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 King Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and King Of Swords 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 King Of Swords mean together?
The Fool and The King Of Swords is a great combination for those who are looking for fresh hope and new beginnings in their lives. This pairing encourages you to take chances and explore new paths, adventures and opportunities. The King Of Swords provides the strategic thinking and leadership needed to make these new endeavors successful. Together, these two cards represent the perfect mix of energy, enthusiasm and experience to help you achieve your goals.
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 King Of Swords 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 is all about new beginnings, fresh hope and taking chances. This card suggests that now is the time to take risks and pursue new adventures. It is also a time to let go of the past and move forward into the future. When it comes to health, The Fool Tarot card suggests that this is a time to take care of yourself and pursue a healthy lifestyle. It is also a time to be more open to new ideas and ways of healing. When it comes to finances, The Fool Tarot card suggests that this is a time to take chances and invest in new ventures. It is also a time to be more financially responsible and to focus on long-term goals. When it comes to relationships, The Fool Tarot card suggests that this is a time to pursue new relationships and to let go of old ones that are no longer serving you. It is also a time to be more open to love and to express your feelings.
What does King Of Swords mean?
The King Of Swords often represents an authoritative figure who is quick to make decisions based on logic and reason. In terms of health, this suggests that taking charge of one’s own health is important, and being proactive about maintaining good health is key. Financially, The King Of Swords suggests that being mindful of spending, investing wisely, and being disciplined with money are important for stability and security. In relationships, this card suggests that honest communication, mutual respect, and a commitment to working through challenges together are necessary for a lasting partnership.
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 King Of Swords has helped you.