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 9 Of Pentacles card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 9 Of Pentacles 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 Pentacles mean together?
The Fool tarot card suggests that I take some risks and venture into new territory in my life. I should explore different paths and options, and not be afraid to seize opportunity when it presents itself. This is a time of new beginnings, when anything is possible. The 9 Of Pentacles represents luxury, self-sufficiency and financial gain. It suggests that I enjoy the finer things in life, and that I am able to provide for myself without depending on others. This is a time of solo pleasures, when I can indulge myself without worrying about anyone else’s needs or wants.
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 Pentacles mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and 9 Of Pentacles 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 is all about fresh start, taking chances and new adventures. This is a great card for those who are starting a new health or fitness journey. It is also a good card for those who are looking to improve their financial situation. The Fool Tarot card can also indicate new beginnings in relationships.
What does 9 Of Pentacles mean?
The 9 Of Pentacles Tarot card means that you are in excellent health and your physical well-being is very good. You have plenty of energy and vitality, and you are able to enjoy all the solo pleasures that life has to offer. You are financially secure, and you have everything you need to maintain your lifestyle. Relationships
The 9 Of Pentacles Tarot card means that you are content with your own company, and you don’t really need anyone else in your life. You are self-sufficient and you don’t rely on anyone else for your happiness. You are financially secure, and you don’t have to worry about money. You are able to enjoy all the luxuries that life has to offer, and you don’t have to share them with anyone else.
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 Pentacles has helped you.