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 The Hanged Man card together in particular.
The The Magician card and The Hanged Man 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 Hanged Man mean together?
The Magician indicates that it is time to take focused, inspired action in order to turn our visions into reality. This is a time of great creativity and manifestation power. The Hanged Man suggests that we need to take a different perspective on our current situation in order to gain wisdom and understanding. This may require self-sacrifice and letting go of our old ways of doing things. By doing so, we can open up to new possibilities and see things in a new light.
Both of these cards point to the importance of taking action from a place of wisdom and understanding. In order to create the life we desire, we need to be clear about our intentions and take inspired action. The Hanged Man reminds us that we often need to let go of our old ways of doing things in order to make room for something new to enter our lives. When we are willing to see things from a different perspective, we open up to a world of possibilities.
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 Hanged Man 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 is the card of focused creativity and the ability to turn visions into reality. When it comes to health, the Magician reminds us that our body is our temple and that we should take care of it accordingly. This means eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest. The Magician also reminds us that our thoughts have power, so we should focus on positive, healthy thoughts in order to maintain our well-being.
In terms of finances, the Magician is a reminder that we create our own reality through our thoughts, words, and actions. If we want to manifest abundance, we must focus our attention on abundance and take actions that align with our goal. The Magician also reminds us to be creative in our approach to financial abundance. There are many ways to make money and to save money, so we should explore all of our options and find the ones that work best for us.
Finally, in relationships, the Magician is a reminder that we must be proactive in creating the relationships we want. We need to communicate our needs and desires clearly, and we need to take action to make our relationships what we want them to be. The Magician also reminds us that we are the masters of our own destiny, so we should never give our power away to another person.
What does The Hanged Man mean?
The Hanged Man Tarot card can indicate a need for a fresh perspective on your health. It may be time to consider some different approaches to your wellness, and to be open to new ideas. This may also be a time of sacrifice in terms of your health, as you may need to give up some bad habits in order to improve your overall health. However, this sacrifice will be worth it in the long run, as you will ultimately be much healthier and happier.
The Hanged Man Tarot card can also indicate a need for a different perspective when it comes to your finances. It may be time to reassess your financial situation and to consider making some changes. This may entail making some sacrifices in terms of your spending, but it will be worth it in the long run as you will be much better off financially.
Finally, the Hanged Man Tarot card can also suggest that it is time to get a different perspective on your relationships. It may be time to reassess your current relationships and to consider making some changes. This may entail making some sacrifices in terms of your time and energy, but it will be worth it in the long run as you will ultimately be much happier and more fulfilled.
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 Hanged Man has helped you.