Spiritual Meaning of Two
TWO: diplomacy, mediation, kindness, sensitivity, cooperation.
Duality. Alteration; diversity; conflict; dependence. Two is a static condition. It is rooted, seen as balance (two sides); stability; reflection. Two are the opposite poles. Represents the dual nature of the human being. It is desire, since all that is manifest in duality is in pairs of opposites. As One represents a point, two represents a length. The Binary is the first number to recede from Unity, it also symbolizes sin which deviates from the first good and denotes the transitory and the corruptible. Two represents two-fold strength–that is symbolized by two of anything, usually in history, by animals in pairs.
In Alchemy, two are the opposites, sun and moon. King and Queen. Sulphur and quicksilver, at first antagonistic but finally resolved and united in the androgyne.
Buddhist: see two as the duality of samsara; male and female. Two is theory and practice; wisdom and method. It is blind and the lame united to see the way and to walk it.
Chinese, two is Yin , feminine; terrestrial; inauspicious.
Christian: Christ with two natures as God and human.
Revelation: Two is the number of witness. The disciples were sent out by two’s. Two witnesses are required to establish truth. Examples in Revelation are the beast out of the earth who has two horns like a lamb but spoke like a dragon (13:11). He is the false prophet. However the two witnesses are the true prophets of God (11:3).
Hebrew: Two is The life-force. In Qabalism wisdom and self-consciousness.
Hindu: Two is duality, the shakta-shakti.
Islamic: Two Spirit.
Platonic: Plato says two is a digit without meaning as it implies relationship, which introduces the third factor.
Pythagorean: Two is The Duad, the divided terrestrial being.
Taoist says two is representative of The K’ua, the Two. Determinants, the yin-yang. Two is a weak yin number as it as no center.
The number 2 symbolizes many of the basic dualities: me/you, male/female, yes/no, alive/dead, left/right, yin/yang (the yin and yang symbol, right, suggests the two opposite principles or forces that make up all the aspects of life), and so on. Dualities are common in human approaches to the world, probably because of our preference for two-valued logic—yet another duality, true/false. Although 2 was female to the Pythagoreans, other numerological schemes viewed it as male. In Agrippa von Nettesheim’s De occulta philosophia(1533; “On the Philosophy of the Occult”), 2 is the symbol for man, sex, and evil. One reason that some have associated 2 with evil is that the biblical book of Genesis does not use the formula “and it was good” when referring to the second day of Creation.
Some religions are dualistic, with two gods in place of the one God of monotheism. Examples include Zoroastrianism, where Ahura Mazda (the god of light and goodness) battles with Ahriman (the god of darkness and evil). The number 2 is often associated with negatives, as in the words duplicity and two-faced. Northwest Coast Indians required the parents of twins to observe various taboos because they believed that supernatural powers would bring the wishes of twins to fruition.
Symbolically the number 2 represents duality. Polarity. Opposites attract. The positive and the Negative. It carries with it the feminine aspects. It is the creation and the balance. The 2 beckons us to choose. It is the exchange. The relationship. The influence of the 2 can invoke Cooperation or Conflict. It is the judgment or the decision that is made. The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning. Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals. Two asks us to exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls.
The number 2 resonates with the vibrations of service and duty, balance and harmony, adaptability, diplomacy, charm, co-operation, consideration, friendliness, receptivity and love. Number TWO also relates to understanding, personal will, the peacemaker, gentleness and kindness, art, insight, ambition, sensitivity, placidity, just and justice, selflessness, sociability and support. Attention to detail, decisiveness, poise, intuition, caution, flexibility, grace, devotion, mediation, partnerships and relationships, encouragement, happiness and musical rhythm are all related to the vibrations of the number 2. The number TWO also resonates with faith and trust and Divine life purpose and soul mission.
Negatively, number 2 resonates with indifference, the inability to take responsibility, fearfulness, pessimism, dependency, indecisiveness, hesitation, lack of balance, instability and irresoluteness. The negative attributes of the number 2 are also insensitivity, inflexibility, stagnation, a lack of consideration, unemotional and unloving, argumentative and disagreeability. The number TWO relates to fears such as the fear of unplanned changes, of making mistakes, of being alone and the fear of the unknown.
Keywords: diplomatic, warm, peaceful, sensitive. If expressed negatively: too dependent, manipulative, passive-aggressive, Empathy, cooperation, consideration, over-sensitivity, co-dependence