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 The Chariot card together in particular.
The The Fool card and The Chariot 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 The Chariot mean together?
The Fool means fresh hope, take chances, new paths and adventures, beginnings. The Chariot means action and change, a journey, a new vehicle, vroom-vroom.
For me, The Fool and The Chariot suggests that it’s time for me to take some risks and embark on some new adventures. I need to get out there and explore the world, and try new things. This is especially true when it comes to my health and fitness. I need to get out of my comfort zone and push myself physically. I also need to be more proactive in my relationship. It’s time to take some chances and spice things up.
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 youa re in with the second horizontal card being the “challege” 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 clairty 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.
What does The Fool mean?
The Fool means fresh hope, take chances, new paths and adventures, beginnings. For me, The Fool means that I am finally ready to start my own business. I have been wanting to do this for years, but I have always been too afraid to take the leap. But now, with The Fool as my guide, I feel that it is finally time to take the plunge and go for it.
I also feel that The Fool is telling me to take better care of my health. I have been neglecting my health lately and I need to start paying more attention to it. I need to start eating better and exercising more. I also need to start taking my vitamins and supplements again.
The Fool is also telling me to be more careful with my finances. I have been spending too much money lately and I need to start saving more. I need to be more mindful of my spending and start living within my means.
And finally, The Fool is telling me to take more chances in my relationships. I have been too afraid to open up to people lately and I need to start being more open and honest with them. I need to start taking more chances and trusting people more.
What does The Chariot mean?
The Chariot suggests that it is time to take action and make some changes in your life. This may mean embarking on a new journey, either literally or figuratively. Perhaps you have been thinking about making a change in your career or your personal life, and now is the time to take that first step. Alternatively, The Chariot may represent a new vehicle or mode of transportation. If you have been thinking about buying a new car or motorcycle, this is the time to do it.
The Chariot also suggests that you are in good health and have the energy and vitality to take on whatever challenges come your way. Your finances are also in good shape, so you have the resources to make the changes you desire. In your relationships, The Chariot suggests that you are assertive and confident. You are willing to take on the challenges that come with making changes, and you are confident in your ability to overcome them.
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 The Chariot has helped you.