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 Queen Of Cups card together in particular.
The The Magician card and Queen 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 Queen Of Cups mean together?
The combined energies of The Magician and The Queen of Cups suggest that you have the potential to manifest your desires into reality. The creative power of The Magician, combined with the caring and nurturing energy of The Queen of Cups, suggests that you have all the tools you need to create the life you want. This is a time to focus your energy and attention on what you want to achieve, and to take inspired action towards your goals. The Magician’s ability to focus and direct his energy can help you to overcome any obstacles in your path, and The Queen of Cups’ caring and nurturing nature can provide support and guidance along the way. Together, these two cards suggest that you have all the power and potential you need to create the life you desire.
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 Queen Of Cups 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?
Health: The Magician is a very positive card when it comes to health. It indicates that you have the power to heal yourself, and that you are able to take control of your own health. The main message from The Magician is that you should trust your own intuition when it comes to your health, and not rely on outside sources.
Finances: The Magician is also a very positive card when it comes to finances. It indicates that you have the power to manifest your financial goals, and that you are able to take control of your own financial destiny. The main message from The Magician is that you should trust your own intuition when it comes to your finances, and not rely on outside sources.
Relationships: The Magician is a very positive card when it comes to relationships. It indicates that you have the power to create the relationship of your dreams, and that you are able to take control of your own love life. The main message from The Magician is that you should trust your own intuition when it comes to your relationships, and not rely on outside sources.
What does Queen Of Cups mean?
The Queen Of Cups Tarot card is a very nurturing and healing card. It suggests that you will have support and help from others when it comes to your health and finances. This is a very positive card for relationships, as it suggests that you will be able to nurture and support your partner.
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 Queen Of Cups has helped you.