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 Empress card together in particular.
The The Fool card and The Empress 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 Empress mean together?
The Fool means fresh hope, take chances, new paths and adventures, beginnings. The Empress means creation, pregnancy, abundance, fertility, good parenting.
For me, The Fool and The Empress represent a time of new beginnings and potential. I feel that this is a time when I can take chances and explore new paths, without fear of failure. I believe that The Empress specifically represents the creative potential that I have within me, and that by tapping into this energy I can create anything I desire.
Health-wise, I feel that The Fool and The Empress represent a time of good health and vitality. I believe that this is a time when my body is able to heal and regenerate itself, and that I have the ability to create perfect health.
In terms of relationships, I feel that The Fool and The Empress represent a time of new beginnings and potential. I believe that this is a time when I can take chances and explore new relationships, without fear of failure. I feel that The Empress specifically represents the potential for abundance and fertility in all relationships, and that by tapping into this energy I can create relationships that are incredibly fulfilling.
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 is a reminder that hope is always present, even in the darkest of times. It is a reminder to take chances and explore new paths, even if they are scary or unfamiliar. It is a reminder that new adventures are always waiting to be had, and that every day is a new beginning.
For me, The Fool means staying positive and hopeful no matter what life throws my way. It means taking risks and trusting my intuition, even if it leads me down a path I’ve never been before. It means embracing change and uncertainty, and living each day to the fullest.
In terms of my health, The Fool means listening to my body and taking care of myself, even when I don’t feel like it. It means trusting my instincts and intuition when it comes to my health, and not second-guessing myself. It means taking chances on new health and wellness practices, even if I’m not sure they will work for me.
In terms of my finances, The Fool means taking risks and investing in myself and my future. It means being willing to fail and learn from my mistakes. It means being open to new opportunities and trusting my gut when it comes to making financial decisions.
In terms of my relationships, The Fool means being open to new people and experiences. It means being willing to let go of the past and embrace the present. It means taking chances on love, even if it doesn’t work out the way I want it to.
What does The Empress mean?
The Empress is a card that represents fertility, abundance, and good parenting. For me, this card suggests that if I am trying to conceive, I will be successful. I will also have plenty of resources to support my new family. My health will be excellent, and my relationship will be strong and supportive.
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 Empress has helped you.