Our Shem angel of the day, Aniel, ruler of the first quinance (five days) of first decan Libra. The planetary ruler is Luna.
2 of Swords
The 2 of Swords is a card of mental (Libra) and emotional (Luna) alignment. It describes a subtle process of calibration that comes from – moment by moment – making the choices that are either based in fear or in love. The latter, of course, leading to ever-increasing feelings of peace and contentment.
As for divinatory meanings, the 2 of Swords, according to Lon Milo DuQuette, indicates (among other things) ‘contradictory characters in the same nature,’ truth and untruth, peace restored and a tendency toward repeating offences for which one has been pardoned (ah, human nature!).
The 2 of Swords is one of the few cards in this suit that doesn’t make us despair when it shows up. It’s a card of respite, basically telling us that if we get our act together and make a wise choice, things may turn out OK.
The Tarot Soul Coaching question to ponder for this card is, ‘How can I make wiser choices today?’
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
Anael (Aleph Nun Yod) is the 37th of the 72 Shemhamphorash and his name means ‘Virtuous God.’
Aniel reveals the secrets of nature and inspires the thoughts of wisdom-seekers. The hour of invocation is 12-12.20 PM.
Aniel can help us understand long-term consequence of the choices we make, as well as to be more discerning when we need to quickly make our minds up.
The corresponding verse from Psalms:
Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved! (Ps. 80:19 KJV)
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