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 Wheel Of Fortune card together in particular.
The The Fool card and The Wheel Of Fortune 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 Wheel Of Fortune mean together?
When I see The Fool, it reminds me to take chances and explore new paths. It is a reminder that good fortune comes to those who take risks. The Wheel Of Fortune also reminds me that luck is cyclical and that there will always be ups and downs in life. However, The Fool also reminds me to have hope during tough times and to believe that things will eventually turn around.
In terms of my health, The Fool reminds me to be proactive and to take chances on new health and wellness practices. The Wheel Of Fortune serves as a reminder that my health is always in flux and that I need to be diligent in taking care of myself. It also reminds me to be open to new treatments and therapies, as they may bring me the luck and good fortune I need to heal.
In terms of my relationship, The Fool serves as a reminder to take chances on love and to never give up on finding my soulmate. The Wheel Of Fortune reminds me that relationships are always fluctuating and that there will be ups and downs. However, it also reminds me to stay hopeful and to believe that true love will always find its way.
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
Both The Fool and The Wheel Of Fortune mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Fool and The Wheel Of Fortune the answer to your query is “YES”.
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 some risks and try new things in order to improve your health. This may mean trying new exercise routines, diets, or alternative therapies. It is also a good time to start taking care of your health in general, such as quitting smoking or getting more sleep.
For finances, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take some risks and try new investment strategies. This may mean investing in stocks, mutual funds, or real estate. It is also a good time to start saving for retirement or for a major purchase.
For relationships, The Fool Tarot card means that it is time to take some risks and try new things in order to improve your relationships. This may mean trying new activities with your partner, or meeting new people. It is also a good time to start working on communication and conflict resolution skills.
What does The Wheel Of Fortune mean?
The Wheel of Fortune tarot card is a very positive card, representing good fortune, a turning point and luck. In terms of health, it suggests that you are about to experience a period of good health and good luck. Financially, it suggests that you are about to come into some money, or experience a windfall of some sort. In terms of relationships, it suggests that you are about to experience a period of good luck in your love life.
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 Wheel Of Fortune has helped you.