Two of Wands
This tarot card is a request for prudent action. In a reading, it acts as a highlighter of the past so that we can decipher the future better. Hurdles will be strewn across our path, but our past experiences will ensure we clear them smoothly. Here, we need to remember to draw extensively from our subconscious behaviour, else we risk taking a hasty and erroneous decision. The card holds a promise of sunny days, but we have to be willing to endure a few drops of rain if we want a rainbow. As long as we are able to create distinctions between the key areas of our lives, and prioritize them intelligently, we are headed for a period of well-being and fulfilment.
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.