Drawing The Magician Card And 9 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 29 November 2022
  • Time to read: 5 min.

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.

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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 9 Of Swords card together in particular.

The The Magician card and 9 Of Swords 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 9 Of Swords mean together?

The Magician tarot card and The 9 Of Swords tarot card together for me would mean focused creativity in turning my nightmares, anxiety, grief and depression into reality. I would be using my inspired action to bring my visions to life, and using my focused creativity to make them a reality. This would be a very powerful combination that would help me to overcome my challenges and achieve my 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 Magician and 9 Of Swords 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 a powerful card when it comes to health. It suggests that you have the power to control your own health and wellbeing. You have the ability to make choices that will positively impact your health. This could mean making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating well and exercising regularly. It could also mean taking charge of your own health care, such as researching treatments and managing your own care. The Magician suggests that you have the power to create the health and wellbeing that you desire.


The Magician is also a positive card when it comes to finances. It suggests that you have the power to manifest your financial desires. This could mean using your creative power to attract more money into your life. It could also mean taking charge of your finances and making smart decisions about your money. The Magician suggests that you have the power to create the financial security and abundance that you desire.


The Magician is a positive card when it comes to relationships. It suggests that you have the power to create and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. This could mean using your communication skills to express your needs and desires. It could also mean setting boundaries in order to nurture healthy relationships. The Magician suggests that you have the power to create the relationships that you desire.

What does 9 Of Swords mean?

The 9 Of Swords Tarot card can represent some pretty dark times in a person’s life. Health-wise, it can denote illnesses brought on by stress or anxiety, or even just a general feeling of being unwell. This card can also suggest financial troubles, as money worries can often be a major source of stress. In relationships, the 9 Of Swords can indicate difficulties caused by communication breakdowns or a general feeling of disharmony.It’s important to remember, however, that tarot cards are not destiny, and so even if The 9 Of Swords does represent some tough times ahead, it is by no means a guarantee that things will stay that way forever. With a little effort and determination, it is always possible to turn things around and find a way to move forward.


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 9 Of Swords has helped you.

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