Two of Swords (Peace)
Tarot – Two of Swords (Revised) by G A Rosenberg
Swords crossed not engaged
I sit with this decision
Until all becomes clear
The Wisdom of Not Choosing
Resolve not to resolve
I know the choices exist
yet choose not to look
lest I come to favour one
and thus negate the other
Within me, I contain universes
They exist in complicit balance
If I strive to want, to hold, to prefer
they pop like bubbles
leaving only that chosen.
Thus the box opens and one more
corpsified feline laid at my feet
Hamlet died by choices made
and choosing I disdain
— G A Rosenberg
The suit of swords represents thought, ideas and plans. Twos represent duality, subject and object. What do we do when two separate ideas are presented to us. We can let them battle themselves into the ground and engage in endless debate or we can sit with them first contemplating one and then the other, thesis and antithesis until we reach a synthesis that integrates the best aspects of both. The forming of this synthesis can bring a total release and peace. Of course then a new antithesis to the synthesis appears and the process continues.
Astrological Correspondance – Moon in Libra – The Moon in Libra is all about peaceful aesthetics. People with their Moons in Libra tend to be aware of all sides of a situation and are able to find compromise (synthesis) with all. Again tho this synthesis comes from a full understanding of all sides of the equation
I Ching Correspondance – 11) T’ai – Peace
This hexagram shows the trigram K’UN (earth) above the creative CH’IEN (Heaven). Since the natural place of K’UN is to below and CH’IEN above they harmonize well (again the idea of synthesis)
When the two of swords shows up in a reading things are at an impasse and it might be time to withdraw and consider both paths. There is inherent tension between Thesis and Antithesis so eventually it will need to resolve but time can be taken to look at both and arrive at the optimum solution. (Compare this the the Two of Wands which suggests immediate action)
When the Two of Swords shows up reversed in a reading then the weight of the decision has become too much. Either matters have fallen out of our hands or things have collapsed because of the inherent tension.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. ”
Looking for words of gentle wisdom–
Gratitude, Love, Peace, Unity, Diversity, Wisdom, Understanding, Truth, Freedom, Joy, Compassion
Yet all of these words have so many meanings, not only depending on who says them but when they say them as well. We sometimes make the mistake of expecting greater consistency from others than we do from ourselves.. To paraphrase Uncle Walt, I am huge, I contain multitudes. Wouldn’t it be foolish then if I expected something different from others. Don’t they get to contain multitudes as well. Yet the above words and many others do give me solace. They all express concepts to me that I often hold dear. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t abused them. I have not been the most faithful with my concept of any of them yet I’ve been working on it.
Funny thing, very few of these words can exist in a vacuum. They all speak of relationship, not only to others but to ourselves,and to the Youniverse that exists in each of us..
Just a few thoughts that have bubbled up to the surface tonight.
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To The Surface and Above by G A Rosenberg
Stars by G A Rosenberg
“All We are saying, is ‘Give peace a chance'”
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A Time For Peace by G A Rosenberg
(This one is partly inspired by the “Emergence” series of pottery by Lori Buff , an amazing artist and one of my oldest (in terms of time-served) friends. Please check out her work at( (http://www.futurerelicsgallery.com/ ) and (Ex: http://www.etsy.com/listing/38851054/tea-pot-emergence)