“When burying your head in the sand, do not forget to close your eyes”
I don’t know who said that first, but it expresses the message of the 2 of Swords perfectly. You know when you don’t want to make the decision? Or you’d rather just complain and moan about how things should be different? Or you decide that blaming someone else makes the most sense? I mean, all of those options take the pressure off and free us from personal responsibility, which is nice.
Except when it’s not so nice.
In this card, you see a woman sitting on a stone bench, wearing a cloth over her eyes. The blindfold signals a refusal to see. She holds 2 swords up and out. Swords represent the intellect and the mind, so two swords in this case, speak to divergent trains of thought, distinct possibilities, or even the decision to take a firm stance without giving any room to any other perspectives.
There’s a feeling here of pride and rigidity in this card, but also some confusion. The conundrum seems almost decided by default. The choice made, by turning a blind eye.
Where in your life have you strapped on your blindfold? What are you unwilling to look at? Where have you made a decision, by not making a decision?
While this kind of passivity can feel safest in the short run, in the long term it keeps you spinning in your head, running options over and over, or simply avoiding. Both spinning and avoidance take an extreme amount of effort, don’t they?
The message here is to remove the blindfold, take a clear assessment of the situation and make your decision.
Step into your power.
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