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Upright: Future planning, progress, decisions, discovery.
Reversed: Personal goals, inner alignment, fear of unknown, lack of planning.
The Two of Wands shows a man, dressed in a red robe and hat, holding a small globe in his hands. The globe in his hands represents that the world is his oyster and there is huge potential if he can expand his horizons to encompass broader life experiences. He stands within the confines of his castle, suggesting that while he is contemplating big opportunities, he has not yet left his comfort zone to pursue them; he is still very much in the planning phase. His hand rests on an upright wand, while the second wand is fixed to the wall of the castle – a further sign of not yet being completely ready to venture out into the big, wide world. In the background, the land is fertile while also mountainous, suggesting that there is the potential for success, so long as he can overcome the challenges that will arise.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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The Two of Wands takes the spark of inspiration from the Ace of Wands and turns it into a clear action plan so that you can bring your idea into fruition. You have been through the discovery phase and you know what you want to manifest—now you need to work out how. You are exploring your options and carefully planning your path ahead, taking into account all possibilities and potential challenges. You are open to growth and exploring new territories, so long as you have a level of certainty it will work out in the long run.
When the Two of Wands appears in a Tarot reading, you are not ready to take action just yet – it is more important that you have a clear plan that you feel comfortable with before moving ahead. The Two of Wands is also about discovery, particularly as you step outside of your comfort zone and explore new worlds and new experiences. It may take some courage to take the first step, but this card gives you the confidence of self-knowledge. You know what your goal is, you know what your creative process is directing for you and you are confident in its eventual fulfilment. Let your intuition and passion guide you as you confirm your next steps.
The Two of Wands indicates that you are beginning to consider your longer-term goals and aspirations and are ready to plan ahead for what you need to do to achieve these goals. You have already come so far, but now you feel it is ready for a change, this time with your long-term future in mind. You may be considering overseas travel, further education or a major career change at this point to expand your learning and development and to grow your horizons beyond your immediate environment. With careful planning and a moderated approach, you will set yourself up for success in the future.
The Twos in Tarot often represent decisions of some sort. In the case of the Two of Wands, you may be making a decision between sticking with what you know or expanding your horizons and taking a risk. You know that the world has to offer you something bigger or more meaningful, yet you are also aware that to maximise on this opportunity, you must leave your familiar grounds. Even though you have already invested a lot into your current circumstances, for you to be able to grow and to maximise your potential, it is imperative that you step out into a new world and explore your options.
The Two of Wands reversed encourages you to bring your attention inwards and focus on your personal goals. Consider what is truly important to you and what lights you up. You may have headed in one direction, only to realise it wasn’t in full alignment with your deeper values and purpose. This card invites you to go back to the drawing board and reconnect with your personal dreams and goals, then make the necessary adjustments to your path ahead.
At times, the Two of Wands reversed may indicate that you have an idea, but you lack a clear plan to move it forward. As a result, you are working haphazardly and inefficiently and not reaching your desired destination as quickly as you would like. As French poet, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, says, “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” so make sure you have a clear plan in place so that you can manifest your goals and dreams and make them a reality. Go back to your original idea, and the energy and enthusiasm you initially felt. Let that guide you to the next step.
If you are at a cross-roads about which direction to take to fulfil your dreams, ask yourself, "What do I really want? And what's holding me back from getting it?" You may be opting
for the easy path, but it is in fact the more difficult path that will give us the biggest opportunity for growth. Similarly, the reversed Two of Wands can highlight that you are afraid to step out into unknown territories despite the tremendous growth potential, instead preferring to stay with what is familiar to you. You may be ‘the big fish in the small pond’, enjoying the feeling of success in this safe environment, but not reaching your fullest potential because you’re not willing to step outside of your comfort zone and jump into the bigger pond. Reconnect with your vision and why you are here, and know that in order for you to reach your highest level of growth, you will need to step out into the unknown and explore new territories.