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

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 22 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 Swords card together in particular.

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

The Fool tarot card is all about fresh new beginnings and taking chances. It is a reminder to not be afraid to explore new paths and venture into new adventures. This card also represents having faith and trust in the universe. The 5 Of Swords tarot card is a warning to be careful of bullies, thieves and those who may be abusive. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and to protect yourself from harm.

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 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?

For health, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take chances and explore new paths. This is a time of new beginnings, and you should approach your health with fresh hope and excitement. It is also a time to be careful and take precautions, as there are many potential hazards on the path ahead.

For finances, The Fool Tarot card suggests that you take risks and explore new opportunities. This is a time of new beginnings, and you should approach your finances with fresh hope and excitement. However, you should also be careful and take precautions, as there are many potential financial hazards on the path ahead.

For relationships, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take chances and explore new paths. This is a time of new beginnings, and you should approach your relationships with fresh hope and excitement. However, you should also be careful and take precautions, as there are many potential relationship hazards on the path ahead.

What does 5 Of Swords mean?

For health, The 5 Of Swords Tarot card can indicate bullies, theft, violence, or abusive relationships. In terms of finances, this card can suggest financial difficulties due to these same forces. And in relationships, The 5 Of Swords Tarot card can point to struggles and challenges brought on by the same problems.

Conclusion

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 Swords has helped you.