In the 2 of Wands we see a man looking out from above, onto the shore and mountains beyond. He holds a small globe in one hand, with a sprouting wand in the other. To his right and slightly behind him, we see a wand that appears to be fastened to the wall that he stands in front of.
When the Two of Wands appears, it’s time to begin envisioning what the future could hold. Now is not the time to be timid or color inside the lines. The area of your life that you’re focusing on can be painted with bold strokes, without holding back. Allowing your imagination to run wild and asking what we call in social work the “miracle question” is what’s called for here.
I first heard about the concept of the miracle question when I was working in child welfare. It’s used in solution-based casework and therapy, and it can be applied really well in this context of the energy of the 2 of Wands: looking forward to new possibilities, not to the past for problems and what’s caused them.
The miracle question asks: “Suppose tonight while you sleep, a miracle happens. When you awake tomorrow morning, what will you see yourself doing, thinking, or believing about yourself that will tell you a miracle has happened in your life?”
Asking yourself the miracle question allows you to expand your vision without putting any restraints on what your desired outcome would look like. At this stage, you can use the Two of Wands as inspiration for a “miracle meditation” or brainstorming session with yourself, or with close family or friends if you choose to share your visions and get input from others.
Some questions for journaling or reflection that you might ask yourself, associated with the energy of the Two of Wands are:
- If I could wave a magic wand to make things different, what would change? How would my life look? How would it feel?
- If there were absolutely no restrictions on my situation, what would be the ideal outcome or situation? Here, you can add energy to your intention and idea by selecting tarot cards that represent your ideal outcome, or by looking through magazines and clipping out images and phrases that reflect your ideal outcome, or by starting an online pinboard on Pinterest to collect digital images and phrases that reflect your desired situation.
- What factors of stability do I already have in place that stand beside me to support me and hold me up as I reach outwards to create a vision for my desired future?
- What does it mean to me to have a bold, no-limits vision? How does the idea of imagining my future like this make me feel in terms of emotions or bodily sensations?
The core of the Two of Wands is to let your creativity and imagination soar, without allowing any of your usual conscious blocks and limitations to shut you down. Remember that even with the simple act of conscious and purpose-directed thought, we begin to place energy into our heart’s intentions. At this stage there’s no need for actually taking action or logically/rationally analyzing potential stumbling blocks. Simply imagine that miracles exist, and that you have the power to create them in your life. The point is to give yourself the permission to be visionary.
Please share your thoughts with other readers in the comments section about how you incorporate the energies of the Two of Wands in your life!