Drawing The Fool Card And 8 Of Cups Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 29 November 2022
  • Time to read: 5 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 8 Of Cups card together in particular.

The The Fool card and 8 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 8 Of Cups mean together?

The Fool tarot card means fresh hope, and symbolizes new beginnings, taking risks and embarking on new adventures. The 8 of Cups tarot card means withdrawal or retreat from a situation, moving on from a relationship or endeavor, and symbolizes abandonment. For me, these two cards suggest that it may be time to move on from a current situation in my life that is no longer serving me, and to embrace new opportunities with fresh hope and excitement. This may be a good time to take risks, try new things and explore new paths, both in my personal life and in my relationship.

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 8 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?

The Fool Tarot card is all about taking chances and embarking on new adventures. In terms of health, this means that it is time to take a chance on your health and try something new. Perhaps this means trying a new diet or exercise regime, or maybe it means taking a chance on a new health treatment. Whatever it is, now is the time to try something new and different in order to improve your health and well-being.

In terms of finances, The Fool Tarot card suggests that it is time to take a financial risk. This could mean investing in a new business venture, or taking a chance on a new stock. Whatever the case may be, now is the time to take a financial risk in order to achieve greater financial success.

Finally, in terms of relationships, The Fool Tarot card indicates that it is time to take a chance on love. This could mean embarking on a new relationship, or perhaps trying to repair an existing one. Whatever the case may be, now is the time to take a chance on love in order to improve your relationships.

What does 8 Of Cups mean?

The 8 of Cups is a card that suggests that it may be time to move on from a current situation. This may be in regards to a relationship, a job, or anything else in your life that you feel you have outgrown. It is time to let go of what is no longer serving you and to pursue something that will be more fulfilling. This can be a difficult decision, but it is one that will ultimately lead to greater happiness.

In terms of health, the 8 of Cups suggests that you may need to take a step back and reassess your current situation. This may mean making some lifestyle changes in order to improve your overall health. It is important to listen to your body and to make changes that will benefit you in the long run.

When it comes to finances, the 8 of Cups suggests that you may need to reevaluate your spending and saving habits. This is a good time to get your finances in order and to make sure that you are on the right track. You may need to make some sacrifices in order to achieve your financial goals, but it will be worth it in the end.

In terms of relationships, the 8 of Cups suggests that you may need to take some time for yourself. This may mean ending a current relationship or taking a break from dating. This is a time to focus on your own happiness and to figure out what you truly want in a partner. When you are ready, you will find the right person who will be worth your time and energy.


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 8 Of Cups has helped you.

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