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 6 Of Cups card together in particular.
The The Magician card and 6 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 6 Of Cups mean together?
These two tarot cards together represent a time of focused creativity and inspiration, where you may be called to turn your visions into reality. This can be a time of great growth and progress in your life, as you put your creative talents to good use and take decisive action towards your goals. You may find yourself feeling more nostalgic than usual during this period, as fond memories come to the surface. This can be a time of great joy and happiness, as you reconnect with old friends and loved ones. However, it is important to stay grounded and present in the moment, as it is easy to get caught up in the past during this time.
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 6 Of Cups mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Magician and 6 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 Tarot card is an extremely positive omen in all three areas of health, finances and relationships. Its appearance indicates that whatever you have been working towards manifesting in your life is about to come to fruition. This is a time of great opportunity, when your focused creative energy and inspired action can bring your vision into reality. In health matters, The Magician suggests that you have the power to heal yourself, and that any illnesses or dis-eases you may have can be overcome with positive thinking and affirmative action. In financial matters, it indicates that your financial situation is about to improve, and that you have the power to increase your income and prosperity. In relationships, The Magician suggests that you are about to enter into a very positive, productive and harmonious period, where you can create the relationship of your dreams.
What does 6 Of Cups mean?
Health: The 6 of Cups is a generally positive card when it comes to health. It suggests that you have good memories of your health in the past, and that you may have enjoyed good health in your childhood. However, it also warns that you may be prone to nostalgia and sadness if your health deteriorates in the present.
Finances: The 6 of Cups is a mixed bag when it comes to finances. On the one hand, it suggests that you may have received financial gifts or inheritance in the past. These can be a great help in times of need. On the other hand, the card also warns that you may be prone to financial difficulties if you do not manage your money wisely.
Relationships: The 6 of Cups is a generally positive card when it comes to relationships. It suggests that you have good memories of past relationships, and that you may be able to reunite with old friends or flames. However, it also warns that you may be prone to nostalgia and sadness if your relationships do not meet your expectations in the present.
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 6 Of Cups has helped you.