Two of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
5-04-21 through 5-11-21
The Two of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. We can reconcile differences this week, from a prime position of equilibrium. It’s rare that we can weigh every problem and challenge with the utmost fairness. Make the most of this week’s energies of balance, justice and impartiality. We can heal old wounds and arrive at win-win solutions to complex problems.
Here, the Air element rises above storm and strife. Reflective Lunar light illuminates and calms.
The Number 2
The Twos of the Minor Arcana show balanced but polarized states. The twos are duality. This is our way of seeing and being in the world to understand it. Here we weigh and balance things against their opposites. Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.
On the Tree of Life the Two of Swords card represents the formula 2. Sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom). The sphere of the Zodiac, the Divine Masculine or Yang energy. In the suit of Swords; Yetzirah, the formative world. The element of Air – our intellect and mental processes. Plus the Moon in Libra equaling Peace.
The Two of Swords card represents the Moon in Libra. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Libra, or September 23rd through October 2nd. So, if your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Swords are the suit of war, disruption and violence. The old name of the Two of Swords card was Peace Restored. We can look at this card as a welcome but temporary break from conflict. We have the chance to make some genuine, positive changes.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Taurus. Venus rules both Taurus and Libra. On May 3rd Mercury entered Air-sign Gemini. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. It’s the planet of communication and intellect. In its home sign, we are adaptable, open-minded, clear thinking. We approach issues with objectivity. Curiosity is strong. We look for facts and generate ideas. We seek clear communication and the flow of information. And we’re feeling the need for speed. Mercury retrogrades later this month. Get as much accomplished now as you can.
“Peace like a river ran through the city…long past the midnight curfew…”
Jupiter (Aquarius) is quintile Uranus (Taurus) on May 5th. We see and appreciate what is unique in others and in our environment. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, it’s easy to see things from the other person’s point of view.
“I’ll carve away the worries in your heart, and I’m here to make peace…”
On May 8th Venus enters Gemini. With this transit, “variety is the spice of life.” This energy affects love, relationships and finances. Social interactions are easy but there is also some emotional distancing. It’s easier to bond on a mental level. This energy complements that of this week’s card.
“…Give me peace on earth, give me light, give me life…”
The New Moon in Taurus on May 11th brings a new beginning. We make a fresh start. We act to secure our comfort and security. We assess our financial situations and assets to determine what we value. We also look for the things that bring genuine happiness and fulfillment.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Two of Swords card: unresolved tensions. Indecision. An inability or unwillingness to take action.
Let’s focus on fulfilling our quest for knowledge. Engage in positive, constructive, peaceful activities this week.
Power colors: include blue, blue-green, emerald green and silver.
Power stones: opal, lapis, sapphire and moonstone. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones for fair assessment of people and situations. These will help us draw correct conclusions and exercise good judgment.
Power metals: copper and silver. Copper has therapeutic properties, silver is always a beautiful choice.
Power fragrances: violet, white rose, poppy, water lily, gardenia, jasmine, myrrh and sandalwood. These scents bring peaceful thoughts and calm deliberation.
Power foods: foods prepared with coconut or lotus root. Teas brewed from wintergreen (mint) or jasmine. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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- Lyrics quotes: “Peace Like a River” ~ Paul Simon (Paul Simon)
- “Come to Me (Peace)” ~ Mary J. Blige (Mary J. Blige/Terius Nash/Christopher “Tricky”Stewart/Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell) and
- “Give Me Love” ~ George Harrison (George Harrison)
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