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

The The Magician card and The Hermit 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 Hermit mean together?

The Magician tarot card means that I should focus my creative energy in order to make my vision a reality. The Hermit tarot card means that I should go within to find clarity and truth. These two cards together suggest that I need to be creative and take action in order to achieve my goals.

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 Hermit 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 Tarot card indicates that it is time to take focused, inspired action in regards to your health, finances and relationships. This is a time to trust your intuition and intuition and take decisive steps forward in your life. It is also time to be creative in your approach to these areas of your life, and to believe in your ability to manifest your desires. The Magician is a powerful card, and it is time to tap into that power in order to create positive change in your life.

What does The Hermit mean?

When The Hermit Tarot card is pulled for a reading, it signifies a need for introspection and wisdom. This is a time to go within yourself for answers, and to trust your intuition. You may need to take a break from the outside world in order to get in touch with your inner truth. The Hermit can also indicate a need for spiritual guidance or illumination. This is a time to seek out a teacher or mentor, and to open yourself up to new ideas.

In terms of health, The Hermit indicates a need for rest and rejuvenation. This is a time to take care of yourself, and to listen to your body. If you have been feeling run down or out of balance, this is a sign that you need to take some time for yourself. The Hermit can also be a sign of illness, so if you have been feeling under the weather, it is important to see a doctor.

In terms of finances, The Hermit can indicate a need for simplification. This is a time to take a step back and reassess your priorities. You may need to let go of some material possessions in order to simplify your life. The Hermit can also be a sign of financial pressure, so if you are dealing with money problems, it is important to seek professional help.

In terms of relationships, The Hermit can indicate a need for space. This is a time to focus on your own needs and to take some time for yourself. If you have been feeling suffocated or trapped in a relationship, this is a sign that you need to take a break. The Hermit can also be a sign of an unhealthy relationship, so if you are in a toxic situation, it is important to seek help.


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 Hermit has helped you.

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