Whatever situation you may find yourself in, everything is a matter of perspective.

Two of Swords

The tarot card of the day is the Two of Swords.

Perspective is everything. It can make all the difference between happiness and misery, love and hate. In this card, we see two swords crossed over each other. One sword points up, one down. What does it mean?

It means you have a decision to make. You can either look at things from your perspective or ignore others' perspectives. Or you can analyze and understand both views, so nobody gets left behind.

This is important because if we only look at the world through rose-colored glasses, we will see only what we want to see. So, it is unhealthy to live like that.

The Two of Swords essentially say that we can all learn to be better listeners. We can all improve our willingness to sit and listen to all sides of the story before making any decisions. This is an excellent way to avoid conflicts.

Communication Is Key

When we see the Two of Swords, we must ask ourselves whether we are listening to those around us. Perhaps you have been ignoring them, intentionally or not. This is the kind of poor communication that can trigger conflict.

Let's say, for example, that you are the proud owner of a successful small bakery and eager to open a new branch. But your business partner disagrees. Instead, he says he would instead invest in equipment before expanding the business. What would you do?

xBefore you yell at each other and insist your idea is better, take a step back and think about the situation again. You might realize that both of you have valid points. And maybe, just maybe, you'll come up with an even better solution for your business than either of you thought of.

Sometimes, Two Are Better than One

Some people thrive in big groups. Some people don't. It is excellent if you claim that you work better alone. However, sharing your ideas and visions with others is essential to self-development. You will need feedback, after all. Otherwise, how will you grow?

Sometimes life pushes us to get out of our comfort zone. The idea of collaboration may be a complicated thing to do when you are used to working alone. But, if you are willing to listen to other's opinions, you will find out that they may also have something valuable to say.

So, try to withhold judgment and start talking to others. They may surprise you.

The Two of Swords reversed represents conflicts within relationships, from creative differences at work and arguments over money with your partner to more severe disagreements about politics. Once again, the urgency shown in this card suggests that you must address your issue quickly.

You may consider asking for help. But, first, find someone wise who can be trusted by all parties involved. Perhaps someone else thinks differently from you or grasps things you don't fully understand.

The bottom line is that you will benefit from having another opinion. If you're lucky enough to see this card reversed, you know that you have the power to change the outcome. So don't give up!

Patience Attracts Wisdom

The Two of Swords in this reading suggests that it may not be a good idea to rush into a decision about something important. Instead, take your time and carefully weigh your options. Try your best not to let yourself get caught up in emotions. Think logically and objectively.

You don't have to rush into action, either. Remaining silent until you're ready to act is perfectly acceptable. Sometimes, waiting is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want.

If you decide to speak up, try remaining calm and rational. Avoid getting angry or using emotional language. Instead, use logic to explain why you feel as you do. When you communicate effectively, you create harmony between yourself and everyone else.

Practice active listening with your loved ones. Find a casual topic so you can have fun debating without arguing. Train your emotions and learn to control your words. If you disagree with them, remember that doesn't mean they are wrong. Everything is a matter of perspective.