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 7 Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 7 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 7 Of Swords mean together?
The Fool tarot card means that it is time to take a chance and embark on a new adventure. This may be just the start of something big and exciting, or it may be a new path that you have been wanting to explore. Either way, it is time to take a leap of faith and see where it takes you.
The 7 Of Swords tarot card indicates that there may be some challenges ahead, but you are more than capable of dealing with them. This is a time to be honest with yourself and others, and to stand up for what you believe in. You may have to face some difficult choices, but you will come out stronger for it in the end.
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 7 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?
The Fool Tarot card is often associated with new beginnings and taking risks. In terms of health, this may mean trying out a new diet or fitness regime, or seeking alternative treatments. Financially, it may be about taking a leap of faith and investing in something new, or taking a calculated risk in order to achieve greater rewards. In relationships, The Fool may represent a new relationship or the beginning of a new phase in an existing one. It is about taking a chance on love and putting yourself out there.
What does 7 Of Swords mean?
When it comes to your health, the Seven of Swords suggests that you may be facing some challenges. There may be some health issues that you are dealing with, or you may simply be feeling run down and exhausted. It is important to take care of yourself at this time and to make sure that you are getting enough rest. If you are facing any health challenges, it is important to get them checked out by a doctor.
When it comes to your finances, the Seven of Swords suggests that you may be facing some challenges. You may be dealing with some financial problems, or you may simply be feeling stressed about money. It is important to take a close look at your finances at this time and to make sure that you are on solid ground. If you are facing any financial challenges, it is important to seek professional help.
When it comes to your relationships, the Seven of Swords suggests that you may be facing some challenges. There may be some problems in your relationships, or you may simply be feeling disconnected from those you love. It is important to take a close look at your relationships at this time and to make sure that you are on solid ground. If you are facing any challenges in your relationships, it is important to seek professional help.
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 7 Of Swords has helped you.
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