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 2 Of Wands card together in particular.
The The Magician card and 2 Of Wands 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 2 Of Wands mean together?
The Magician tarot card is about turning dreams into reality and taking inspired action. This is a time to focus your creative energy and put your plans into motion. The 2 Of Wands tarot card is about waiting for results, making choices and planning for travel. This is a time to take stock of your situation and decide which direction to go in next.
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 Magician and 2 Of Wands 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 Magician mean?
The Magician is the card of focused creativity, turning visions into reality and inspired action. In terms of health, the Magician suggests that you have the power to heal yourself, and that you should focus on your goals and taking action to achieve them. In terms of finances, the Magician suggests that you have the power to create your own wealth and abundance, and that you should focus on your goals and taking action to achieve them. In terms of relationships, the Magician suggests that you have the power to create the relationships you desire, and that you should focus on your goals and taking action to achieve them.
What does 2 Of Wands mean?
The Two of Wands is a Tarot card that is all about waiting for results. This can be a very frustrating time, as you may feel like you are stuck in limbo. Everything may feel up in the air, and you may be unsure of what to do next. This is a time when it is important to make a choice, and to really think about what you want. You may also find that you are making plans for travel, or for some other major change in your life. This is a time when you need to be patient, and to trust that everything will work out in the end.
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 2 Of Wands has helped you.