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 Wands card together in particular.
The The Fool card and 9 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 9 Of Wands mean together?
The Fool tarot card means taking chances and starting afresh. It is a reminder that we should not be afraid to seize opportunities as they come our way. The 9 of Wands tarot card reminds us to maintain our boundaries and to be persistent in our endeavors. These two tarot cards together suggest that we should take risks and explore new paths, but also be mindful of our limits and stay the course even when things are challenging.
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 9 Of Wands 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 can represent fresh hope in regards to health. This may be a time to take chances and explore new paths in regards to health and wellness. This can be a time of new beginnings, where we may be motivated to make positive changes in our lives. In terms of finances, The Fool can represent taking risks and making new investments. This may be a time to seek out new opportunities and venture into unfamiliar territory. Relationships may also benefit from The Fool’s energy, as it can encourage us to take chances and explore new connections. This can be a time of new beginnings in relationships, where we may be open to forming new bonds and exploring different types of relationships.
What does 9 Of Wands mean?
In terms of health, The 9 of Wands suggests that it is important to maintain boundaries and to persist in taking care of oneself. This may require making tough decisions, such as saying no to unhealthy foods or beverages, or choosing to exercise even when one doesn’t feel like it. However, doing so will pay off in the long run, as it will help to keep oneself healthy and strong.
In terms of finances, The 9 of Wands suggests that it is important to be persistent in one’s financial goals. This may mean setting a budget and sticking to it, or investing in long-term savings plans. It is also important to be mindful of spending, and to avoid taking on too much debt. By being financially responsible, one can secure a solid financial future.
In terms of relationships, The 9 of Wands suggests that it is important to maintain healthy boundaries. This means setting boundaries with others, and being clear about what one is and is not comfortable with. It also means being assertive in communicating one’s needs and wants. By doing so, one can create and maintain relationships that are based on mutual respect and understanding.
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 Wands has helped you.