Two of Swords
This tarot card indicates opposing choices. In a reading, this illustrates the confused state we are in, when we have an intellectual decision to make. While we maintain an outwardly stable appearance, we may at times be moving against the current of life, and foreseeing challenges where there are none. There is a suggestion that intuition will be our guide, and we should be relax and be receptive of its subtle signals. Our patience and trust in the intangible will be rewarded with favourable outcomes.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.