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 Magician card and 10 Of Cups card together in particular.
The The Magician card and 10 Of Cups have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.
What does The Magician and 10 Of Cups mean together?
The Magician tarot card means “focused creatvity, turning visions into reality, inspired action”. The 10 Of Cups tarot card means “family contentment, total love and support”. Together, these two tarot cards suggest that you are feeling creative and inspired, and that your loved ones are there to support you. You may be working on a project that is important to you, and they are cheering you on. This is a time of happiness and fulfilment, and you are surrounded by those who love you.
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 Magician and 10 Of Cups mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Magician and 10 Of Cups 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 Magician mean?
The Magician is all about manifestation and bringing your dreams into reality. In health, The Magician is a reminder to stay focused on your goals and to trust the process. It is also a reminder to take inspired action towards your health goals. In relationships, The Magician is a reminder to stay connected to your partner and to communicate clearly. It is also a reminder to take inspired action towards your relationship goals. In finance, The Magician is a reminder to stay focused on your goals and to use your creative power to manifest your desires.
What does 10 Of Cups mean?
Health: The 10 of Cups is a very positive card when it comes to health. It indicates that you are surrounded by love and support, which helps to promote good health. There may be some challenges along the way, but overall your health is good.
Finances: The 10 of Cups is a very positive card when it comes to finances. It indicates that you are surrounded by love and support, which helps to promote financial stability. There may be some ups and downs along the way, but overall your financial situation is good.
Relationships: The 10 of Cups is a very positive card when it comes to relationships. It indicates that you are surrounded by love and support, which helps to promote healthy and lasting relationships. There may be some challenges along the way, but overall your relationships are strong and joyful.
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 Magician and 10 Of Cups has helped you.