Inverted Two of Rods

Interpretation

Inverted Two of RodsThis inversion tells you to expect the unexpected. It could portend a turn of events, a miracle, or a portal into a different world. This could be just the change you need at the time you least expect it.

On the negative side, you could find yourself overwhelmed with the world, and want to hide in the security of your own home. If this is found with deceptive cards like the Moon, Five of Swords, or Seven of Swords, someone might be trying to take advantage of you. You might simply get your hopes up and find the outcome anticlimactic.

Whether this is good or bad, you can guarantee your perspective will change. Wait out this situation and see what it brings, you’ll never guess what happens next.

Interactions

The Inverted Two of Rods interacts poorly with cards of deception.

Major Arcana

Moon: When the Inverted Two of Rods (Wands, Staves, or Clubs in other decks) combines with the Moon, it could indicate you are being gullible or are being taken advantage of.

Minor Arcana

Five of Swords (Spades): When the Inverted Two of Rods (Wands, Staves, or Clubs in other decks) combines with the Five of Swords (or Spades in other decks), it could indicate you are being gullible or are being taken advantage of.
Seven of Swords (Spades): When the Inverted Two of Rods (Wands, Staves, or Clubs in other decks) combines with the Seven of Swords (or Spades in other decks), it could indicate you are being gullible or are being taken advantage of.

The Suit — Rods, Wands, Staves, or Clubs

The Rod is a tool with a spark of life in it. This suit is associated with the element of fire, due largely to an ancient belief that fire is held captive in wood. Certainly, sensitive souls can feel the energy of wood, but we don’t expect it to combust on its own. When we refer to this suit as Wands, we acknowledge its power. Rods are creative and fiery. They can also feel like a burden in excess.

Number — 2

Two is a number of duality, balance, and choices.

The Inversion

There is nothing to fear with an inversion. Mary K. Greer explains in her book, The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, that an inverted card may be interpreted in one or more of these twelve ways:

  1. Blocked or Resisted
  2. Projected
  3. Delayed, Difficult, Unavailable
  4. Inner, Unconscious, Private
  5. New or Dark Moon (if you are reading cards from a round deck)
  6. Breaking Through, Overturning, Refusing, Changing Direction
  7. The Opposite of the Upright Meaning, or Lacking
  8. Excessively
  9. Misused or Misdirected
  10. The Upright Meaning Backward
  11. A Rectification or Cure
  12. Magical, Unconventional, or Humorous

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