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

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 24 November 2022
  • Time to read: 4 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 Emperor card together in particular.

The The Magician card and The Emperor 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 Emperor mean together?

The Magician and Emperor are both incredibly powerful cards that represent very different aspects of life. The Magician is all about focused creativity and making your visions a reality. This is a very powerful card that can help you to achieve great things if you put your mind to it. The Emperor is a very different card that represents respect, leadership and strategic planning. This is a very powerful card that can help you to achieve great things if you put your mind to it.

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 The Emperor mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Magician and The Emperor 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?

In terms of health, The Magician Tarot card indicates that you have the power to heal yourself, both physically and emotionally. You are able to manifest your desires into reality, which means you can create the health and well-being that you want for yourself. You may need to take some inspired action in order to make this happen, but you have all the tools and resources you need within you.

In terms of finances, The Magician Tarot card suggests that you have the ability to create abundance in your life. You can manifest your desires into reality, which means you can attract the wealth and abundance that you desire. You may need to take some inspired action in order to make this happen, but you have all the tools and resources you need within you.

In terms of relationships, The Magician Tarot card suggests that you have the power to create the relationship you desire. You can manifest your desires into reality, which means you can attract the partner of your dreams. You may need to take some inspired action in order to make this happen, but you have all the tools and resources you need within you.

What does The Emperor mean?

Health: The Emperor Tarot card represents good health, vitality and physical strength. It suggests that you have the energy and stamina to overcome any health challenges that come your way.

Finances: The Emperor Tarot card signifies financial stability and abundance. It suggests that you have the resources and the wisdom to make sound financial decisions.

Relationships: The Emperor Tarot card represents respect, authority and leadership. It suggests that you are a force to be reckoned with in your relationships. You are someone who people look up to and admire. You have the ability to take charge and get things done.

Conclusion

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 Emperor has helped you.