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 3 Of Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 3 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 3 Of Wands mean together?
When The Fool tarot card appears in a reading, it is generally a sign that new opportunities are about to present themselves. This is a time to take risks and seize the day, as The Fool is all about new beginnings. The 3 Of Wands tarot card can often indicate that teamwork will be required in order to achieve success. This is a good time to networking and expanding one’s reach, as there are plenty of possibilities to be had. Travel may also be on the cards at this time, either for business or pleasure. Overall, these two cards suggest that it is time to take advantage of new opportunities and explore the world.
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
Both The Fool and 3 Of Wands mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and 3 Of Wands the answer to your query is “YES”.
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 means fresh hope for health. This can be a time to take chances and explore new paths in terms of fitness and diet. Maybe you’ve been wanting to start working out but haven’t had the motivation – The Fool can be that push to start working towards a healthier you. It can also be a time to reassess your current relationship with food and how it makes you feel – are you fueling your body in the best way possible? The Fool can be a reminder to listen to your body and give it what it needs.
Financially, The Fool can represent new beginnings and taking risks. This isn’t necessarily a time to go out and spend all your money on lottery tickets, but rather to be open to new opportunities that may come your way. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to start your own business – The Fool can be the push you need to finally take the plunge. In terms of relationships, The Fool can be a time to explore new connections and take chances. This doesn’t necessarily mean going out and sleeping with every guy you meet, but rather being open to meeting new people and seeing where things go. Maybe you’ve been wanting to try online dating but haven’t had the courage – The Fool can be the nudge you need to give it a shot.
What does 3 Of Wands mean?
The 3 of Wands tarot card is a very positive card when it comes to health. It means that if you are working hard on your health and fitness, then you will see some great results. Teamwork is also important when it comes to health, so if you are working with a team of health professionals, then you can expect even better results. This card also suggests that now is a good time to travel, as it can be very beneficial for your health.
When it comes to finances, the 3 of Wands tarot card suggests that things are looking up. This is a good time to take risks and to invest in new ventures. You may find that your income increases at this time, so you can afford to take on more financial obligations. However, you should also be careful not to overspend, as this can lead to problems down the road.
In relationships, the 3 of Wands tarot card suggests that things are going well. If you have been having problems in your relationship, then now is a good time to work on them. This is a good time to Communication and teamwork are important in any relationship, so make sure that you are both on the same page. You may find that you are able to travel more and explore new places together, which can be very beneficial for your relationship.
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 3 Of Wands has helped you.