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 Moon card together in particular.
The The Fool card and The Moon 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 Moon mean together?
The Fool tarot card means fresh hope and new beginnings. This card suggests that you take risks and embark on new adventures. It is time to leave your comfort zone and explore new possibilities. The Moon tarot card means unseen problems and voluntary changes. This card suggests that you trust your intuition and listen to your inner voice. You may need to make some changes in your life in order to 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 The Moon 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 means that it is time to take a chance on something new. Try a new diet or fitness routine. Whatever you do, make sure you are taking care of yourself.
For finances, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take a chance. Invest in something new. Take a risk. You may not see the results immediately, but it could pay off in the long run.
For relationships, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take a chance on something new. Go on a first date. Say yes to that blind date. It is time to put yourself out there and see what happens.
What does The Moon mean?
Health: The Moon Tarot card usually signifies good health, but it can also indicate unseen problems. If you are experiencing any health problems, it is important to trust your intuition and get them checked out by a professional.
Finances: The Moon Tarot card can indicate that voluntary changes are coming in your finances. You may need to make some adjustments in your budget, but overall, your financial situation should be healthy.
Relationships: The Moon Tarot card generally signifies strong, trusting relationships. If you are having any problems in your relationships, it is important to listen to your intuition and communicate openly with your 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 The Moon has helped you.