The Tower card of the Tarot can give you a wake up call that’s for sure.
Coupled with the 2 of swords (traditionally a stalemate in a decision) can explode into a revelation whereby the decision is brought on by external factors or outside influences.
When looking at the Tower card one must remember that it’s essence is “truth”, the real truth. The lightning bolt is what wakes you up and if you were sitting on the fence about some issue, guess what -the stalemate will disappear soon. If you have been procrastinating on a matter or situation-it will be resolved and light will be shed on it. As lightning sheds light in it’s course of direction.
Sometimes, it is a dawning of thought that the circumstances are not what you thought, but somehow knew on a subconscious level.
By making no decision, you still are making a decision, a decision not to decide.
These 2 cards, especially in spots 1 & 2, situation and crossing influence for positive or negative, can indicate as follows:
If the 2 of swords is first with the Tower crossing it horizontally (celtic cross layout) the above information I detailed applies.
If the Tower is the first card with the 2 of swords crossing it- the meaning is altered somewhat. Because of a recent or current rude awakening -a stalemate, or lack of movement in the situation is the result. This might be because the shock of it all leaves one immobilized for the duration of the reading. Always look to the last card to see the probable outcome.
As in all things……there is always something good that comes from what seems bad (and I use that word loosely). Someone very close to me had that combination and within 3 days suddenly lost her job due to downsizing or so the company said. She had no idea, no warning. My advice to her was that it is a blessing in disguise because it has enabled her to pursue other areas of interests. It is still tough to accept as her longevity with that company was approaching a decade. Her outcome card was the Star.