The Card of the Day: The Two of Swords (Reversed)
“Stepping out of limbo.”
The Two of Swords symbolizes making peace with the feeling of being “in between.” In between life stages, in between jobs, in between relationships, in between projects, in between moving situations, in between friendships, in between career goals, in between big plans, etc. The card advises you to find your center in the midst of the transformations swirling around you. The truth is, we are always in a state of "in-between" somewhere in our lives. The Two of Swords illuminates that the place in your life that feels unresolved, is actually where life's greatest magic is happening.
What feels uneasy or unresolved in your life? Is this "in-between" situation making you anxious about the future? Can you be at peace with not having everything perfect and completely figured out right now?
The figure on the Two of Swords is also in between. In between the land and the sea. In between the new moon and the full moon. In between the two swords she is holding. Yet, she is in a pose of complete balance. The woman is also blindfolded. This symbolizes that she "can't see" what is coming. But look how calm and centered she is. She has accepted not seeing with her eyes because she is at peace with her center, with the core of who she really is . She's okay with not having everything figured out. She's accepted being "between the worlds." "She knows that "in between" is where the magic of the natural world happens. She has wisdom.
In nature, the in-between time is at dusk or dawn, and it is magical. At dusk all the animals get ready for the transition to night. The birds excitedly chirp for their companions to come roost for the night. The quiet deer come out of hiding to drink at the pond. The owls rise and call to one another. The light in the sky transforms. The atmosphere at sunset stirs the winds. The clouds glow in shades shades of violet-pink and golden-orange. If you witness this, there is usually a sense of peace and tranquility in the midst of all this activity. That is because it is nature. Nature guides us to experience serenity in the midst of transition.
Today, the Two of Swords asks you to make peace with the area of your life that is still in between. It's just like the dusk leading to night, followed by dawn. This is the area where your best self is being awakened. The lessons in this experience are making you wiser, stronger, and more in tune with your center. Your best potential is being made manifest.
You are exactly where you need to be, and everything is transitioning perfectly.
When the Two of Swords appears reversed it is time to boldly step out of limbo. If you have felt a particular aspect of your life has been suspended, this is a sign that it's time to get things moving again. This reversed card usually appears after a period of incubation, a time spent making peace with yourself. It is a card of precarious balance, between the needs of the world and the needs of the self. Now that a truce has been made with your deepest, creative, self it is time to act. Commit your energy to completing projects, tasks, and goals. Step out of indecision and reveal your vision.
This card is always a reminder that we are all in a perpetual state of in-between. Once you have found peace within yourself, it is time to engage with the world. After stillness action must follow. Take the blindfold off and see the magic in the around you. Your world is a blank canvas awaiting your masterpiece. What life will you create? How will you add to the beauty of those who came before? What do you have to say that others should hear?