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 Hierophant card together in particular.
The The Magician card and The Hierophant 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 Hierophant mean together?
The Magician tarot card and The Hierophant tarot card can be interpreted in many ways, but for me, these two cards represent two different aspects of my life. On one hand, The Magician tarot card represents my creative side, and the ability to take my visions and turn them into reality. This is the side of me that is always looking for new and innovative ways to approach things, and that loves to take risks in order to achieve my goals. On the other hand, The Hierophant tarot card represents my more traditional side, and the need to conform to societal expectations. This is the side of me that values stability and security, and that is always looking for ways to conform to the norms.
In terms of my health, The Magician tarot card represents my need to stay active and healthy, and to always be on the lookout for new and better ways to take care of my body. The Hierophant tarot card represents my need to listen to my body and to always be aware of my health and wellbeing. In terms of my relationship, The Magician tarot card represents my need to always be open and honest with my partner, and to always be looking for new and exciting ways to keep our relationship fresh. The Hierophant tarot card represents my need to respect and value my partner, and to always be willing to compromise in order to maintain a healthy and happy relationship.
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 Hierophant 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 suggests that if you want to make changes in your health, finances or relationships, you need to take inspired action. This may mean being more focused and creative in your approach.
For example, if you want to improve your health, you may need to come up with a new exercise routine or eating plan that works for you. If you want to increase your finances, you may need to look for new opportunities or invest in yourself in some way. If you want to improve your relationships, you may need to put more effort into communication or find common interests with others.
In all cases, the key is to take action that is inspired and in alignment with your goals. The Magician Tarot card suggests that if you do this, you will be able to make the changes you desire.
What does The Hierophant mean?
When it comes to health, The HierophantTarot card indicates that people should follow conventional wisdom and advice. This means eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting sufficient rest. It also means avoiding risky behaviors that could lead to health problems.
When it comes to finances, The HierophantTarot card suggests that people should live within their means. This means not spending more money than they have and not taking on more debt than they can afford to repay. It also means saving for the future and investing in safe, conservative investments.
When it comes to relationships, The HierophantTarot card suggests that people should follow traditional values and expectations. This means being faithful to their partners, being respectful of their parents and elders, and being polite and considerate of others. It also means being honest and honest in all their dealings.
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 Hierophant has helped you.