The Two of Rods

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The Two of Rods

When most people think of tarot, they think of divination.

Who will I marry?
Should I apply for this job; and so on.

The tarot is one of the most powerful and accurate means of divination that I am acquainted with but if divination is all one sees when one looks at the tarot then the true beauty of the tarot is yet undiscovered.

There is so much more to the tarot then divination.

I use the tarot in meditation.

I select a card and reflect on it, often for days or even weeks.
Some cards speak to me; resonate with me deeply and on an emotional level.
In fact, all of the cards do but some speak to my life situation more than others.

One such card is the Two of Rods.


The Two of Rods also called the Two of Wands is a card of the minor arcana.
The minor arcana speak to us about the different aspects of day-to-day life

The Two of Rods is associated with fire, passion, or inspiration.
Wands also speak to spiritual concerns.
They inspire us to take action.

The number two can indicate many things but for me, in this case, it represents a choice and not an easy one.

When I see the man in this card I see a reflection of myself.
He is not young, I am not young.
He is well established in his life, I am well established in my life.
He holds the world in his hand but it is a small world.
I too have much to be thankful for and yet I am not content.
Like the man in the card I find myself looking out to the horizon and wondering what might have been or what could be if only I had the courage to make it so.

The walls that surround me are of my making, they are comfortable and that is the dilemma: Do I take action, leave my comfort zone to go to God only knows where, or do I count my blessings and stay?

As you can see the Two of Rods is for me a sad card.
Fire burns within me but that fire is confined.
When I was young I had nothing to lose.

The lyrics of the great song “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin say, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, nothin’ don’t mean nothin’, honey, if it ain’t free.”

I’ve worked hard.
I’ve had the same job for over twenty years.
I have a mortgage that is getting closer every day to being paid and I worry about retirement income.

I stand like the man in the Two of Rods looking out and dreaming of a different life.
Like him, I have the illusion of security but not the reality of happiness.

Like him, a certain amount of success has walled me in and limited my options.

The Two of Rods has stirred these thoughts inside of me and it has forced me to face the fact that I must make a decision, I must take action.

Look through your own deck.
Which card is screaming for your attention and why?

Much love,

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