The Fool Tarot Card Meaning

UPRIGHT: Innocence, freedom, spontaneity, a free spirit, new beginning, desire to start

REVERSED: Stupidity, negligence, holding back, recklessness, risk-taking, being naive

  • Name of the Card: The Fool
  • Number: 0
  • Other Names: Le Mat, Il Matto, The Jester
  • Element: Air
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Aleph
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Ox
  • Planetary Correspondence: Uranus
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Eagle, Man
  • Stone: Topaz

The fool is a trump card or a card from the Major Arcana in Tarot.

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery of the Fool Tarot Card

A young man is standing at the edge of the cliff with a white dog accompanying him. He is holding a black wand that is a symbol of power. He is wearing a Laurel wreath on his head that shows optimism for success. The red feather shows his desire for adventure. He has his talents and skills in his satchel. The tall mountains in the background show his aims and inspiration. The white sun depicts the clarity of purpose.

The number of the fool card is 0 that symbolizes unlimited potential. The young fool is holding a white rose that depicts his innocence. He is embarking on a new journey of personal growth but he is unaware of the challenges that have yet to come. He is full of vitality, energy, and confidence.

Astrology and the Fool

In astrology the fool’s planetary correspondence is Uranus. Uranus is the planet of freedom, sudden and unexpected changes, new or unconventional ideas and rebellion.

The Fool and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the path of the fool connects Kether ‘the crown’ with Chokmah or wisdom which is the first activity to the manifestation. The path is known as ‘Aleph’ and the meaning of Aleph is ‘ox’.

The Fool as a Person

The fool is someone who is naïve and ‘happy go lucky’. Who hasn’t faced any challenges in life yet and who is starting a new endeavor with full faith and confidence. The fool is someone who follows the heart and doesn’t think much about the consequences. The fool card always reminds me of my teenage son who has high levels of serotonin and who is ready to discover all the possibilities that life has to offer and he is still not acquainted with the word ‘failure’.

The Fool Card Meaning in General Reading

If you get the fool card in a general reading that would mean that you are ready to take a fresh start or something new is about to happen in your career, love or spiritual life. Just follow your gut instinct, take a chance and go with the flow.

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning in a Daily reading

If you get the fool card in your daily reading then get ready to try new things. Try to spend a day in a happy go lucky way. Start something new. Dare to take the leap of faith and give in to the new possibilities. Encourage yourself to be open and to follow your heart.

The Fool Tarot Card in a Love Reading

If you get the fool card in a love reading then get ready for a new romance. A romance with no bounds but on a flip side, something with no strings attached. If it appears as the feelings of a significant someone then be sure that they are interested in you but their interest can fade away with time. To get more clarity, seek help from the accompanying cards.

The Fool Tarot Card in a Career Reading

The Fool Card shows a new idea, a new job, or a new project. You can also get a new revelation about another angle to improve your work if you are currently working on a project.

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning in a Health Reading

If you get the fool tarot card in a health reading that would mean that you will regain new energy, health, and vitality. You will recover from an illness. It can also indicate the start of a new life (pregnancy). It also tells you to be careful as you can be prone to accidents.

The Fool Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed fool card still depicts a new start but there will be a block to the happiness as even if you’d look at the imagery, the rose will fell off from the hands of the fool, his bag will also fell off from his shoulders, he might fell down from the cliff head first. It can indicate that the person will be reckless and stupid to the extent that he or she can put himself into trouble.

In love, the reversed fool card will show a lack of commitment.

In health, it will show that the person will be prone to more accidents and his health revival will be delayed or blocked.

In a career reading, it will be a card of strong caution that one should really shun from making unwise, careless and foolish investments and career decisions. Overall it tells you not to go for things ‘too fast and too soon’.

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