The Fool could represent new beginnings, spontaneity, free spirit, innocence, recklessness, risk-taking, holding-back.
When The Fool appears in your tarot card spread it means that change is near. Represented by the number “0,” The Fool is a card of infinite possibility and the unknown. Depicted on this card is a young man lightheartedly sauntering down a path, apparently on a journey. Behind him, we see a tall range of mountains symbolizing his closeness to the divine spiritual.
The Beginning or the End
The Fool card doesn’t have a place in the sequence of the Major Arcana, because the number 0 can be placed at the beginning or at the end. It can represent the initiation of a journey or a major transformation. He is both nothingness and infinite and is therefore considered one of the most powerful cards in tarot. He appears in your spread when it is time to consider what your free will can bring you and if you are living your life in alignment with your true desires.
Although the Fool is about to step off the edge of a cliff. He is happy and carefree. A small white dog is accompanying him like a loyal companion. In some tarot decks, the dog is actually pulling him away from the edge. The young man holds a single white rose in his hand and the sun shines upon him.
When the Fool card is presented in the upright position it speaks of new beginnings. Perhaps you have just decided to make a major change in your life. With a small knapsack of personal belongings over his shoulder and a small white dog at his side, the Fool appears to have everything he needs.
In modern interpretations of the tarot, the Fool is innocent, protected by his loyal companion, and is happily treading into the unknown without looking back. According to this interpretation, this card is telling you there is a great new life before you.
As mentioned above, the Fool in the present position urges you to take a leap of faith! Move out on your own and trust that the Universe will provide for you. The world is your oyster now and it is time to seize the day.
When it appears upright in the future position this card indicates that you have something great and new on the horizon! You will probably be enjoying a new life soon, and it could even mean that a new love interest like none you’ve ever known is about to walk into your life. Inversely, in the reverse position, this card is warning you not to behave recklessly if challenges come your way in the near future.
Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith! He is telling you to trust in the universe, for you have everything that you need to find your true path.
On the reverse aspect – ask yourself if you have become too rigid in your life. Are there ways you can be more carefree? Are your fears of failure holding you back? Are you drinking too much or partying a lot? Are you being careless with money and responsibilities? The Fool puts you on notice to rein yourself in. Allow yourself to break out of these self-imposed limitations. Conversely, if you’re behaving recklessly, it’s time to rein yourself in. Ground yourself and refrain from impulsive and self-destructive behaviors.
The Fool and Your Career
New beginnings are on their way, when the Fool appears in your career tarot reading. If you’ve been looking to start a new career path, change jobs, get a promotion, or even start your own venture, the Fool can be a welcome card to begin your new journey. Even if no new drastic changes are coming your way or planned, this card can feel like a fresh breath of air into old projects. You can be filled with new energy, and new innovative ideas can be put into action now. What is important now is to be very aware of the opportunities that are there, and have the courage to take them when they appear.
The Fool and Finances
When it comes to finances, you may be in a period where you are feeling spontaneous and idealistic. All spending now can be for the purpose of adventure and exploration. Want to go on a trip? Or learn a new skill? It can be easy for you to fund these purchases now. There can be a feeling that you will have all that you need, so there’s no need to worry about the bills, and more emphasis on feeling expansive and curious.
Affirmations for The Fool:
- “My life is full of endless possibility”
- “Where I take risks and trust in the Universe, I will find new beginnings.”
- “Life is an endless journey full of joy”