Friday, September 26, 2014

The Two of Cups, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Cups - RWSThe Two of Cups, Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Lord of Love
Two of Cups in timing: Two months; or from June 21st to July 1st
Kabbalah: Chokmah in Briah
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Two of Hearts



The Two of Cups Card Definition, RWS and Thoth


The Two of Cups is about love or a bond between two persons. Some definitions of this card refer to finding a connection which seemingly fills a void within the whole of the self. This suggests, as is true, that no love can be complete unless you are integrated or balanced within yourself; i.e., a relationship with another will not compensate for the satisfaction and happiness that is not already present within you. When well aspected, this is a positive card with a mutual exchange of love, affection, and all of the trimmings. When poorly aspected, as one might expect, it ain't quite so pretty, and may suggest that someone's poor actions are being mirrored back at them.



The Two of Cups Dignified or Upright


  • Love, or a loving relationship, friendship, or term connection.
  • A pleasant and fulfilling interaction with another.
  • Reciprocal or exchanged feelings.
  • A connection of friendship.
  • If you demonstrate love and affection, the same will be returned to you.
  • Someone of the opposing gender will perform a service beneficial to you.
  • May refer to one's parents, as well as to any gain made through them (and loss through them when ill dignified).
  • When changing residences, the move will be a positive one.
  • Whatever you are facing, this card tells that it will be a healing experience for you.
  • You have discovered a piece of what it is that satisfies your soul.
  • Demonstrate more compassion.
  • Someone who mirrors you.
  • Common ground, unity, harmony, and agreement.
  • Compassion will be demonstrated.
  • A sexual connection.
  • Working with someone of the opposite sex.
  • Acting through wisdom inspires harmony.
  • Someone sticking their neck out to aid you.
  • Sincerity in intentions.
  • Find that which is missing within you.
  • A decision involving morals. 
  • Engagement or marriage.
  • Good health.


The Two of Cups Ill Dignified or Reversed


  • Someone of the opposite sex will not transact the favor you've asked of them.
  • A decision made in folly or that lacks the insight of wisdom.
  • Someone is mirroring your actions and thoughts, the negative ones as well, which is becoming an issue.
  • False or misleading demonstrations of affection.
  • Whatever you are facing, this card reversed suggests that it will not be a favorable experience for you.
  • Disharmony within a relationship.
  • What is missing in your life, leaves you experiencing a void.
  • Living an indulgent lifestyle.
  • Extravagance and wastefulness.
  • An insatiable desire.
  • Slyness, subtlety and guise.
  • Greed, in the sense of lusting for the finer things in life.
  • Encountering blockages or opposition.
  • Demonstrating a slant of bias.
  • A tendency to exhibit a certain type of behavior.
  • A poor decision was made based upon weak moral standards.
  • Relocating will turn out to be unfulfilling. 
  • If a proposal you made was turned down, consider making an appeal.
  • Lack of reciprocity.
  • Fluctuating emotions.
  • Resentment.
  • Jealousy. 

Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/

Thoth image copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Two of Swords, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Swords, RWSThe Two of Swords, Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill-dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Lord of Peace Restored 
Two of Swords in timing: Two weeks; or from Sept 23rd to Oct 2nd
Kabbalah: Chokmah in Yetzirah
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Two of Spades



The Two of Swords, RWS and Thoth Meaning


The Two of Swords card carries similar meaning whether you are using the Thoth or the RWS tarot. The underlying concept is that the peace and calm normally existent in interactions, is not there. The point then, is to examine what may be knocking the energies of the relationship off center--that is, if change is truly sought. Unfortunately though, once in such predicaments it's common to simply hope for a situation to resolve itself; but it doesn't work that way.

Furthermore, sometimes it looks that a meaning of the Two of Swords card is favorable, but it is a Swords card, and that needs to be kept as a perspective... so at its absolute best, there is an undercurrent going on.



The Two of Swords Dignified or Upright


  • Telling yourself that all is satisfactory, when it isn't.
  • Ignoring that which is distasteful or unpleasant to you.
  • What started off as a small point of contention unimportant to you, is now needing attention and your action.
  • Refusing to accept the truth of what is, or refusing to acknowledge evidence of it.
  • An idealized romantic attachment rather than a healthy relationship.
  • A friendship or relationship, often with an undercurrent (perhaps not yet fully resolved issues), but is viable just the same.
  • Hiding the truth of your feelings from a partner.
  • There may be a battle going on, but peaceful negotiations can still take place.
  • You have a point of view that stands in conflict with that of another.
  • Opting to stay in a situation though it lacks peace and harmony.
  • Reaching a point of truce, a standoff or a stalemate.
  • It is necessary to deal with the truth from all sides to have some degree of harmony manifest.
  • Refusing to acknowledge how you truly feel.
  • Someone is interested in you, but you are closing yourself off.
  • Kindness is being extended to you, but your defensiveness is making it a difficult delivery to make.
  • Analyzing a situation in order to find a solution or a more peaceful way of proceeding.
  • A choice between two things.
  • A phase of inactivity.
  • A phase of peace.


The Two of Swords Ill Dignified or Reversed


  • Opening one's eyes to acknowledge the truths before them.
  • Overwhelmed by the intensity of a situation.
  • Attempting to get back together with an ex romantic partner.
  • Hanging on to a relationship despite it being an unhealthy one and despite knowing that it's healthier to move on.
  • Mental cruelty or excessive verbal sparring as a matter of habit.
  • Acting out in a passive/aggressive manner.
  • You are attracted to someone, but be aware that they are shallow, superficial, or not as you perceive them to be.
  • Refusing to make a decision or take action in the fear that to do so might possibly make things worse.
  • You have tried dealing with a circumstance in various ways, and now the best thing you can do is bide your time until a solution is found.
  • If attracted to another, that person is blocking you out emotionally or purposely maintaining a distance.
  • Someone whose behavior is far from typical - a loose cannon.
  • Open your eyes, as there are situational omens cautioning you of what is to come.
  • Maintaining a distance from an uncomfortable person or situation.
  • Standing in opposition as a force of habit.
  • Saying one thing then doing another.
  • Being fed untruths or incomplete descriptions.
  • A demonstration of duplicity or disloyalty.
  • Exhibiting a false front or a false identity.
  • A friendship that is not bonafide.
  • Ignoring.


Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/

Thoth image copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Two of Wands, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Wands - RWSThe Two of Wands - Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill-dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Lord of Dominion
Two of Wands in timing: Two days; or from March 21st to the 30th
Qabalah: Chokmah in Atziluth
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Two of Clubs



The Two of Wands, RWS 


The Two of Wands, the man is obviously wealthy--fine clothes and a stately home tell of his prosperity, and he has the world sitting in the palm of his hand... who could ask for more. Yet the grayness of the image and that one of his wands is secured to the terrace, hint at him feeling held back, perhaps bored. An open expanse before him, says that he wants to move forth and explore opportunities open to him. The secured wand marks his territory; even in his absence, his presence, his power, is known and respected. He has the world in his hands; there is nothing truly standing in his way no matter how it may appear.

The man has obviously achieved much, and has his eye set on achieving more. Holding a globe, hints that he intuits a venture is right for him to engage in. He is capable of anything he sets his mind to.


The Two of Wands, Thoth


Through the Thoth version of the Two of Wands we are urged to harness our powers of will. We can do this in a dignified way, or we can plow through situations shamelessly, much like the proverbial bull in a china cabinet.

The positive side of our powers include strength, the employment of justice and balance, dignified and harmonious administration, seeking and applying solutions, working in partnership, courage and bravery, boldness, and the power of intellect. On the flip side of the same coin lie revenge, dominance, stubbornness, shamelessness, and offensiveness in approach.



The Two of Wands Dignified and Upright


  • Directing and instructing others.
  • Effective demonstration of will.
  • Having earnt respect.
  • Do as you see fit.
  • Move forth boldly and courageously.
  • Focused on creating improvements for yourself and others.
  • Make a plan and tune those around you into it; direct them through accordingly.
  • Make your requisites known.
  • The achievement of wealth and prosperity.
  • Has earnt rank and authority.
  • Maintaining a position of authority.
  • Banking on a positive outcome.
  • Conquer new territories despite the intimidation factor.
  • Don't let fears hold you back.
  • Job related perks (e.g.--expense account, medical plan, car, etc).
  • No one is going to do it for you, you must move ahead by your own accord.
  • You may have the idea that things won't progress as you need them to, but don't let that hold you back.
  • Has the ability to persuade others.
  • Don't stall, the right moment to proceed is now.
  • There isn't always a need to follow in the footsteps of others; try something creative and new.
  • Demonstrate some refinement, tact, and class.
  • You are fully capable of reaching success.
  • The solution lies entirely in your hands.
  • Facing power equal to or greater than your own.
  • If you can't at first have things go your way, try more subtle means.
  • Moving forth despite the reekings of a perilous circumstance.
  • A partnership.


The Two of Wands Ill Dignified and Reversed


  • Doing as you see fit regardless of consequences.
  • Ambition above all else.
  • Pride as a blockage.
  • Facing confrontation, or blocked by powers oppositional to your own.
  • Authority applied to corrupt ends.
  • A surprise happenstance.
  • Encountering a disruptive influence.
  • A disturbing or shocking outcome.
  • Worrying as a habit.
  • Lacking the ability to see the funny side of things.
  • An annoying or distressing situation.
  • Disregarding others as goals and ambitions are pursued.
  • Feeling the need to fight in order to get one's way, or being prone towards arguing.
  • Not willing to settle; prepared to force a desired outcome.
  • Choosing not to move in pursuit of your goals causes distress and illness.
  • Facing disappointment.
  • Blocked by fear.
  • Extreme embarrassment.
  • Daydreaming of that which is unattainable.
  • Tied up in a muck of inner turbulence and emotion.





Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/

Thoth image copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

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