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.

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4 Comments on The Fool Tarot Card Meaning

  1. Hello,
    I am new here and saw that you posted through the 3 of cups. Are you planning to continue? I really hope so! I am putting together a guide to help me improve my Tarot skill and understanding, so I am really hoping that (after 3 years it’s a long shot, but still hoping) that you’ll continue to post (or let me know where I can find the information you have here, specifically card symbology).
    Thank you in advance! What you’ve already done here is really so awesome! Thank you!

    • There’s so many apps and other websites that give the symbolism meaning and anything else. I ran into the same issue when I started learning, great blogs that were great for learning the cards and then not posting. Good luck with your readings and learning the also is good to give the card meaning by what the symbolism mean to you.

  2. Hello.. when do you plan to add more cards after Three of Cups. Really like your symbolism and the meanings depicted. Please post for all 78.

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