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 Lovers card together in particular.
The The Magician card and The Lovers 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 Lovers mean together?
The Magician tarot card means that I am focused and creative, and that I can turn my visions into reality. The Lovers tarot card means that I have a deep love for my partner, and that we are stronger together than we are apart. These two tarot cards represent the best of what I have to offer in terms of creative energy and love, and I am confident that they will help me to achieve my goals and to maintain a strong and healthy 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
Both The Magician and The Lovers mean “Yes” when being asked a question. There is no doubt here, if you draw The Magician and The Lovers 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?
The Magician Tarot card means being focused and creative in order to turn your visions into reality. This is a time for inspired action and manifestation. In terms of health, this means being focused on your goals and taking action towards a healthier lifestyle. It also means using your creativity to come up with new solutions to old problems. Financial stability comes from taking inspired action towards your goals and using your natural talents and abilities to create abundance in your life. In relationships, The Magician Tarot card signifies being focused on creating and maintaining a healthy and loving relationship. This requires both parties to be open to communication and to taking action towards their goals.
What does The Lovers mean?
The Lovers Tarot card often indicates a choice that must be made, and the strength of two people working together. This can symbolize a partnership in business or a committed relationship. It suggests that the relationship is based on love and mutual respect, and that the couple is able to weather any storms that come their way.
For health, The Lovers Tarot card indicates that working together towards a common goal can be beneficial. It suggests that two people can be stronger than one, and that by pooling resources and knowledge, they can overcome any obstacle.
In terms of finances, The Lovers Tarot card suggests that partnerships can be beneficial. It indicates that two people working together can achieve more than either could on their own. It also suggests that a committed relationship can weather any financial storms that come its way.
For relationships, The Lovers Tarot card indicates that a deep and committed love can overcome any obstacle. It suggests that two people who are willing to work together can achieve anything. It also suggests that a relationship based on love and mutual respect is the strongest and most lasting kind.
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 Lovers has helped you.