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 2 Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 2 Of Swords 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 2 Of Swords mean together?
The Fool suggests that it may be time to take a chance or explore a new path. This could be literal, such as embarking on a new physical adventure, or figurative, such as taking a risk in your relationships or career. The 2 of Swords suggests that you may need to make a difficult decision, or find a compromise between two competing interests. This may require some careful thought and deliberation. However, ultimately, these cards suggest that change and new beginnings are on the horizon. This can be exciting and scary, but ultimately, it is an opportunity for growth.
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 2 Of Swords 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 a powerful card that suggests new beginnings and fresh hope. When it comes to health, The Fool suggests that it is time to take chances and explore new paths. This may mean trying out new treatments or therapies, or simply making some lifestyle changes. The Fool also suggests that now is the time to take some risks and embark on some new adventures. This may mean trying new activities or hobbies, or taking some risks in your relationships. When it comes to finances, The Fool indicates that it is time to take a fresh approach. This may mean taking some risks and investing in something new, or simply making some changes to your spending habits.
What does 2 Of Swords mean?
Health: The Two of Swords suggests that you may be at a crossroads in your health. It’s time to make a decision about your health, and you may need to compromise in order to find the best path forward. What you do now will have a significant impact on your health down the road, so it’s important to be thoughtful and deliberate in your decision-making.
Finances: The Two of Swords suggests that you may be facing a financial dilemma. It’s time to make a decision about your finances, and you may need to compromise in order to find the best path forward. What you do now will have a significant impact on your finances down the road, so it’s important to be thoughtful and deliberate in your decision-making.
Relationships: The Two of Swords suggests that you may be at a crossroads in your relationships. It’s time to make a decision about your relationships, and you may need to compromise in order to find the best path forward. What you do now will have a significant impact on your relationships down the road, so it’s important to be thoughtful and deliberate in your decision-making.
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 2 Of Swords has helped you.