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What does the Two of Swords mean?

August 21, 2018

RWS 2.0 Two of SwordsHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Swords:
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand; we listen to reply.

I found this quote (unattributed) on a meme on Facebook. So I Googled it and found a very similar quote from Stephen R. Covey (famous for his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”):
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

I then found several more interesting quotes from him that work well as pithy meanings for the Two of Swords:

  • “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
  • “Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It’s not logical; it’s psychological.”
  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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