The transparent scissors.
Thinking about the two of swords, a balanced and calm state of mind really is the only truly useful state of mind. I thought, well, what’s the most useful and balanced use of two swords? A pair of scissors! Probably the most useful tool ever invented. A useful mind is a mind that shapes and trims, and cuts away obsolete thought patterns. The scissors are transparent so that they do not obscure the subject.

The Blue Lotus is the enlightened higher mind. At it’s center is a yin/yang symbolizing the fact that a balanced sane mind is one in which masculine and feminine qualities are equally honored, and also a mind that accepts both dark and light.

The owl is another symbol of rational wisdom, being the companion of Athena.
This card depicts everything good and liberating about clarity and sanity, and so is one of the most positive of the swords suit.

3 responses

  1. That’s so cool, I never thought of the Two of Swords as a pair of scissors! I tend to be a little regimented and literal in my thinking. With those blue rays coming off the lotus it’s almost like a blue sun. This has really brought out some great aspects of this card, it’s hard to find much positive in any of the Swords. Very beautiful.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    • I don’t really believe any suit is worse than any other. Sure swords deal with pain, but pain is the key to transformation. It’s a great creative fuel. Especially in this kind of occult art, pain is as useful as paint.
      People want everything always to be happy and fun and it just isn’t. Hard to tell them that in a tarot reading though, I suppose, when they are looking at you with hopeful eyes.

      February 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

  2. That’s a large part of the reason I have never read publicly, or professionally. I actually was on very briefly, but people just keep nagging you when you don’t tell them what they want to hear, “Well what if… Can’t you tell if … what happens when…yeah but I really NEED… ” They’re never satisfied with what you tell them.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:14 am

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