Suit: Suit of Wands
Card Type: Minor Arcana
Tarot Element: Fire
Star Sign: Leo
Angel: Archangel Raphael
Key Meaning: First Signs of Success
The Two of Wands indicates that your ideas are finally turning into reality. What you have started begins to deliver results. Yah, you!
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Number 2 Meaning In Tarot
All twos, including the Two of Cups, Two of Pentacles and Two of Swords speak of progress. As wands relate to action – it means, whatever you have put into action, now begins to shows signs of progress.
The number 2 is associated with increased ability to see the bigger picture. Once the initial growing pains are over, you begin to visualise just how far you can go. Confidence increases and you start to believe that good things can actually happen to you.
Two of Wands Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A man stands on top of a castle, surveying his world and holding a globe in his hand. The Ace of Wands is pinned to the wall, indicating that he has successfully managed to turn an opportunity into the present situation. He balances a second wand in his hand, now contemplating his next move.
The Two of Wands is about understanding who you are and what you want. When this card appears, it means you are clearer now about your identity and purpose, and starting to take responsibility for the world around you, however big or small that world may be. As a result, you can increasingly direct your focus and attention towards your goals.
Two of Wands Keywords
🥰 Upright: Progress, ambition, focus, higher purpose, taking control
😒 Reversed: Disappointment, delays, loss of motivation, opposition from others
LOVE: What does The Two of Wands Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the Two of Wands turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you are in a relationship, the two of Wands can mean progressing to the next phase – moving in together, engagement, marriage or pregnancy. It could also mean you are making joint plans to do something or go somewhere together. In all cases, this card confirms you are on the right path.
💖 If you are single, this card can signify meeting someone from overseas. A holiday romance could turn into a long-distance relationship, or you meet someone who has come from abroad.
💖 If you are in a long-distance relationship, this card confirms it is worth the effort. There is potential here for much more.
People often ask, is the 2 of Wands the twinflame card? I don’t think so. I view the Six of Cups as the soulmate card, and possibly the Two of Cups as the twinflame card.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business or study, then the guidance is:
⭕ A business partnership works out well.
⭕ If you have put something ‘out’ in to the world – a proposal, application or idea – wait patiently. Events are in motion, and you should see results soon.
⭕ This is a good time to put long-term career goals in place. This could mean applying to a company with better education or promotional opportunities, or studying something that will improve your job prospects. The word dominion is associated with this card, meaning ‘home’. It refers to what you claim as your turf, and this is a good time to say ‘this is my area, and I own it.’
⭕ It is a good idea to delegate tasks. You can’t do everything yourself if you want to expand.
⭕ If you want to expand your horizons, and work in a different location or country – do so. This card acts as a confirmation.
⭕ Careers associated with the Two of Wands include: Online business, sales, social media influencer, nomad lifestyle, buying and selling products, tourism, travel, translator and finance. This card is strongly associated with self-employment.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Two of Wands in a Money Reading?
💲 If you asked about money, this card indicates gradual stability. Your finances are gradually improving, but don’t expect overnight success. It is a good time to invest in yourself or your ideas.
💲 If you asked about a significant purchase, like a house – check first what is happening in the world around you. The globe in our gentleman’s hand, reminds us to take note of the global economy. Are house prices in a bubble? Will the economy affect your income? The guidance here is wait for the right time to act.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Two of Wands combined with The Tower” – Plans don’t work out. However, what seems like bad luck, is good luck.
“Two of Wands combined with Three of Pentacles” – Others admire what you have done and want to work with you.”
Two of Wands combined with Two Cups” – A healthy business partnership.
HEALTH: What does The 2 of Wands Mean when You Ask About Health?
If you asked about your health, this card can signify receiving help. You meet with the right consultant, surgeon or healer, for example.
Areas of the body associated with the 2 of Wands include: eyes and skin. It is also associated with over-coming phobias, such as fear of flying.
YES/NO: Does The Two of Wands Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and the 2 of Wands turns up, then the answer is YES. However, you may have to wait.
TIMING: Does The 2 of Wands Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 The 2 of Wands is only a timing indication if you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to giving an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Two of Wands is about 2 weeks. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 3 weeks.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Two of Wands Reversed?
When the 2 of Wands is reversed then the globe falls out of our gentleman’s hand. This suggests there is little movement towards achieving goals.
✔️ Business or other news you are waiting on, is delayed. In some instances, there is disappointment because news does not arrive, or it is not what you want to hear.
✔️ You lack persistence and follow-through. It may be tempting to blame others and circumstances.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: arrogance, ingratitude, loss of will, mismanaged claims and pride.
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