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The Fool – Tarot Card

by Dr. Thomas Robertson
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The Spirit of the Aether

In most Tarot decks, the Fool card is numbered 0 or not given a number at all. It may also be placed at the beginning or the end of the deck. The most used image of the Fool is a young man with his eyes to the sky about to step off a cliff. He holds a pole with a sack tied to it and holds a white rose that symbolizes his innocence.  A little white dog is his companion. The image is usually interpreted as a metaphor for the beginning of a journey.

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Upright: The questioner, “you have asked the wrong question,” looking before you leap, innocence, and experience without meaning, the question is irrelevant, false hopes, a question borne of obsession over someone or something

Reversed: A refusal to accept endings, naiveté, denial of reality, recklessness, taking unnecessary risks, foolishness, addiction, the need for counseling, sickness. a terrible situation that now cannot be reversed

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Upright Meaning of The Fool Tarot Card

The upright meaning of the card is “a new beginning”; however, when this card is pulled, it can also beg the question of whether or not you are prepared for what is ahead. If you persist in following through on the adventure without what you need, you may have to learn some hard life lessons.

It can also indicate a time in your life when it is best to let go of the past and follow your heart rather than your head.  The universe may be asking you to take a chance and have faith in the future.

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Reversed Meaning of The Fool Tarot Card

The reversed meaning of the Fool card is quite severe. A lack of preparation for the future can lead to a big shock. The enquirer may be living in denial, addicted, or be making a possibly fatal mistake.  It can also indicate that if the questioner’s current intentions are followed through, an irrevocable disaster may result.

The presence of this card in a spread might also reveal a deal that is too good to be true. It is a warning not to be taken advantage of. In both work and love situations, the Fool card can also describe circumstances that are rapidly shifting.

It can also mean that there is something irrelevant about the question. The question may not reflect the reality of your own situation or reflect an unhealthy obsession or delusion.

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Correspondences of the Fool Tarot Card

Colors: Yellow and Blue

Card Number: 0

Rune: Jera

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Planets: Pluto, Uranus

Element: Air

Plants: Ginseng, Aspen, Grapes, Peppermint

Stones/Minerals: Agate, Tourmaline, Turquoise

Animals: Wolf, Dog

Body: The Crown Chakra

Alchemy: Air

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