In-depth meaning: When the Two of Swords is present, the Subject is not actively changing their situation and they want to avoid some looming conflict.
The Subject is not happy at all and this card indicates anxiety, worry and tension as much as anything else. Despite their fears about what could happen, there is an absolute need for them is to come to terms with what is ahead.
The message a Reader should convey is that the Subject’s ability to accept, and then pro-actively tackle, the situation could help to mitigate the much anticipated fall-out.
Notes on the image: There are two sharp swords crossed as if in battle. The clouds are grey and stormy and bubbling up into thick heavier clouds. This card indicates a challenge that needs to be addressed. Even though the thought of conflict is scary, it is best to face the challenge now, rather than worrying about it which will bring its own problems and further storms. The ‘two’ cards in the deck are early stage cards so the outcome of dealing with this problem now might not be as bad as leaving it to some future date.