“I just want to retreat to my own island, and be alone, so that I can think. My mind is cluttered with thought, and I cannot shut out the noise I am hearing in my thoughts!”
The Swords are associated with the astrological air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius and represent your mental outlook with communication and thought.
The positive characteristics of the Swords are their strength, authority, courage, ambition and desire to travel.
The Sword Archetypes desire to seek the truth and are not afraid to call a “Spade a Spade”! They experience conflict, pain, anger and aggression, and are connected to the spring season in the northern hemisphere and the fall season in the southern hemisphere.
The timing of the Swords is undetermined in my deck because the Sword Archetypes wrestle with unresolved issues in their mind, but when they are ready, they cut right through the situation, and the outcome is usually shocking and sudden!
There is an Archetype dressed in white, standing between a woman on their right and a man on their left. The Archetype is covering their ears using both sides of their hands because they do not want to be swayed by the past or the future. Remember the left side represents the past, and the right side represents the future.
The Archetype is trying to stay in the conscious, and the time of now, because one needs to make a decision and separate from past and future attachments. The Archetype is thinking, “I am in a stalemated relationship and trying to make the right decision whether to move on or stay in the relationship. My thought process is stuck, and I feel like I am going nowhere. Right now, I only want to be alone and isolated from the people in my life, so I will make the right decision.”
This card indicates that one is going through a struggle or conflict in their mind and trying to find the truth that will shed light on the situation so one can act on it and finally find resolution.
Let’s take a look at the symbolism of this card and see what else is going on in the Archetypes mind:
• The dark blue sky is full of storm clouds, which represents a storm of unresolved issues hovering in one’s thoughts. The color blue represents thought, emotion and communication.
• There are mountains in the background that represents the Archetypes goals in the future and if you look closer there is a dusting of snow on the mountains which represents the harsh condition of the winter season and the difficulties one is going through reaching their goal and the decision they want to make.
• The Archetype is standing on large pebbles, and one is reminded to take care of the large pebbles or rocks first because those are the things that really matter most in a partnership. The color of the pebbles is gray which represents uncertainty.
• Two swords crossing each other represent the cross roads or a stalemated situation.
The Two of Swords reflects our partnerships, friendships, romantic interests, or business partnerships. These relationships are very deep for both partners, and there is a need to feel that both parties are equally committed and treated as equals by each other. When one feels that they are not being treated fairly and with respect, it may be time to bring the partnership back into balance.
This may be a time in your life that will require you to open communications with your partner to find the correct balance or restore it to an even starting ground again. Nothing changes without effort, and one cannot remain in a stalemate.
The Two of Swords may also represent a time in your life when you realize that despite all your hard efforts to balance the relationship, nothing has changed for the better. You will need to move on and accept the ending to this partnership and make sacrifices in order to make new plans and move on.
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I Want To Retreat To My Own Island So I Can Think And Be Alone
With Love And Joy,
© Safina 2012
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