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 Queen Of Swords card together in particular.
The The Fool card and Queen 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 Queen Of Swords mean together?
The Fool tarot card means that I should take chances and embark on new adventures. This could be something as simple as taking a different route to work, or signing up for a new class. The Queen Of Swords tarot card means that I should be honest with myself and others. I need to be true to my own values and beliefs, and not let anyone sway me from them. I should also be honest in my relationships, and not try to hide things from my partner.
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 Queen 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?
Health: The Fool indicates excellent health. There are no serious concerns at this time, and you have the energy and vitality to take advantage of new opportunities. This is a good time to start a new fitness regime or explore new hobbies.
Finances: The Fool suggests that you may be about to take a financial risk, but it is one that is likely to pay off. You may also receive a windfall of some kind, so this is a good time to start saving for a rainy day.
Relationships: The Fool indicates that you are about to embark on a new relationship, or that an existing relationship is about to take a new and exciting turn. This is a time of new beginnings, so take advantage of it!
What does Queen Of Swords mean?
Health: The Queen of Swords is a very positive card when it comes to health. It suggests that you are in good health and that you have the ability to maintain your health. There may be some minor health concerns that you have, but overall you are doing well. This is a good time to make sure you are eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise.
Finances: The Queen of Swords is a good omen when it comes to your finances. It suggests that you are financially stable and that you have the ability to manage your money. This is a good time to save money and to invest in your future. You may find that you have extra money to spend on luxuries.
Relationships: The Queen of Swords is a good omen for relationships. It suggests that you are honest and open with your partner. You are able to communicate effectively and you are able to resolve conflicts. This is a good time to work on your relationships and to strengthen the bonds you have with your loved ones.
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 Queen Of Swords has helped you.