Drawing The Fool Card And 5 Of Cups Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 24 November 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

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.

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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 5 Of Cups card together in particular.

The The Fool card and 5 Of Cups 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 5 Of Cups mean together?

The Fool represents fresh hope and new beginnings. It is a reminder to take chances and explore new paths. The 5 of Cups represents loss, regret and grief. It is a reminder that we all experience these emotions at some point in our lives. However, it is important to remember that we are not alone. There are always people who love and support us, even when we feel lost and alone.

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 5 Of Cups 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?

Health: The Fool Tarot card means fresh hope, take chances and new adventures. It is a good time to start a new fitness regime or explore different types of exercise. Financial: The Fool Tarot card means a fresh start, new beginnings and taking chances. It is a good time to start a new business venture or invest in something new. Relationships: The Fool Tarot card means fresh hope, take chances and new adventures. It is a good time to start a new relationship or explore different types of relationships.

What does 5 Of Cups mean?

The Five of Cups is a tarot card that is typically associated with loss, regret, and grief. This card can indicate that you are feeling abandoned or unloved, and that you may be experiencing some health or financial difficulties as a result. In a relationship context, this card can suggest that you are feeling disappointed or let down by your partner. You may be feeling like you are not being given the attention or support that you need, and that your relationship is not as fulfilling as it could be. If you are single, the Five of Cups may indicate that you are feeling lonely or sad, and that you are ready to move on from a past 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 5 Of Cups has helped you.