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 Moon card together in particular.
The The Magician card and The Moon 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 Moon mean together?
The Magician tarot card means that I have the power to create my own reality. I can manifest my desires into physical form. I am in control of my destiny. The Moon tarot card means that there are some hidden aspects of my life that I need to be aware of. There may be some changes that I need to make in order to create a more positive future. I need to trust my intuition and listen to my inner voice.
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 Moon 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 is all about focused creativity and taking inspired action. When it comes to health, this means being proactive and taking charge of your own health and wellbeing. It means being mindful of what you put into your body and making sure that you are getting enough exercise and rest. It also means being confident in your own ability to heal and to overcome any health challenges that come your way.
When it comes to finances, The Magician Tarot card suggests that you focus your creative energies on manifesting abundance. This means being clear about what you want and taking action steps that will move you closer to your goals. It also means being open to new opportunities and being confident in your ability to create the financial security and abundance that you desire.
In relationships, The Magician Tarot card suggests that you focus your energies on creating the kind of relationships that you truly desire. This means being clear about what you want and taking action steps to attract the right kind of people into your life. It also means being open to new and different ways of relating to others and being confident in your ability to create the relationships that you truly deserve.
What does The Moon mean?
The Moon Tarot card can indicate some unseen problems in your life that may need to be addressed. These problems may be related to your health, finances, or relationships. It is important to trust your intuition when interpreting this card, as it may be trying to guide you to something important. The Moon can also signify voluntary changes that you may need to make in your life in order to achieve success or happiness. Whatever the case may be, the Moon Tarot card is a reminder to stay positive and to trust your instincts.
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 Moon has helped you.