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 Temperance card together in particular.
The The Magician card and Temperance 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 Temperance mean together?
The Magician tarot card means that I am focused and creative. I can turn my vision into reality. I am inspired to action. The Temperance tarot card means I am balanced and harmonious. I have patience and self-control.
These two tarot cards mean a lot to me in terms of my health and relationship. In terms of my health, The Magician tarot card suggests that I am focused on my health and wellbeing. I am proactive in taking care of myself and my health. I am also creative in finding new ways to improve my health. The Temperance tarot card suggests that I am balanced in my approach to health. I take care of myself without being obsessive. I am patient in dealing with my health issues. I also have self-control when it comes to my health. In terms of my relationship, The Magician tarot card suggests that I am focused on making my relationship work. I am creative in finding ways to keep the spark alive. I am also proactive in communicating with my partner. The Temperance tarot card suggests that I am balanced in my approach to my relationship. I take the time to nurture my relationship. I am patient with my partner. I also have self-control when it comes to my emotions.
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 Temperance mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Magician and Temperance 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 a reminder that we all have the power to heal ourselves. We are the Architects of our own destiny and have the ability to create our own reality. When it comes to health, The Magician encourages us to take an active role in our own wellbeing. We are not victims of circumstance, but rather the master of our own fate. We have the power to change our lives for the better, and it all starts with taking responsibility for our health.
The Magician Tarot card is a reminder that we all have the power to create our own reality. When it comes to finances, The Magician encourages us to take an active role in our own financial wellbeing. We are not victims of circumstance, but rather the master of our own fate. We have the power to change our lives for the better, and it all starts with taking responsibility for our finances.
The Magician Tarot card is a reminder that we all have the power to create our own reality. When it comes to relationships, The Magician encourages us to take an active role in our own happiness. We are not victims of circumstance, but rather the master of our own fate. We have the power to change our lives for the better, and it all starts with taking responsibility for our relationships.
What does Temperance mean?
The Temperance Tarot card means balance, harmony, patience, and self-control in all areas of life. Health-wise, The Temperance Tarot card signifies that one is taking good care of their health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Financially, The Temperance Tarot card suggests that one is mindful of their spending and is working towards financial stability. Relationships-wise, The Temperance Tarot card indicates that one is working on creating and maintaining healthy and balanced relationships.
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 Temperance has helped you.
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