The 2 of Wands brings the opportunity to get a step closer to who you really are, to uncover your true nature. It’s time to made big decisions and bold choices. The path you choose now won’t cause you to lose what you already have.
The 2 of Wands from the Universal Waite Tarot deck. The card shows a well-dressed figure in a tan tunic and tights, a red hat, a brown robe, and brown boots. Traditionally this character is meant to be a wealthy merchant watching their ships depart the port. They stand looking out to sea from a balcony with an air of patience. They are shown in profile, a world globe held in their right hand, close to their face. A tall staff with its base resting on the balcony wall is in their left hand. A second staff is permanently fixed to the wall behind them. Below, a calm ocean bay curves towards purple-tinged mountains on the far side. Fields dotted with trees and 2 red-roofed buildings are in the foreground.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: Nil
Amplifier for: The King of Wands
Zodiac/Element: Sun in Aries
Dates: 31 March – 10 April
Traditional name: Dominion
Traditional meaning: U: No marriage possible, fortune yet sadness; R: Surprise, enchantment, trouble
The good news is this is an incomparable beginning to a new venture. The even better news is that you won’t sacrifice security in the pursuit of success.
The opportunity to get a step closer to who you really are, to uncover your true nature, is available now. So take it.
It’s time to made big decisions and bold choices. The path you choose now won’t cause you to lose what you already have.
The 2 of Wands is a good omen for any venture involving partnerships and working with others.
If you have been feeling unfocused and lacking clarity, that is changing now. You can trust your instincts to guide you in the right direction if you act on them. Things are straightforward now; there are no hidden agendas or traps. Don’t overthink it!
As for love, the 2 of Wands shows the honeymoon phase of a passionate relationship between people who share similar values and goals. Longevity will depend on each’s ability to nurture and sustain a connection for the long term.
TarotCraft Reversed meaning
When reversed or negatively aspected, someone may be trying to control you, or perhaps you are trying to control them.
The energy you want to put into your goals is blocked, and with nowhere to go, it will fizzle out. Additonal cards will advise if this situation can be remedied or not.
Decisions made in the past that led to poor outcomes, or painful decisions between two impossible things, may be causing you to hover in the doorway of opportunity, unable to move forward.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
You can achieve anything right now. You have the opportunity to make your mark on the world when your work is aligned with your true self.
You are invited to assert yourself and your personal power. This is an opportunity to increase your horizon and to go after the things you truly desire with a level of confidence not previously felt.
The risk here is being foolhardy and trusting to fate or destiny rather than making a plan and then working the plan. Don’t risk what you already have for an uncertain future or reward. Be careful that confidence doesn’t become hubris and arrogance.
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