Cards: 2 of Swords

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Camoin-Jodorowsky

A meeting of opposition, expansion from the one to the two. Alone it could indicate a truce, a coming together of binaries. It could also indicate a meeting of opposing ideas, a decision. This calls to mind the traditional Waite-Smith image of the two of swords, the blindfolded woman holding two swords in opposition, sitting outside with a waxing moon behind her. It is the deciding moment where two ideas come to head and one must win out the other.

With La Force it is decidedly a battle of two, a duel of wits and strength. Furthermore, it is a duel that fosters change and empowerment. When the one is equipped with the power and drive of the sword, a meeting of an other in a duel will generate a testing of strength and capacity. Resistance and overcoming resistance.

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Camoin-Jodorowsky

On another noted, this could also be read as subjugation, the overpowering presence of the woman in la force becomes the two swords surrounding the flower, which is a transformation of the lion. This is an indication of asphyxia, of being surrounded and cornered.

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Camoin-Jodorowsky

2 thoughts on “Cards: 2 of Swords

    1. Thank you, I have been playing around with ways to read the cards and different meanings. A lot of fun. I finished reading the art of reading and that book sparked my perspective in big ways.

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