Love Tarot: Duality, Unity and the Twos

Love Tarot: Duality, Unity and the Twos
Understanding the Number Two in a Love Tarot Reading

Throughout the Tarot, numbers are everywhere. Each Tarot card has a corresponding number. In fact, many of the Tarot card meanings are attributed to the influence of numerology. In some cases, numbers can be just as significant as the imagery of the Tarot. Their Tarot card meanings represent the various phases one encounters on their road to spiritual enlightenment.

Two is the number of duality and union. When opposites merge, they give birth to something entirely new. Each part must remain receptive to the other in order to meet in the middle. Twos represent cooperation, balance and openness. However, they also represent polarization and division. Twos are a symbol of the coming together to make one whole. Twos are ying and yang, light and dark, the conscious and unconscious, and symbiosis and individuation.

Two is also the magical number of partnership, and throughout the Tarot,  their Tarot card meanings can  reflect the joining of two people. Because the number two is often associated with our relationships, it is quite useful to understand their Tarot card meanings. They often represent a relationship's issues, level of devlopment, and expectations.

In love Tarot readings, every two can reference one’s relationship. It is also important to note, that there are twos in the major arcana: the High Priestess, Justice, and Judgment. When these cards come up in a love reading they warrant attention as they often represent the developmental stage of a relationship. They also represent the important karmic issues that are influencing the relationship. In a tarot reading, the major arcana explore this purpose, often revealing where a couple needs to grow or mature.

Below I have highlighted the Tarot cards that are associated with the number two. These particular interpretations are based on readings about relationships and partnerships.

The High Priestess II Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading
In relationship Tarot readings, the High Priestess indicates that this would be a great time to meet new people, particularly to those that you will connect with. Should you meet someone intriguing, the High Priestess represents a need to inquire about who this person truly is. She is a warning that you must get all the facts before you proceed into a  commitment or deeper level of intimacy. She is there to tell you not to rush in. If you are in a relationship, The High Priestess indicates a new phase of your relationship. You may feel a deeper connection and even though you may have your troubles, this person has entered your life for a reason. Your partner is there to teach you something.

Justice XI Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading
The Justice Tarot card reminds us that things appear in cycles. If you have been struggling in your attempts to meet someone new, this will eventually pass. Do not lose hope. You may need to get your own personal life in order.  In terms of relationships, Justice informs us of a need to take an inventory.  You may need to ask yourself some important questions. Is this relationship working for you? Are your needs getting met? If you are having troubles, Justice encourages you to start communicating with your partner. This needs to be based on your own personal needs, feelings and wishes. You must also be willing to allow your partner the same space to express himself.

Judgment XX Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading

Judgment is often considered to be the card of enlightenment. In love  tarot readings, the Judgment tarot card often indicates that you can attain your desires. If you are seeking love, it is sure to come. If you are in a relationship, now is the time to be willing to discard your fears of intimacy. You and your partner have the capacity to develop something deep and meaningful. The more you learn about you partners desires, the more comfortable you will feel. You may find that your connection will grow deeper when your share your own needs and desires.

Two of Wands Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading

In terms of relationships, the Two of Wands indicates that although a relationship may be steady, the outcome still remains unknown. You may be questioning if you wish to commit to your partner on a long term basis. A long term relationship may need to take a new course. One person could be dominating a partner sexually. There is also the concern of excessive anger and blame.

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading

If you are seeking a relationship, it may be wise to take a break. You may need to focus on yourself for a while. You may be struggling with balancing your life. If you are in a relationship, make sure that you and your partner take some time to rest and relax together. The Two of Swords can indicate friction between you and your partner. Be careful that you are not barricading yourself from your partner. You may have a disconnection between your mind and your heart. It’s important to talk about the things that are troubling you with your partner. Be careful that you do not allow things to fester.

Two of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading
The Two of Cups is the “true love” card. It is the card of harmony and partnership. The Two of Swords indicates attraction, romance, union, courtship, passion, and marriage. If you are single, a new relationship may enter your life. Your willingness to put yourself out there will pay off. This new relationship will be one that is unencumbered. You will able to express yourself freely and feel a strong sense of connection. If you are in a relationship and have not yet tied the knot, the Two of Cups often signifies an engagement. You and your partner will reach a new level of intimacy. You may feel a renewed sense of attraction towards you partner. Your mutual understanding can extend into the bedroom.

Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in a Love Tarot Reading
You may feel as if you’re balancing too many things right now. You may feel overwhelmed and tired. If you are single, you may find yourself having to choose between two partners. Perhaps you have been balancing your time between them and are now feeling worn-out.  At this point, you may need to make a decision. The Pentacles always refer to our ideals and in the case of love, the Two of Pentacles urges you to choose a mate that matches your value system. If you are in a partnership, it is important to remember to give and take. Relationships need to be reciprocal. If you are career oriented, don’t forget to make time for your relationship. You may need to find more time for love and romance.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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