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 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.
Pages: 1 2