Drawing The Magician Card And The Devil 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 The Devil card together in particular.

The The Magician card and The Devil 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 The Devil mean together?

The Magician tarot card means focused creatvity, turning visions into reality, inspired action. The Devil tarot card means addiction, greed, envy, materialism, obsession, sexual lust.

For me, the meaning of The Magician tarot card is about being creative and using my imagination to turn my dreams into reality. The Devil tarot card, on the other hand, represents my darker side, the part of me that is addicted to material possessions and is driven by sexual desire.

When it comes to my health, The Magician card reminds me to stay focused and motivated in order to achieve my goals. The Devil card, meanwhile, is a warning to be mindful of my excesses and not to let my health suffer as a result. In terms of my relationships, The Magician tarot card means that I need to be open and honest with my partner in order to create a strong and lasting bond. The Devil tarot card, on the other hand, represents the destructive power of secrets and lies, and is a reminder to always communicate openly and honestly with my loved ones.

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 The Devil 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 card is all about focused creativity and taking action to make your dreams and goals a reality. If you have been struggling to make positive changes in your life, The Magician can help you to focus your energy and find the motivation to take inspired action.

Financially, The Magician suggests that you have the power to manifest your desires. If you have been struggling to make ends meet, this is a sign that you have the ability to create abundance in your life. Start by setting your intentions and taking small steps towards your goals. Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve success.

In terms of relationships, The Magician suggests that you have the power to create the kind of relationships that you desire. If you have been feeling lonely or disconnected, this is a sign that you have the ability to attract love and companionship into your life. Focus on your positive attributes and let your light shine. The world is waiting for you to make your magic.

What does The Devil mean?

The Devil Tarot card can indicate that someone is addicted to something, whether it be a substance or an activity. This addiction can lead to financial problems, as the individual may spend a lot of money on their addiction, or may struggle to keep up with bills and other financial obligations. The addiction can also cause problems in relationships, as it may take up a lot of time and energy, or may cause the individual to act in ways that are harmful to their relationships. The Devil Tarot card can also indicate that someone is obsessed with something, whether it be a person, an object, or a goal. This obsession can lead to problems in all areas of life, as it may consume the individual and prevent them from focusing on other important things.


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 The Devil has helped you.

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