Today, 2nd March 2013 is governed by the number 2 in numerology. I am also in my personal day number 2 today. I was reminded by the energy of the number 2, that I had to be extra sensitive, tactful and patient in dealing with people at work and at home. Whatever I had to achieve today, had to be done with proactive cooperation of the people around me. More importantly, I had to be on hand in the background to be of help to them as well. And I realized the energy of the number 2 today was even more powerful because it was not about haplessly waiting for someone else to ask for help, it was more about vision because I had to use my inner wisdom today to suss out the challenges of my colleagues so that I could proactively offer help. And I did. The number 2 in all suits of Tarot, was truly, all about vision. Here's what I have learnt from them and the cards I used for this purpose are from the Morgan Greer Tarot deck.2 Of Cups
The 2 of Cups is a classic card about vision – the vision of attaining a goal of a committed and harmonious relationship which needs to be built over time with a lot of effort. This card is a manifestation of a partnership or relationship that is filled with positivity, deep fulfillment, connectivity, balance and harmony. Often, when I picked this card for a client, it boded well for his or her relationship, romantic or otherwise and provided much needed hope that the current actions taken were leading to this ultimate goal of a partnership or relationship based on mutual respect and emotional satisfaction.
I always believed that destiny was in our own hands. While the Universe had provided the opportunity, it had also gifted us with the ability to make our own choices. If an emotionally fulfilling relationship was the goal as manifested in the 2 of Cups card, it required some measure of courage, a good balance of give and take, a compassionate and generous heart and immense patience married with a clear vision of a relationship built on great communication, trust and openness.
When I got divorced almost 15 years ago, I swore never to marry again. However, the Universe had a strange sense of humor and decided to present me with a potential partner that I hadn’t expected to marry. He was my rugby coach. We both had a choice to pursue a relationship or to keep it, well...coach and member of the rugby team. Our “stars” crossed that day we had decided to pursue a relationship. My friend called it a moment of madness. However, that was nothing. Our marriage went through tremendous trials and tribulations and we made a conscious choice throughout to work towards that vision of a harmonious and fulfilling marriage by always having an opened communication, accepting each other’s quirks even if we didn’t understand them.2 Of Pentacles
The 2 of Pentacles is also about vision – the vision of being able to deftly lead a well-balanced life, juggling priorities that we're all equally important and it was a card also that call for the vision of creating a sound, long-term financial savings plan. This card is a reflection of one juggling commitments between priorities be it work, family, home, friends and finances. The card encourages one to be pragmatic and versatile when managing the demands of life.
When I picked this card for my clients, it might sometimes point to a state of duress that my clients were under because they haven’t had the opportunity to plan ahead or they were thrown with unexpected challenges which they had to manage within a short time frame. I used the word “deftly” which presupposes that one has skill, dexterity, versatility and vision.
When I made that choice to have a child in my early 20s, bought a small but affordable home, and start a small savings plan for Joel and myself after divorcing my first husband, I had a vision to live simply but comfortably when I am retired, without Joel depending on me because he would already be working. This vision spurred me to ensure I stay committed to juggling my finances as efficiently as possible. And now that Joel is in the throes of leaving home after his tertiary stint at nursing school, it spurred me even more to juggle my commitments pragmatically to ensure I spend enough time with the family amidst a busy work schedule.2 Of Wands
The 2 of Wands is definitely about vision too – the vision of manifesting a goal based on a spark of idea inferred initially by the Ace of Wands. Inspired by this vision, this card encourages you to plan ahead, discover new ideas and evaluate your aspirations to achieve that goal.
Just like the 2 of Cups and 2 of Pentacles, the 2 of Wands assumes one needs a measure of courage to make the right choice when taking the right steps to meet the vision and attain that goal.
When our company went through various management changes, I was still focused on a vision to create great marketing work and build a highly effective team. I made my goals measurable, taking things one step at a time. I “educated” the bosses who were not trained as marketers, what basic marketing principles were and what we had to do to achieve our marketing objectives. It wasn’t an easy journey but today, my bosses and I trust and respect each other for our differing skill sets and value that we bring to the company. I believe I learnt as much from them as they have learnt from me. The 2 of Wands card reminded me that only when we firmly believe in achieving a goal, then we would have the vision to plan ahead to attain it.
2 Of Swords
The 2 of Swords, equally like the rest of the 2s in the other suits is also about vision – the vision of making the right choice determined by clarity of thought, honesty to self and conviction to do the right thing.
The 2 of Swords is a card reflecting one making difficult choices albeit reluctantly so. I know how it felt like to be caught between a rock and a hard place. I have been in situations when I avoided the process of making these difficult choices and I wanted no responsibility in the consequence of these choices.
However, this card encourages us to be more matured and to have a vision. We need to be opened to alternative viewpoints and ideas to balance our thoughts so that we can make the right choices no matter how difficult it may be.
When Joel was offered a place in nursing school, he was determined not to be “Gaylord Focker” and spent weeks in depression weighing his thoughts between attending college at a private institution, doing his tertiary education overseas, or even starting work early. Thankfully, with his people skills, he evaluated his options by listening to the advice of friends, family and teachers,. He also attended career seminars and visited various tertiary institutions. Finally, with a vision to start a private nursing practice some day in the future, he had decided to go ahead to accept a place at nursing school…much to my relief.The Wisdom Of The Tarot 2s
As you can see, the Tarot 2s provide immense wisdom. They encourage us to first and foremost, have a clear vision of a goal, and then boldly step up to the plate to own that responsibility of making the right choices and creating a plan to lead us to our goal.
About The Writer:
The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and was recently certified as a numerologist in Singapore. A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and is a mentor for the ATA. She can be contacted at www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot or www.sungoddesstarot.com