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 8 Of Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 8 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 8 Of Wands mean together?
The Fool suggests that I take a chance on something new and embark on a new adventure. The 8 of Wands suggests that things will move quickly and there will be lots of change and newness in my life. This combination suggests that now is the time to take a chance and try something new, as there is potential for lots of positive change and movement in my life. It is a good time to be open to new possibilities and to takeaction to make my dreams a reality.
In terms of my health, The Fool suggests that I take care of myself and my body, as there is potential for good health and vitality. The 8 of Wands suggests that I need to keep active and moving, as this will help to keep me healthy and fit. This combination suggests that I need to take care of myself, both physically and mentally, and to keep active in order to maintain my health and well-being.
In terms of my relationship, The Fool suggests that I take a chance on love and open myself up to new possibilities. The 8 of Wands suggests that things will move quickly in my relationship, and that there will be lots of change and newness. This combination suggests that now is the time to take a chance on love and to open myself up to new possibilities. There is potential for lots of positive change and movement in my relationship, and I need to be open to new experiences.
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 8 Of Wands mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and 8 Of Wands 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 reminds us to stay positive and hopeful, even when things are tough. Things will eventually get better, and we just need to keep moving forward. This is a good time to take chances and try new things, as they could lead to exciting new adventures. Relationships may be tested during this time, but ultimately they will become stronger. Financially, The Fool Tarot card advises us to be careful with our money and not to take unnecessary risks.
What does 8 Of Wands mean?
Health: The 8 of Wands tarot card means that health will improve quickly. There may be a sudden change in health, such as a recovery from an illness. Alternatively, this could represent a sudden burst of energy or a new fitness regime.
Finances: The 8 of Wands tarot card means that there will be a sudden change in finances. This could be an unexpected windfall, such as winning the lottery. Alternatively, it could represent a sudden drop in income, such as losing one’s job. Either way, it is a time of change and movement in terms of finances.
Relationships: The 8 of Wands tarot card means that relationships will be fast-paced and full of action. There may be a sudden change, such as meeting someone new. Alternatively, this could represent a time of upheaval and change, such as a break-up. Either way, it is a time of movement and change in 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 8 Of Wands has helped you.