Here’s a beautiful take on the Two of Swords
It’s from the Gorgon’s Tarot, by Dolores Fitchie – a long-awaited deck that has *just* been published by Schiffer Books. More on this to come – perhaps when I’ve day-tripped down to London town to take tea and cake with Dodo herself…
For now, a single card:
I often see the Two of Swords as being emotionally closed-off, self-protective to the point of a deep and solitary sadness. But Dolores takes a kinder approach in her description of this card, suggesting that this woman has purposefully and perhaps wisely withdrawn in order to think through a difficult predicament.
The suggestion is that this is a fine thing to do, provided it does not go on for too long, and Dolores makes me laugh when she writes “With any luck, her two guardians will gently nip her toes, to bring her back from her introspection if she gives any signs of overstretching her withdrawal period.”
It is a soft, gentle, quiet card, and it feels to me very much like The Star – a period of solitude before arriving calmly at a peaceful place, with a renewed sense of perspective. Dolores also describes the benevolent moon who watches over the figure, “throwing a mantle of protective light on her shoulders.”
It’s nice to have a kindly take on this card, reminding me that its okay to be quiet some times, it’s okay to go within, to put up boundaries, to let people know you are ‘not to be disturbed’.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.