The Twos from Today’s Journey Tarot all symbolize decisions or choices that need to be made or have been made leading to the present circumstances. The situation is determined by the Element suit represented.
The Two of Fire shows a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new lighting business. Fire is the Element of energy and ambition of the kind that is needed to successfully start up a new business. The choice with this card is based on the drive to complete what is started – to see it through. Many people dream of starting their own business but the Two of Fire has actually accomplished that. What makes the difference is pushing forward and overcoming all obstacles along the way. Failure is not an option and no excuses are allowed. Somewhere along the way a decision was made that supported success. The Two of Water is obviously about relationships. It shows a man and a woman holding hands as they wade on a moonlight night. Although many people feel helpless and driven to certain relationships, this card suggests that who we love is a choice we’ve made. That partnership is the single most important decision we’ll ever make because it influences everything else in our lives. The Two of Water recommends a partnership that is mutually nurturing and reciprocally inspiring. It is up to us to choose wisely. The Two of Air shows a young woman throwing darts at a carnival game. She has her hand over her eyes so she cannot see the two balloons on the board. The Element here is about our thoughts and the Two of Air suggests that we often make blind choices. We don’t gather enough information or we make impulse decisions that lead us into a place we wish we hadn’t gone. We just don’t think about things enough before we dive right in. This card suggests an informed decision is needed – gather information, take time to mull it over. The Two of Earth shows a woman who is trying to do it all. She works at a busy diner where her duties are countless and at the same time she is helping her daughter with homework at the counter. This card suggests that there are times when we need to choose between one thing and another. The Element of Earth is where we live; our foundation. If that foundation is scattered and hectic, our lives will be also. In the world today there is pride in the ability to multitask. But are we really just doing too much with too little attention? Choose one thing at a time and do it well. Simplify your life and relieve the stress. It is as uncomplicated as that.
Teresa Sue McAdams. co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot’, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, and author of “Lessons the Wisdom Within Each Moment