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Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Yesterday I didn’t post a Tarot Card of the Day. I had it at home with me to do when I found time between my family chores, but that never happened. Therefore, today you get two cards for the price of one. Yesterday’s card is the Two of Swords, also known as the Lord of Peace. Swords represent the Element of Air which rules over the mind and intellect, logic, wisdom, knowledge, and Magick. It also rules over all forms of communication, including spell casting and divination in all its forms. Air also rules over astrology as this system uses mathematics and alphabetical symbols to gain knowledge of the planets and how their movements affect us here on Earth. This Element also controls our intuition, insight, psychic ability, and third sight. It enables us to see what cannot be seen by normal means.

This card speaks to us of reconciliation and closure. Sometimes we fight with our friends and family members. These fights can be short term in nature or they can be explosions that fling problems far and wide, creating lasting damage that is hard to heal from. While ideally we would like to kiss and make up, there are times in life when this is not necessarily an option. Even though forgiveness is a healthy and practical magickal tool, it is rarely accompanied by forgetfulness. Sometimes the offense leaves a scar, and we are reminded to be ‘cautious’ as we continue to seek resolution or friendship with the person who committed the offense.

Of course, most disagreements can be resolved by approaching matters from a logical and adult perspective; one person commits a slight offends and the other reacts in an over-the-top manner, causing problems that need to be resolved by both individuals involved. But other times, unfortunately, the offenses are either too great or too numerous to ignore. This, combined with a lack of ownership on the part of the offender, can create an untenable situation from which no reconciliation can be had. In this case, it is permissible, healthy even, to remove this person from your life and move on. It is usually not an easy decision to make; the person may be a family member, close or long-time friend. It is hard to grieve the loss of a person whom you have chosen to cut out of your life but sometimes it is the only choice one can make.

Most will find that this card indicates a needed reconciliation of a dispute or minor quarrel; Air is the Element of communication and also listening. If you truly listen to each other, you may find that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding of communication. A small peace offering may go a long way if you are the supposed offender in this situation. Taking a bottle of wine or a small gift to show sincerity can go a long way and accepting one can’t hurt. Maybe you will hash things out over a glass half full!

On the flip side, if you are at the point in a relationship that you are considering cutting someone from your life, look our for that person to fool you with lavish gifts or attempts at ‘explaining’ the problem away. They are good at weaving a tale that is believable in the short term but it lacking genuine remorse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this person woke up today with a renewed perspective on their behavior. If you fall for their crap again, you will be kicking yourself sooner than later.

May you find a small bit of forgiveness in your heart today and may all your relationships be healthy and happy ones!

*Stay tuned for the Queen of Wands later today!