This card shows a robed and blind-folded figure, arms crossed, holding two swords in perfect balance. A sea or lake in the background appears to be totally still, perhaps stagnant.
The main thing to note with this card is the stasis, the lack of motion and movement. Even the sea is motionless. Swords are about power and aggression and in this case the power is frozen in place and any progress is stalemated. Two opposing people, ideas, or forces are equally strong and nothing is moving or changing.
In a marriage or romantic relationship this could indicate two people who are locked into an emotional power struggle. Neither party is willing to compromise or empathize with the others feelings. In fact, the blindfold on the figure indicates that they may not even be able to see or comprehend the other person’s feelings. The relationship isn’t ending but neither is it growing or thriving. It’s become all about the power rather than love.
The quarter moon in the sky indicates that the stalemate may last about a lunar month before any changes can be expected.
Reversed: Things are finally moving and changing. In a relationship it may indicate that one party has decided to leave.
EXAMPLES: Your friends who are constantly bitching at and about each other but are completely unwilling to consider ending the relationship.
Being locked into a business relationship with someone who refuses to listen to your ideas for improving the business.