of the situation and has decided to take the necessary time to come to the right conclusions. Her swords are probably getting heavy, but she doesn’t buckle.

If the situation required it, she would have to choose one of the swords, as she can’t handle both and this is the decision she ponders. Will dropping one lead her to regret the decision? She might not be fully prepared to make this decision. The blindfold prevents her from seeing what is in front of her, yet she still doesn’t run away, and she won’t let anyone else make her decision for her. There is no self-pity and there is no room for chance.

The Two of Swords is a sign that you need to take time to make the right decision. Neither option may lead to a greater benefit, but this doesn’t mean to say that you by not thinking about the choice, you are safe from the dangers and the consequences.

The blindfold is still very significant. The choice you make will be a blind one and you aren’t going to find out all of the information before you make it. A part of your decision will come down to the experiences you have had and your intuition.

When Reversed:

This decision will be even more difficult if the Two of Swords is drawn reversed. You don’t have all of the information and this will make the right choice difficult for you to find. You won’t be able to consider the advantages and disadvantages and you may struggle to find the courage to face the choices you have. You might hope that one option just disappears so you don’t have to make a choice, or you might be looking to others to make it for you. Instead, you should look to your own intelligence and believe you can make the right decision.

It might also suggest that you are stuck between two people or situations and you are unsure about which side to take to eliminate the issue. You might feel safer in this position because knowing that choosing one side will lead to the other being hurt.


There was a moment in your past when you felt stuck, but you delayed making a decision. Sometimes, doing nothing is the right choice, but in other situations, you will need to take action.


Now is the time to get up and do it. You may have been considering all options for a while but be careful not to delay your action and later regret what you didn’t do. Find a balance between good and bad experiences as this is better than no experiences at all.


There is a decision that you will need to face sooner rather than later. If not, you will just continue to consider your options and make no progress. Making this tough decision will allow you to continue on your journey.

Yes/No Question:

The answer is not that simple.

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