The Two of Wands is the card of planning, making decisions, leaving comfort, and taking risks. The card features a man standing on top of a castle and looking down at a miniature globe. This man has everything that he needs around him, but he still hungers for more. The globe in his hand represents new potential opportunities and experiences.
The Two of Wands reminds us that when we want to make progress in life and relationships, we have to take that first step into the unknown. We don’t get what we want by just thinking about it and keeping it as an idea in our heads. The Universe helps those who help themselves. When you get out of your comfort zone, you will be rewarded.
If the Two of Wands appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is bold, courageous, and has zest for life. But the thing about this person is that they are not impulsive, they always have a plan. They’re always looking to the future, and they always have an action plan that is well thought out and well researched. It is astrologically associated with Mars in Aries. Because both Mars and Aries embody very masculine energies, this card carries an active, assertive vibe. We all have a little bit of both energies expressed in a balanced way, regardless of which gender we identify as.
For physical characteristics, the Two of Wands as a person represents someone who dresses boldly. They’re also always planning ahead, and this applies to their sartorial self-expressions as well as their self-care. They will usually have a regimented self-care, workout, meal plan, and skin care routine. This is the type of person who will plan and lay out their outfits the night before, and meal prep every Sunday. They love planners, they’re usually very organized, and they’re always on time and on point. In traditional depictions of this card, a man holds a globe, which symbolizes being very aware of one’s surroundings, so this person may be very in tune with both their own body as well as with how their surroundings impact their body.
For emotional characteristics, the Two of Wands as a person represents someone who is both self aware and aware of others. Although they’re not sensitive in a mushy, sentimental way, they’re very considerate. This person is empathetic and they try their best to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. Mars in Ariesʼ influence means they never hesitate to initiate contact. If they’re interested in you, they will pursue you. Although they’re not as gregarious as the Queen of Wands, they’re great at maintaining relationships and usually have a solid network.
For careers, the Two of Wands can represent someone who works as a visionary or explorer in some capacity. They’re likely to be a futurist, an optimist, and a visionary. They’re big-picture people with equally big creative ideas. They may be a strategist at a global think tank, coming up with solutions to complex problems. Because the Two of Wands is one of the earlier cards in the Wands suit, this person may be involved in the earlier stages of any process. For example, they may cultivate young minds by teaching at an elementary school. They may specialize in product launches and startups. They may work in mergers and acquisitions. They may be a researcher.
The Two of Wands as a person represents someone who makes you feel emboldened. They may even help you see your own potential. However, they are also pragmatic. This person is an optimist, but they’re not naïve. For example, this isn’t the type of person who believes that you can just manifest things just by staring at a vision board and uttering a few affirmations in the morning. They believe that you actually have to put in the hard work and go after what you want to manifest. They will encourage you to follow your dreams, but they also encourage you to follow through on your plans. And this person usually does have a well thought out plan.
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If the Two of Wands reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is uncourageous, unambitious, and unmotivated. In some cases, this person may also be disorganized. Nothing they do is well planned. Because this is a Minor Arcana card, some of these traits will not be inherent aspects of their identity. If they are behaving unfavorably, they might just be going through a temporary phase. It may be a behavioral pattern that they can still unlearn, if they choose to. Good or bad, nobody is perfect, and people can use their free will to change for the better.
For physical characteristics, the Two of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who is the opposite of bold and courageous. In a nutshell, this person’s artistic expressions are repressed, and it shows in the way they dress. In traditional depictions of the Two of Wands card, the character in the card is holding a globe, and they’re looking over the horizon. This person has been exposed to so many cultures, subcultures, styles, and lifestyles. However, they are reluctant to jump into any of them. The shadow side of Mars in Aries can manifest as living an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle.
For emotional characteristics, the Two of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who can be selfish. Ruled by Mars in Aries, this person may have tunnel vision when it comes to getting their needs met. This person couldn’t care less about the means, as long as they get what they want in the end. In the reverse, this person has no problems using people for selfish gain. They can be cunning, calculating, and may be manipulative. Although they don’t usually resort to illegal means, they can scheme, backstab, and take advantage of those in their circles. And they might lose their temper when they don’t get what they want.
For careers, the Two of Wands reversed can represent someone who works as a follower at the workplace. They may work in the same field as the Two of Wands upright, but they are not pioneers or visionaries. This person does not have the natural inclination to explore and discover, or create something new. They are uninspired, and they lack creativity. One of the main things that is holding this person back from reaching their full potential at the workplace is their lack of confidence. Whereas the upright Two of Wands holds a globe in their hands and sees the world as their oyster, in the reverse this person has a long list of limiting beliefs that they need to work on tackling.
The Two of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who makes you feel like you’re surrounded by negativity. In reality, you might be absorbing the negativity that this person is projecting. For example, they might make you feel undeserving of success, and that will be likely because they themselves feel undeserving of good things. Alternatively, the dark side of Mars in Aries may manifest as a selfish sense of entitlement. If this person wants something from you, they will leave you feeling robbed. If you’re romantically involved with this person, they’re so selfish that not only will they not ensure that your needs are met, you may even feel like the relationship is one-sided. This may not actually be the case, and your feelings may be actually reciprocated by this person, but because they’re so selfish, you might feel like you’re doing all the work in the relationship.
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For love readings, the Two of Wands represents planning and moving forward to reach your goals. Love is not just about a feeling. Love is about our actions. We get what we put out. Set your intentions, work to make them happen, and you will find your wishes manifested.
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