A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.
However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.
As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the The Fool card and 10 Of Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 10 Of Wands have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.
What does The Fool and 10 Of Wands mean together?
The Fool tarot card means fresh hope, new paths and adventures, and beginnings. The 10 of Wands tarot card means stress, exhaustion, and too many burdens. For me, these two cards together suggest that I need to take some time for myself to relax and recharge, or else I will start to feel overwhelmed and bogged down. If I can take some time to clear my head and focus on what I want, I can achieve anything I set my mind to. However, if I try to take on too much at once, I will quickly become overwhelmed and bogged down.
The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.
Common 2-card spreads
Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread
The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:
- The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
- The 2 card “Yes or No”
“The Fool’s Journey”
Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over
Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)
Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.
The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation
The 2 card “Yes or No”
Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.
Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.
The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.
Yes or No meaning
Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as The Fool and 10 Of Wands mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.
The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.
What does The Fool mean?
The Fool Tarot card is all about hope and new beginnings. In terms of health, this means that if you have been feeling down or stuck in a rut, now is the time to make some changes. Maybe you need to start working out or eating healthier. Maybe you need to see a doctor or therapist. Whatever it is, The Fool Tarot card is telling you that it’s time to take care of yourself and your health. In terms of finances, this is a good time to take risks and try something new. If you’ve been wanting to start your own business, now is the time to go for it. The Fool Tarot card is also telling you to be careful with money, though. Don’t go overboard and spend more than you can afford. In relationships, The Fool Tarot card is telling you to be open to new experiences. Maybe you’re ready to start dating again or you’re thinking about moving in with your partner. Whatever it is, The Fool Tarot card is telling you to go for it.
What does 10 Of Wands mean?
Health: The 10 Of Wands can represent stress and exhaustion, which can take a toll on your health. If you are carrying too many burdens, it may be time to lighten your load. This card can also indicate that you need to take better care of yourself. Make sure you are getting enough rest and exercise, and eating a healthy diet.
Finances: The 10 Of Wands can represent financial burdens. If you are carrying too many debts or responsibilities, it may be time to lighten your load. This card can also indicate that you need to be more careful with your money. Make sure you are living within your means and not putting yourself under too much financial strain.
Relationships: The 10 Of Wands can represent the stress of relationships. If you are carrying too many burdens in your relationships, it may be time to lighten your load. This card can also indicate that you need to take a break from relationships. Spend some time focusing on yourself and your own needs.
Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw The Fool and 10 Of Wands has helped you.