The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth- 2 of Swords-Peace & The Astromatrix Tarot-2 of Swords.

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· Astromatrix -Thoth

Above all things, Know thyself!

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Thoth- 2 of Swords-Peace

#2. Through me its unfailing wisdom takes form in thought and word.

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The celestial attribution of the 2 of Swords, is the Moon in Libra; the Moon is change, but Nature is inherently peaceful which enhances the balancing nature of Libra, implying, the need to bring about change in a harmonious, united, and sociable way.

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In astrology, when the Moon is in the house of Libra, it influences the individual's emotions and instincts through the lens of Libran traits. Here are some characteristics associated with the Moon in Libra:

  1. Harmony and Balance: Individuals with the Moon in Libra seek emotional balance and harmony in their lives. They may feel a strong need for peaceful and harmonious surroundings, avoiding conflict whenever possible.

  2. Diplomacy: These individuals tend to approach emotions with a diplomatic mindset. They may be skilled at navigating relationships and resolving conflicts by finding fair and just solutions.

  3. Aesthetic Sensibility: The Moon in Libra brings a heightened appreciation for beauty and aesthetics. These individuals may find emotional fulfillment in art, design, or any form of creative expression that embodies elegance.

  4. Relationship Focus: Emotional fulfillment is often linked to close relationships. Moon in Libra individuals may thrive in partnerships, valuing companionship and shared experiences.

  5. Indecisiveness: The desire for harmony may sometimes lead to indecisiveness, as these individuals may struggle to make choices that could disrupt the balance. They might weigh the pros and cons extensively before reaching a decision.

  6. Social Connections: The emotional well-being of those with the Moon in Libra is often intertwined with their social life. They may feel happiest when surrounded by friends and loved ones.

  7. Aversion to Conflict: Disliking confrontations, individuals with the Moon in Libra may go to great lengths to avoid discord. This can sometimes lead to suppressing their own emotions for the sake of maintaining peace.

  8. Charm and Grace: There's a natural charm and grace associated with the Moon in Libra. These individuals may express their emotions with finesse, aiming to create a pleasant atmosphere in their interactions.

It's important to note that individual birth charts are complex, and the Moon's placement is just one aspect of a person's astrological profile. The influence of other planets, houses, and aspects also plays a significant role in shaping an individual's personality and experiences.

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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 and/or coagulated. Here, the Mind and Ego are at peace. However, this is the death suit of the Tarot, and swords are implements of War.

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A sword is also an instrument of action, rather than the egoic reaction, which is of the false you. You are the Solar Psyche, not the false-egoic mind that comes from the subconscious mind Archon installed virus. There is a greater ego, the intellectual part of the Soul, which is in constant motion. The use of the "false mind" that the Eastern Mystics call the "great enemy", Christians call the devil, the Native Americans call the Wetiko, and the Gnostic Qabalist call the Archon. This False Mind/Ego must be overcome if we are to achieve the "Heavenly Human" status of Adam Khadmon and/or the Higher State of Androgynous-Self where consciousness becomes the Supernal Trinity. However, this card represents a sigh of relief from the daily battle as we are momentarily at peace both mentally and spiritually.

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Adam Khadmon- "The Heavenly Human"

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In the Thoth Tarot, the 2- of Swords has 2- Swords of equal strength crossed where they are combined by a 5-petal blue rose. The Blue Rose represents the Gnostic Sophia, ---and the Qabalistic Chokma and/or Wisdom. Binah is the Great Mother of Wisdom (Female aspect of Chokma, for there are no separate genders at this stage), whose harmonizing influence, plus that of Libra, compounds the latent antagonism of the Suit of Swords. 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 two minds united in the wisdom of Sophia.

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The Astromatrix Tarot- 2 of Swords

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The Astromatrix Tarot- 2 of Swords depicts an image similar to the Rider-Waite-Smith and/or traditional tarot. The 2 swords held in a crossing pattern show an integration of 2 opposing thoughts. Here a martial arts student is sitting in a position of blind folded contemplation while holding two crossed Katanas. It is an image of peace, with the calm sea and the Moon in the sky, both symbols of the divine feminine and emotions at peace.

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The Rider-Waite - Smith and Astromatrix 2 of Swords, shows the underlying tension of the Moon (Crescent in the sky) in Libra (swords held crossed as Libra Scales) with a blindfolded figure as a blind compromise. Here the blind fold, suggesting compromise at the cost of "little examination of a thing". The 2 of Swords card is predominately water and the color blue as a suggestion of Sophia.

This image is also of compromise that is tenuous, the implication being that not all compromise is necessarily good, it could be a sell-out. Since one must always be true to themselves in order to be genuine, sell-outs will destroy authenticity.

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The card also highlights the drawback of the 2 of Swords by underscoring the necessity to reconcile past memories with the present to avoid repeating previous errors. Failure to achieve harmony between the past and present not only leads to repeating mistakes but also exposes us to loss, suffering, and becoming ensnared by excessive ambitions. Consequently, the negative aspect of this card leans less towards peace and more towards stubbornness. It signifies raising defenses, fortifying against opposition, and mentally blinding oneself to challenging situations. By rejecting logical perspectives, emotions are suppressed as a coping mechanism, resulting in a state of analysis paralysis. The implication of this card is that the querent must remove the mental blindfold and confront the issue directly. Our inner Light and energy can only flow when we are genuine to ourselves and take decisive action.

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Also, the 2 of Swords represents the 2 opposites of electric-male and magnetic-female forces trying to get together and achieve a harmonic balance that balances the chakric energy in the body and thereby creating a deep inner peace.

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When the 2 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 two actions here, sometimes selfish, and sometimes unselfish actions 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.
  • Overall, the Two of Swords is a balance of two strong individual minds, who have found greater profit in agreement rather than in conflict.
  • There is an arrangement of differences that brings about justice and truth from untruth.
  • Reconciliation of differences.

According to dignity of the accompanying cards, the ill dignity of 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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