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What does the Two of Swords mean?

June 4, 2015

Two of Swords -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Swords:
There are two sides to every story … but sometimes one side is a lot truer than the other.
Note, however, that it can take a bit of wisdom to discern which is which.

In my Tarot of the Masters version of this card, the illustration was inspired by The Judgment of Solomon by Raphael Sanzio, which is an illustration of the biblical story of Solomon and the two mothers.  That tale is of two women who lived in the same home, and one mother’s baby had died. The identity of the surviving baby was in dispute, and each woman was claiming it for her own.  The conflict was brought to wise King Solomon to judge, and his solution was to suggest that the surviving baby be cut in half, with each mother getting half.  One of the women quickly renounced her claim so that the baby might live, and the king thereby knew that she was the true mother and ordered that the child should be given to her.  It took the proverbial Wisdom of Solomon to know which side of the story was true.

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