Card of the Day: 2 of Swords

2-of-swords-editA woman dressed in office attire sits in the middle of a natural setting holding two enormous swords by the handles. They are not faced out in a gesture of defiance or defense, but resting on her shoulders. She wears the hood of a burka.

Traditionally this card bears the energy of truce. The idea of truce is expanded here, because contained within this woman are enormous paradoxes. She’s visible and hidden, devout and worldly, casual and formal, prepared for inside and outside. It’s these things that are the more important truces in our lives, the cessation of tension between all the parts of us. When a truce is reached between these paradoxical parts, we relax, and see the world more clearly.