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What is the Meaning of the Fool Tarot Card?
The Fool is numbered 0 in the Major Arcana Tarot Cards and it symbolizes a new beginning, entering a new phase in your life.
It does not have a specific place in the sequence so it can come either at the beginning or at the end of the Major Arcana.
The Fool card is all about living in the moment, being spontaneous, acting on impulse. This is the time to have faith and let go of worry and fear, trust your heart’s desire. The Fool has unlimited potential.
This card is considered to be a positive card and is an indicator of newness: starting something new, beginning an adventure or going on a journey.
The Fool in an Upright Position
When The Fool card appears in a Tarot spread, it is usually a good and positive sign.
It suggests the need to begin a new phase in your life, be it in your love life or spiritually and you are just at the launching point.
Maybe you want to start some meditation practice or enter a new relationship.
It is clear that when The Fool appears in your reading it tells of an important fresh start and stepping into life with confidence.
You should commence following your dreams and your intuition, no matter how unusual they may seem.
The Fool is asking you to be original and to detach from the old aspects of your life.
The Fool is the most influential card in the Tarot deck when it comes in an upright position in the present. It tells that you can do whatever you set your mind to, NOW! This card is all about Carpe Diem: seize the day!
The Fool Card and Work
The appearance of The Fool card in your reading suggests that you should go off on your own and start your own business. You have all you need to succeed.
If you are currently happily employed, the Fool may indicate that your colleagues do not understand your ideas and proposals.
If you know you are right, try to help them understand where you are coming from and make them see the big picture.
Love and The Fool
The appearance of The Fool Card in a love reading can represent a time of spontaneity and exuberant love.
If you are in a relationship, The Fool may suggest that you could act on the spur of the moment and do something impulsive like eloping or getting married.
Everything is possible now that you are happy and glowing.
If you are single, the presence of The Fool may indicate of starting over in love and taking a chance on happiness once more. Great times are coming.
Finances and The Fool Card
The Fool Card is an extremely positive sign in terms of finances.
You can expect good things to happen in this field. Either you will get a raise, or you will have great success in your business.
The Fool and Health
When this card appears in your spread, you can expect an upswing in terms of health. If you were sick, the presence of this card suggests the beginning of the healing process.
The Fool Reversed
The Fool Reversed suggests that now is not the time for spontaneity and freedom. It is not a good time to start new projects as you already have enough responsibilities weighing you down.
You must finish what you already started and then you can safely move on.
The impulsive behavior of the Upright Fool is now seen as impatience and recklessness. You might make some bad decisions right now, really jeopardizing yourself to look like “the fool”.
Be careful! Think twice about what you are going to do in the near future. It is not the time to act on instincts and be impulsive. You might want to ask others with more experience for advice.
In the love department, the apparition of The Fool in a reversed position might suggest that your current need for independence and freedom could be interfering with your relationship.
Take caution at what you really want.
Combinations of The Fool Card
- The Magician and The Fool combined in a reading talk about a great chance to be independent and create a new successful project.
- The Fool also makes a good combination with The Sun, The Star and The Moon. These cards suggest a good time for your aptitudes and emotions, delivering tangible results and deep personal insight.