Card Meaning: Two Of Wands

Two of Wands


   The figure stands on an elevated position, watching the world below with a globe in his hand. He is obviously in the position of power, gazing on something that is of great interest to him. It seems that this person is finding a new vision in this moment, probably a new goal that he is striving for. The fire identity of the Wands suit just urges for goals, purposes and ideas. This is the first card in the suit that tries to transform the initial motivation of the Ace of Wands into something more concrete, something that we can achieve in this world. We see so many times mentioned the blue mountain in the background. In this card we can interprete it as the true goal, but the person is watching the other way, suggesting that the energy of this card has yet to assume maturity. The person obviously doesn't know his true goal yet, but he is sensing that he is ready to go to an adventure. We see the red flowers and white lilies on the stone wall, that motif we can see also on The Magician card clearly implying some connection. The Magician card is telling us about the application of the Will, this card also has the same theme but on a more mundane level.


Positive: courage, personal power, vision, new goals or attanment of the old goals, prosperity, strength of will, authority, daring.

Negative: low ambition, improper means, loss of faith, desire for power, lack of enthusiasm, futility.

   A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on the battlement; another is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily should be noticed on the left side. Divinatory Meanings: Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion; here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the malady, the mortification, the sadness of Alexander amidst the grandeur of this world's wealth. Reversed: Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion, trouble, fear.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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