Two of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

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Two of Wands (Reversed)

Ideas: Alteration, departure, stay

Traits: Adventurous, complacent, conservative, courageous, decisive, liberal, predictable, stable

Emotions: Contentment, enthusiasm, excitement, insecurity, relief, satisfaction

  • Actions:
    • Changing course midstream
    • Disregarding the input of others
    • Keeping your current status
    • Leaving for a better opportunity
    • Making your move after consideration
    • Staying at where you feel secure
Two of Wands (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Alternatives, next destination, tracker

Traits: Ambitious, aspiring, contemplative, curious, farsighted, many-sided, open, prudent, secure

Emotions: Eagerness, enjoyment, hope, longing, optimism

  • Actions:
    • Assessing one or more external alternatives
    • Considering where the next destination should be
    • Empowering yourself to make a choice
    • Looking for new opportunities while staying secure
    • Seeing the value of another person’s approach
    • Understanding there’s more than one way to skin a cat
Two of Wands (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Miss, overanalysis, overchoice

Traits: Cautious, cowardly, distractible, hesitant, indecisive, passive, slow, timid

Emotions: Annoyance, apprehension, desire, disappointment, frustration, irritation, neglect, nervousness, worry

  • Actions:
    • Being overwhelmed by too many choices
    • Doing one thing while desiring another
    • Missing an opportunity
    • Overanalyzing the options
    • Refusing to change your goal even when pursuing it no longer makes sense
    • Struggling to make a decision

Two of Wands’ Advice

Personal Growth

While others become slaves to fashion and convention, you should work to express yourself. What sets you apart? What makes you unique? These are qualities worth celebrating. Rather than give in to brow-beating and peer pressure, set your own standards in all things.


To what extent does everyone involved in your situation want the same thing? The actions people take reveal their true inclinations. To gain insight into the goals of others, study what they do. Are their actions in line with their stated goals? Are yours?


No one can serve two masters. Before proceeding, determine exactly how much authority you have in this matter. In addition, it’s time to decide which “To Do” items move you closer to your personal goals … and which ones are merely consuming your limited time and energy.


Others will have their opinions, but ultimately, you must decide what spiritual practices are right for you. Speak your mind and share your own views with courage and honesty. Answering the call of Spirit may dictate taking the road less traveled by.

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