Tarot for the 21st Century!
If you missed last weeks Card by Card post on the Wheel of Fortune you can find it here.
The Two of Wands is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week. What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?
Just like last week, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.
On the left you will see our first look at the Two of Wands from the Aquatic Tarot, a Rider-Waite-Smith clone with a twist.
The Two of Wands is card 28 in the Tarot Dynamics (Unleashed by Anna Burroughs Cook, 2011 -Kimbal Global Publications) system and signifies your attachments. Changeable/Attachments. Pg. 92 “You’d be wise to be more realistic, than idealistic now. Events that take place at work, at home, or both, will present you with the opportunity to make some changes you’d like to see. With Card 28 here comes your opening, to prove a point, receive vindication or gracefully extricate yourself from a matter, job or relationship, because your level of “attachment” to someone or something is about to increase or decrease. Whatever the situation, you will have only yourself to thank or blame for changes that you make or refuse to make.”
The suit of Wands is associated with the element of Fire and with Action. They are also called; Rods, Staves, Batons, and Sticks. And, as in the Two of Fire below, at times they just carry the name of the element.
Here we see the Two of Fire from Today’s Journey Tarot byExpanding Dimensions (Schiffer Books 2011). You can see my review of this deck here. The keywords listed for this card are New Enterprise and Hope.
“In a reading, this card represents a new enterprise or beginning. The preliminary work is finished. Be proud of what you have accomplished and have hope for the future. The outcome will be favorable.”
The next set are from the Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson (Llewellyn Publishing 2006) & the Steele Wizard Tarot, By Pamela Steele (Self Published 2006).
From the Llewellyn Tarot Companion: Planning. Using one’s intuition to search out new possibilities and hidden options. Foresight. Assessing one’s own capabilities. Focus and executive responsibilities.
Guidelines: (for the Steele Wizard) The world of potential and possibilities open before the Seeker. Boldness and courage to pursue a goal. Good things to come. Vigilance.
This next pair are from the Tarot Leaves by Beth Seilonen (Schiffer Books 2011) and the Gill Tarot by Elizabeth Josephine Gill (U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 1990. Currently OOP). See my Tarot Leaves Review here.
Tarot Leaves: “When the Two of Wands comes along, there are ideas which encourage change and growth, while there is still a pull to remain where you are, safe and sound.”
The Gill Tarot, Dominion: “A robed figure, reminiscent of the Hermit, faces toward the white sun. Two fiery wands are in each hand. The person symbolizes a perfect man, or saint. Dark and light, active and passive are in balance and control.” A very different look and feel for the Two of Wands.
And finally, the Two of Rods from the New Palladini Tarot by David Palladini (U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 1996) and the Two of Wands from the Simply Deep Tarot by Chanel Bayless and James Battersby (Schiffer Books 2012). To see my review of the Simply Deep Tarot, click here.
New Palladini: Education; Learning; Restlessness motivates the urge to travel, find new area of expression. Opinionated. Tendency to dominate.
Simply Deep: Keywords. Travel, Sculpt, Mold. “An outward expression of your thoughts will immediately send a message to the Universe to send that vibration out into the world. This union of vision and determination will manifest spiritual transformations, so be careful of the messages your desire is sending. Everything is formed as a result of initiated energy.”
Additional Keywords and phrases for the Two of Wands, from Tarot for Yourself by Mary K. Greer- 2002 New Page Books.
Personal power through synthesis of abilities. Ability to make choices. Creative expression. Control over the situation. Independence and self-government. Dominion over resources. Contemplating travel. Departure. Door to opportunity. Balance of power. Melancholy in the midst of accomplishment.
Please join me over the next week as I’ll be looking at the Two of Wands more in depth and combined with a new cotd each day. Stop over at New Paths Tarot Facebook page and get in the discussion.
Until next time, Happy Tarot’ing and May Your Journey be an Enchanted one.
Koneta - NewPathsTarot