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 Judgment card together in particular.
The The Fool card and Judgment 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 Judgment mean together?
The Fool means that I should take some risks in my health and try some new things that I haven’t before. I should also keep an open mind to new adventures and experiences. The Judgment card means that I need to be clear about what I want in regards to my health and my relationship. I need to make a final decision about what I want and what is best for me.
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 Judgment mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and Judgment 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?
Health: The Fool Tarot card encourages you to take care of your health, both physically and mentally. You need to be proactive in maintaining your health and making sure that you are taking care of yourself. This includes eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, and getting enough sleep. You also need to make sure that you are managing stress in your life and not letting it get out of control. If you are not taking care of your health, it can lead to serious problems down the road.
Finances: The Fool Tarot card suggests that you take some risks when it comes to your finances. This doesn’t mean that you should go out and spend all of your money on lottery tickets. However, it does mean that you should be willing to invest in yourself and your future. This can include taking on new opportunities that may not have seemed like a good investment at first. It also means being willing to save for your future and not just spending everything you have right now.
Relationships: The Fool Tarot card encourages you to take some risks in your relationships. This doesn’t mean that you should go out and date everyone you meet. However, it does mean that you should be open to new relationships and not be afraid to put yourself out there. This can be a great way to meet new people and to potentially find the love of your life.
What does Judgment mean?
The Judgment Tarot card is a reminder that our choices have consequences, and that we must be mindful of the decisions we make in life. It is a wake-up call to take stock of our lives and consider what we truly want and need, in order to live our best lives. This card can also indicate a time of major change or transformation, when we are called to leave behind the past and embrace a new chapter in our lives.
In terms of health, The Judgment Tarot card suggests that we take stock of our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and make whatever changes are necessary to bring us into alignment with our true purpose. This may mean making lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet or exercising more regularly. It could also involve seeking out counselling or therapy to deal with any underlying issues that are holding us back from living our best lives.
When it comes to finances, The Judgment Tarot card urges us to take a close look at our spending habits and make sure that our money is going towards things that truly matter to us. This may mean cutting back on unnecessary luxuries, or making a budget and sticking to it. Whatever changes we need to make, the goal is to ensure that our financial wellbeing supports our overall wellbeing.
Finally, in terms of relationships, The Judgment Tarot card asks us to consider what we really want and need from our connections with others. This may mean letting go of relationships that are no longer serving us, or working to build healthier, more supportive relationships. Whatever changes we need to make, the goal is to create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful, both to ourselves and to those around us.
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 Judgment has helped you.