Element: Air

Sign: 1. decan of Libra

Planet: Moon

Tree of Life: Chokmah

Light: balance, stagnation, wisdom, decision

Shadow: momentary peace, suspended action, difficult choice

Lord of Peace

The Two of Swords, also known as the Lord of Peace, is a card that signifies the perfect balance and peace. This title is derived from the card’s representation of a temporary state of peace and balance, a state that is hard to maintain in an ever-changing world. 


The Two of Swords serves as a reminder that peace is not merely a stroke of luck, but a result of wisdom, understanding, and the willingness to make decisions.

Joe’s Divine Guidance - Two of Swords in a Tarot Reading



When the Two of Swords appears upright, this card represents a time of balance and peace. It suggests a period of stagnation where you may feel stuck and unable to move forward. The state of the swords’ peace reflects how the swords have been driven to this state of balance. Take caution against remaining in a state of indecision without taking action.

In its reversed form, the Two of Swords may indicate that you are beginning to move out of a period of stagnation and peace. It suggests a time of decision-making and transformation, where you are beginning to find the will to move forward and make changes in your life. This card warns against falling into a state of indecision and encourages continuous learning and growth.

Mystical Symbolism - Two of Swords Thoth

Image of the Two of Swords in the Thoth tarot deck.

Blue Rose: The blue rose in the center of the card symbolizes the divine wisdom and the influence of the mother (Chokmah). It represents the source of light and patterns in the background.



Two Swords: The two swords crossed over through the blue rose represent balance and peace. They are not piercing through the rose, rather the rose is holding them together, uniting them, and suspending them.



Paper Pinwheels: The paper pinwheels in the background represent the mind, the thoughts, the constant chatter or internal monologue of our mind. They are the constant movement with the breeze or the wind, sometimes slow and sometimes very rapid depending upon the mood of the weather.

Tree of Life: Chokmah and the Two of Swords

The Two of Swords is linked with Chokmah on the Tree of Life. Chokmah represents wisdom and the connection between the divine consciousness and our individual awareness. In the context of the Two of Swords, this card embodies the wisdom and understanding that can be found in the world around us.


This card serves as a reminder to cherish and find delight in the wisdom and understanding present in the world around us. It encourages us to actively seek out and appreciate the simple yet profound experiences that bring us joy, fostering a deeper connection to the divine and a greater sense of fulfillment in our lives.

Astrology Insights

The Two of Swords in the Thoth Tarot is associated with the Moon in Libra. The Moon is the planet of emotions, intuition, and instincts, and Libra represents balance and harmony. This combination suggests a deep emotional understanding and a unique, balanced approach to decision-making. This card encourages you to tap into your emotional power and vision, reminding you that you have the power to shape your own reality and embark on a path that aligns with your true purpose.