Drawing The Fool Card And 9 Of Cups Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 24 November 2022
  • Time to read: 4 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 9 Of Cups card together in particular.

The The Fool card and 9 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 9 Of Cups mean together?

The Fool tarot card means that I should take some chances and explore new paths and adventures. I should also be open to new beginnings. The 9 Of Cups tarot card means that my wishes will come true and I will enjoy material abundance and good health.

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 9 Of Cups mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and 9 Of Cups 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?

For health, The Fool Tarot card means to take chances and explore new paths. This can be in regards to trying new foods, exercising in new ways or even exploring alternative therapies. It is a time to be open to new possibilities and to believe that good health is possible. This is a time to be optimistic and to have faith in the potential for healing.

For finances, The Fool Tarot card means to take risks and to believe in the possibility of success. This is a time to invest in new ventures, to take risks in order to achieve greater rewards. It is also a time to be open to new sources of income and to believe that financial abundance is possible.

For relationships, The Fool Tarot card means to take chances and to believe in the possibility of new beginnings. This is a time to be open to new people and new experiences. It is a time to let go of the past and to believe that anything is possible.

What does 9 Of Cups mean?

The 9 of Cups is a card that represents wishes coming true. In terms of health, this could mean finally getting that clean bill of health you’ve been waiting for. Alternatively, it could represent an abundance of energy and vitality. Financially, The 9 of Cups suggests that your wishes for financial stability or prosperity are about to come true. This could manifest as a pay raise, a windfall, or simply a sense of finally being on solid ground. In terms of relationships, The 9 of Cups suggests that your deepest desires are about to be fulfilled. This could be in the form of finding your soulmate or finally achieving the level of closeness and intimacy you’ve always yearned for. Whatever form it takes, The 9 of Cups is a card that promises happiness, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

Conclusion

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 9 Of Cups has helped you.