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 6 Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 6 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 6 Of Swords mean together?
The Fool tarot card means fresh hope, take chances, new paths and adventures, beginnings. The 6 Of Swords tarot card means a necessary transition, relocating, moving. For me, these cards mean that it is time to take a chance on something new and move forward in my life. I have been feeling stagnant lately and I know that I need to make a change. I am going to take a chance on a new relationship and see where it takes me. I am also going to relocate to a new city to start fresh. I am excited for these new beginnings and I am ready to take on whatever comes my way.
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 6 Of Swords mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and 6 Of Swords 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 can represent fresh hope in regards to health. If you have been feeling down about your health, The Fool can remind you to take chances and try new paths. Perhaps there is a new treatment you have been wanting to try, or a new diet you have been wanting to start. Whatever it is, The Fool encourages you to go for it and see what happens.
In terms of finances, The Fool can represent new opportunities. Perhaps you have been wanting to start your own business, or invest in something new. The Fool is a reminder to take the plunge and see what happens. Even if it doesn’t work out the way you planned, you will never know unless you try.
Lastly, in relationships The Fool can represent new beginnings. If you have been feeling stuck in a rut, The Fool encourages you to take a chance and start anew. Perhaps there is someone you have been wanting to ask out on a date, or a new hobby you have been wanting to try with your partner. Whatever it is, The Fool is a reminder that new beginnings can be exciting and full of potential.
What does 6 Of Swords mean?
The 6 Of Swords Tarot card means a necessary transition, relocating, moving. In terms of health, this could signify a need to change your lifestyle in order to improve your health. It could also suggest undergoing a major treatment or surgery in order to get better. Financially, this card indicates that you may need to make a big change in your life in order to improve your financial situation. This could involve changing jobs, getting a promotion, or making a major investment. In terms of relationships, the 6 Of Swords suggests that you may need to make a big change in order to improve your love life. This could involve moving to a new city, changing your dating habits, or ending a toxic 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 6 Of Swords has helped you.