My Daily Tarot: Two of Wands

17 Jan

ACTIONS

  • having personal power
  • commanding attention and respect
  • directing those around you
  • holding the world in your hands
  • wielding influence
  • calling the shots
  • having authority
  • swaying others to your position
  • being able to achieve your goals
  • being bold
  • daring to do what you want
  • taking a risk
  • gambling events will go your way
  • confronting the situation head-on
  • taking the initiative
  • speaking your mind
  • facing fear directly
  • taking the bull by the horns
  • seizing the day
  • showing originality
  • doing what no one else has done
  • creating your own style
  • being a pioneer
  • taking a different approach
  • inventing something new
  • diverging from the crowd
  • marching to a different drummer

OPPOSING CARDS:

  • High Priestess – being passive, staying in the background
  • Hierophant – conforming, going along with the group
  • Eight of Swords – powerlessness, fear of action
  • Ten of Swords – victim mentality, powerlessness
  • Ten of Pentacles – going by the rules, being conventional

REINFORCING CARDS:

  • Magician – personal power, wielding a strong force
  • Emperor – authority
  • Chariot – personal power, command
  • Sun – vitality, brilliance, greatness

DESCRIPTION

The Two of Wands glorifies individual courage and greatness. This card taps the same energy as the Magician, but with one important difference. The Magician represents the archetype of power – the impersonal energy of creativity and strength. The Two of Wands stands for that power brought down to Earth and made personal. Personal power is an invigorating force that fills you up and lends you the courage to be great. A powerful person is like a magnet that attracts all those within a certain area.

True power always comes from the Divine. It passes through us and then flows out into the world. When we understand this relationship, we are blessed because this flow brings with it a tremendous feeling of expansion and fulfillment. We feel as if we can accomplish anything. Problems develop when we forget that we are not the source of power, only its conduit. We must be careful not to let the intoxicating feelings that come with power overwhelm our good sense and blind us to our true desires and intentions.

In readings, the Two of Wands indicates that power is a major issue in the situation. You or someone else has it or wants it. When you see this card, look carefully at your goals and activities to make sure you are using power wisely. Don’t support power for its own sake, but enjoy it when it serves your worthwhile purposes. Take this gift and use it to mold your environment in positive ways.

The Two of Wands can also stand for an extra dose of daring and inventiveness. When you see this card, trust that the time is right for the bold, creative move that will knock their socks off. Forget subtlety and old, tired approaches. Allow yourself free rein and you’ll be amazed at the results.

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One Response to “My Daily Tarot: Two of Wands”

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