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 Justice card together in particular.
The The Magician card and Justice 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 Justice mean together?
The Magician tarot card means that I am focused and creative. I can turn my visions into reality. I am inspired to take action. The Justice tarot card means that there is cause and effect. I need to find win-win solutions. The truth will come out.
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 Justice 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?
For health, The Magician is a reminder to focus on the positive and believe in the power of our own bodies to heal. It is a time to be proactive in our health, to take inspired action to reach our goals. The Magician is a reminder that we are each our own best advocate and healer.
For finances, The Magician is a reminder to stay focused and creative in our approach to money. It is a time to remember the power of our own thoughts and actions to manifest our desires. The Magician is a reminder that we are each the creators of our own reality, and we have the power to create abundance in our lives.
For relationships, The Magician is a reminder to focus on the positive and believe in the power of love. It is a time to be proactive in our relationships, to take inspired action to reach our goals. The Magician is a reminder that we are each the architects of our own relationships, and we have the power to create the relationships we desire.
What does Justice mean?
The Justice Tarot card means that cause and effect are at play in all areas of life, including health, finances and relationships. This suggests that any decisions made in these areas should be considered carefully, as they may have far-reaching consequences. The Justice Tarot also suggests that win-win solutions are possible, if both parties are willing to compromise. Finally, the card suggests that the truth will eventually come out, so it is best to be honest and upfront from the start.
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 Justice has helped you.