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Two of Wands - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


 making plans and decisions, making a pause to reflect, having the potential to succeed,  being patient, thinking about starting something new, leaving known terrain, the early development stage of a situation, the development of a new idea.

Two of Wands

Description and Symbolism


A man in red and orange colored clothing is standing at the battlement of a castle looking into the distance. The colors of his clothes represent his enthusiasm and passion. In one hand he holds a globe representing that "he holds the world at his fingertips" and his other hand embraces one of the two wands. He looks like he is planning something. The wand he is holding is unfortified and free for him to use unlike the other wand that is affixed to the concrete of the building. The two wands represent opposing forces. He might be asking himself: should I stay or should I go?

General Meaning

The number 2 indicates decisions that need to be made and also hints at opposing forces. The 2 of Wands can appear in situations when you plan on doing something. At this stage it could be the case that you still have doubts and don't know how to proceed. There might be things that hold you back, but on the other hand there is an enthusiasm there, that makes you ponder on a subject. If you take action or not is uncertain for now. The other cards in the spread might tell more about the outcome.


Love Meaning

In a love reading the Two of Wands can indicate that your initial spark for someone has developed into something more. You might have reached a stage where a decision needs to be made as to how to proceed with the relationship. Maybe you are not sure yet if you want to be in a relationship or if you want to take it to the next level. It could also mean that you have something planned with your partner and have to make decisions together.

As Feelings

If you ask how someone feels for you, Two of Wands can indicate that the person in question is in an indecisive state. They might be interested in you, but they also might not know what to do. Like for example when someone wants to approach you, but they are unsure about your reaction. There also might be other hurdles. They might even be indecisive about whether they really like you or not.

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