Tarot: 2 of Wands

Material Pressures, Music and Art, Creative Projects and Innovation

In a consumerist society, the way one survives is by going to school, learning a trade, getting a job and making their fortune, right?

Not so fast. Sure, many make their riches this way, but are they truly rich? The undeniable fact is that capital not only brings fortune, it carries with it a heavy weight of responsibility, or a load on the back.

The heavy pressures of the material world is the main subject of the 2 of Wands. Thankfully, this card has more to say about that.

The 2 of Wands is about capital but it’s equally about music, art and artistic ability, including intellectual art. The artist has a significant advantage if they choose to live by it.

Creativity requires patience as well as freedom of the mind so that inventive juices can flow. Sure, money’s necessary, but so is freedom for that energy current to stay in motion.

The wisdom of patience allows artistic inspiration to flow through you and empower you. Then the pressure of responsibilities becomes your fuel rather than a burden. By letting go of the weight, you can soar. It’s your choice.

2 of Wands by Artist Unknown [If you know the name of this deck, please contact me], The Thoth Tarot, The Starchild Tarot and azurylipfe at Deviant Art, intuitivefish.com
2 of Wands by Artist Unknown [If you know the name of this deck, please contact me], The Thoth Tarot, The Starchild Tarot and azurylipfe at Deviant Art, intuitivefish.com

When The 2 of Wands Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: There may be a health issue involving your spleen. Or you might simply need more nature in your health protocol. This could include natural therapies or supplements. Or it could mean actually getting out into nature or moving to the country. If that isn’t possible, at least meditate on the healthy Earth.

Occupation and Finances: If you’re considering an occupation in music, intellectual art or art in general, the 2 of Wands is your confirmation. Either way, it’s time to let go of routine ruts, and get original and inventive no matter what your field of expertise. Start brain mapping new projects and ideas. These can potentially bring in more capital. It also allows you to enjoy your work, which is real wealth. Without continuous innovation, your empire will suffocate.

Relationships: Embrace an attitude of ‘wait and see’ in order to resolve relationship dilemmas. In fact, you might want to make a habit of this. Someone might be overburdened by the pressure of material responsibilities which could cause relationship problems. An obsession or inability to resist circumstances can create impotency.

Hidden Meaning: Each of us are creating something every moment through our thoughts, beliefs and expectations. What are you using your mind to create?

Reversed: The 2 of Wands reversed indicates such a heavy weight of physical circumstances that it can cause dread and even panic attacks. Maybe you’re in a state of melancholy, feeling disempowered. You might feel weak, unable to resist an overpowering person or circumstance. Yet, even when the 2 of Wands is reversed, there’s the possibility of capitalizing on ventures and projects. If you need to make a decision, bravely move toward your life passion or occupational dream. Whatever your situation, you’re encouraged to relax, and turn fear, despair or weakness into self-empowerment. The 2 of Wands reversed can also indicate impotency.

Advice: Patience is needed at this time. The general message here is ‘wait and see.’ In fact, you might want to consider developing a daily practice of deep relaxation. Allowing your usual routine to be shaken up can remove the heavy load of material pressure, so that innovative solutions can flow through your mind’s eye. Don’t forget to follow inspirations as they spontaneously arise. If all else fails, listen to music or enjoy an art gallery. Aesthetics can stimulate free thought and allow your imagination to run free, exponentially increasing your fortune and magnificence.

Astrological Association: Taurus

Element: Air on the 2nd House

Timing: April 21st to May 21st, or 2 days

Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Yes, if inspired

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