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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 2 of Swords-Peace & Santa Muerte Tarot- 2 of Swords

Western Qabalistic and Tantric Tarot Card Comparisons

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Thoth- 2 of Swords-Peace

The celestial attribution of the 2 of Swords, is the Moon in Libra; the Moon is note for phases and change, but Nature is inherently peaceful which enhances the balancing nature of Libra.

Overall, one would think of the disruption of Chokma (# 2 Sephiroth- Wisdom) in the suit of Air (Swords); air being a suit born from the conflict of Water and Fire in marriage. Air/Swords is subject to change as no other suit, not only from the fire/water parentage but also when Earth appears the suit becomes crystallized.

In the Thoth Tarot, the 2 of Swords, shows 2 Swords of equal strength, crossed; they are combine by a 5 petal blue rose. The Blue Rose represents the *Gnostic Sophia, and the Qabalistic Chokmah. The Great Mother of Wisdom (Female aspect of Chokma), whose harmonizing influence, plus that of Libra, compounds the latent antagonism of the Suit of Swords, the traditional death suit. The pinwheel shaped white rays, are in a geometrical pattern that emphasizes the harmonic equilibrium of the 2. Peace is about the best word to describe this harmonic. Here are 2 minds united in the wisdom of Sophia. Therefore, the astrological meaning applied to the 2 of Air, is the Moon in Libra, implying, the need to bring about change in a harmonious, united and sociable way. One could say, the 2 of Swords implies that there is a need to confront the antagonist and thereby, bring about an alliance, that will bring strength, wisdom and cooperation..

*Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom & God’s Bride. Who is Sophia? Literally she is Wisdom, because the Greek word Sophia means “wisdom” in English. More than that, Sophia is the Wisdom of Deity. She has been revered as the Wise Bride of Solomon by Jews, as the Queen of Wisdom and War (Athena) by Greeks, and as the Holy Spirit of Wisdom by Christians.

Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom & God's Bride

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Santa Muerte- 2 of Swords

The Advice of the Dead:

You can put your trust in others only afterwards, therefore, for now work to clear things and reach a point of meeting between two conflictual questions.

The Santa Muerte- 2 of Swords, artistically incorporates the traditional skull of the Santa Muerte celebrations into an interesting pair of scissors. Scissors are the balance of 2 blades working in cooperation to achieve a goal. The blue flowers, represent the "blue rose" of Sophia, and therefore, the wisdom of working together. This stresses the need to stop conflict or a moment of difficulty because things are just not working, as if 2 blades are in conflict rather than cooperation. Hence, the 2 of swords pushes towards confrontation, for the attainment of an alliance which in the end will find equilibrium that is capable of inverting and clearly separating the contrasts and/or diversities, thereby, transforming them into strengths and cooperation.

The Santa Muerte-2 of Swords agrees with the definitions of the Thoth Tarot- 2 of Swords-Peace.

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When the Two of Swords is thrown:

  • The querent will be or has been, experiencing peace after a quarrel that began two weeks, or two months ago.
  • Peace is restored but some tension remains.
  • There are 2 actions here, sometimes selfish and sometimes unselfish action because of the contradictory characteristics in the same nature (Moon in Libra, Fire and Water).
  • There is Strength gained after suffering; sacrifice and trouble, yet strength arising from the effort.
  • The querent may often show sorrow and sympathy for those in trouble and champion the weak and oppressed while also giving aid to them.
  • There is an arrangement of differences that brings about justice and truth from untruth.
  • Reconciliation of differences. 

According to the ill dignity of the accompanying cards, the 2 of Swords, could also mean:

  • One is lacking tact, often doing injury when meaning well. 
  • There is also an inclination to repeat pardoned affronts.
  • Unresolved conditions of tension.

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