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 5 Of Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 5 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 5 Of Wands mean together?
The Fool tarot card means that I should take some risks and explore new paths and adventures. I should also be prepared for some challenges along the way. The 5 Of Wands tarot card means that I will likely face some obstacles and challenges in my health and relationships. However, I should not let these stop me from living my life to the fullest.
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 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 all about new beginnings, fresh hope and taking chances. This means that if you’re facing any health issues, it’s time to start fresh and explore new treatment options. Don’t be afraid to take risks when it comes to your health, as this is a time for new growth. Financially, The Fool Tarot card suggests that it’s time to take a chance on a new investment or venture. Don’t be afraid to take risks, as this is a time of new beginnings. Relationships-wise, The Fool Tarot card means that it’s time to take a chance on love. If you’re single, go out and meet new people. If you’re in a relationship, it’s time to take things to the next level. Don’t be afraid to take risks, as this is a time of new beginnings.
What does 5 Of Wands mean?
For health, the Five of Wands tarot card can indicate some challenges or obstacles. This may manifest as financial difficulties which make it hard to afford good quality healthcare, or it may represent physical health problems which are a source of ongoing stress and strain. In terms of relationships, the Five of Wands suggests that there may be some rivalry or competition involved. This could be between friends, family members or even romantic partners. There may also be some obstacles to overcome in order to maintain harmony in these relationships.
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 Wands has helped you.