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 Knight Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and Knight 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 Knight Of Swords mean together?
The Fool tarot card means fresh hope, take chances, new paths and adventures, beginnings. For me, this card suggests that I should take some risks and try new things. I should also be open to change and new experiences. The Knight Of Swords tarot card means a fast-talking person, lifestyle change. This suggests that I need to be more assertive and direct in my communication. I also need to be willing to make some changes to my lifestyle.
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 Knight 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?
For health, The Fool Tarot card indicates a time of good health and vitality. It is a time to take chances and explore new paths. It is also a time to be careful and not take risks.
For finances, The Fool Tarot card indicates that this is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to take chances and explore new opportunities. It is also a time to be careful with money and not take unnecessary risks.
For relationships, The Fool Tarot card indicates that this is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to take chances and explore new relationships. It is also a time to be careful and not take unnecessary risks.
What does Knight Of Swords mean?
The Knight Of Swords Tarot card means that you will have a fast-talking person in your life. This person will likely be a catalyst for change in your life. They may come into your life suddenly and make a big impact. They may also leave just as quickly.
The Knight Of Swords can also indicate a major change in your lifestyle. This may be a positive change, such as starting a new job or moving to a new city. Or, it may be a negative change, such as losing your job or going through a divorce.
Financially, the Knight Of Swords indicates a time of upheaval. You may experience a sudden change in your income or have to deal with unexpected expenses. This is not a time to take risks with your money.
In relationships, the Knight Of Swords suggests that you will experience a lot of change. This may be positive, such as meeting a new partner or getting married. Or, it may be negative, such as going through a divorce or breaking up with a long-term partner.
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 Knight Of Swords has helped you.