Two of Swords as Feelings Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The Two of Swords is the card of difficult choices, feeling stuck in the middle, stalemates, and denial. This card shows a blindfolded woman holding two crossed swords. The swords represent the two choices that she is deciding between. She is undecided and finding it difficult to choose. Her blindfold indicates that she is not seeing the situation clearly and may not know the whole truth. 

The Two of Swords reminds us that difficult decisions are a part of life. They are a part of romance as well. Sometimes, we are the one who has to make a tough call. Other times, we are waiting anxiously for someone else to make a decision that will affect us. The Two of Swords reminds us that we should always make the decision that feels most authentic to us. 

Upright Two of Swords as Feelings

If you are asking about how someone feels about you and you draw the Two of Swords, it means that this person is feeling stuck between decisions. They are feeling indecisive. They do not know whether they want to move forward or backward. This person is feeling a lack of clarity on what to do next, and they may even be in denial.

This person may also feel like they are in a stalemate situation with you. No matter what they do, they feel like they can’t win. Yet, they can’t walk away because they care too much about you. They love you, but they are feeling frustrated about your situation. How can you work together to move forward?

For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Two of Swords means that this person is unsure if they want to move forward in the relationship. They may be deciding between you and someone else right now. They are feeling indecisive about it, and they are lacking clarity on what to do next. You can wait it out, but you also have the right to find someone who is going to be decisive about you. 

For existing relationships, the Two of Swords indicates that this person is feeling undecided about where to take your relationship. They feel that there are two paths forward, and they don’t know which one they want to take yet. They feel confused and they lack clarity. They are directionless, and they may even be in denial. This is something that they are going to have to get clear about if the relationship is to work. 

If you are asking about an old flame or an ex’s feelings about you, the Two of Swords indicates that they still feel some type of way about you. They can’t let go, but they can’t go back either. They are wishy washy and they do not have a clear vision of how they want to proceed. If you are asking about whether reconciliation is a possibility, it is, but only if they fully decide to choose you.  

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Two of Swords is a sign that your partner is uncommitted to the idea of being married. They don’t want to break up with you, but they don’t want to get married right now either. They don’t feel like they are in any hurry to decide. This may or may not work with your timeline.  

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Reversed Two of Swords as Feelings

When the Two of Swords is reversed, it means that this person is feeling avoidant. They may have several choices to choose between, but they don’t want to make a decision at all. They would rather bury their head in the sand and hope that it all goes away rather than take a decisive stand. This card suggests that any decision they make would be very painful.

They also feel confused and overwhelmed. They feel like they are being pushed by other people to make a decision that they are not ready for. This makes them feel scared and put their guard up. They are carrying a big burden on their shoulders from all of the anxiety and analysis paralysis they have going on. 

For singles and those in new relationships, the Two of Swords reversed is a sign of feeling avoidant. They feel like you are pressuring them to decide between you and the someone else who is also on their mind. They want it both ways and they don’t want to cut off one of their options. They are feeling very anxious and they are hoping this will all just go away soon. However, you have the right to be more than just an option to someone.  

For those in committed relationships, the Two of Swords reversed is a sign of avoiding a major decision in your relationship. They feel confused and overwhelmed. They feel pressured by you and other external parties. The more people want them to choose, the less they want to deal with it. They feel like they are carrying a huge burden on their shoulders, and they don’t know what to do. 

If you are asking about an ex’s feelings about you, the Two of Swords reversed means that they are feeling confused and overwhelmed by how the relationship ended. Their way of dealing with the breakup is not dealing with it. They are trying their best to push it out of their mind. If you are asking about whether reconciliation or getting back together is possible, this is not a great sign. This person doesn’t want to be the leader in any decisionmaking right now. They are not going to be proactive about anything.  

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Two of Swords reversed means that they don’t want to talk about this topic at all. They feel like they are being pressured from all sides to commit, and this makes them feel claustrophobic. They wish people would stop bringing it up. They don’t feel ready right now. 

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Conclusion

For relationships and feelings, the Two of Swords represents deciding between two difficult choices. Sometimes, we are the one who is deciding. Other times, we are the one who is waiting for an answer. It’s a hard situation to be in, but ultimately, you have to make the call that feels most authentic to you. 

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