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 Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 2 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 2 Of Wands mean together?
The Fool tarot card means fresh hope and new beginnings. This is a time to take chances and explore new paths. The 2 Of Wands tarot card means that you are waiting for results or making a choice. This is a time to make travel plans.
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 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 a reminder to live life to the fullest and take chances. It’s a positive card that suggests new beginnings, hope and adventure. In terms of health, The Fool Tarot card encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle and take care of your body. It’s also a reminder to be cautious and pay attention to your surroundings. In terms of finances, The Fool Tarot card suggests that you take risks and invest in yourself. It’s also a reminder to be financially responsible and save for your future. In relationships, The Fool Tarot card encourages you to take risks and explore new things. It also suggests that you be open-minded and open-hearted.
What does 2 Of Wands mean?
Health: The 2 of Wands Tarot card means that you are waiting for results, make a choice, and travel plans. This suggests that you may have some health concerns that you are currently dealing with. It is important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and keeping your health a priority.
Finances: The 2 of Wands Tarot card also suggests that you are waiting for results, make a choice, and travel plans. This suggests that your financial situation may be in flux. You may be waiting on a financial windfall or making a major purchase. Whatever the case, it is important to be mindful of your spending and make sure that you are making wise financial choices.
Relationships: The 2 of Wands Tarot card means that you are waiting for results, make a choice, and travel plans. This suggests that your relationships may be in a bit of a holding pattern. You may be waiting on a decision from a partner or friend. Alternatively, you may be considering a major change in your relationship. Whatever the case, it is important to communicate openly with your loved ones and make sure that you are on the same page.
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 Wands has helped you.