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The Fool Card Meaning In Tarot

As card number 0, The Fool initiates the Major Arcana but is a bit separate from the other cards. In the medieval court, the clown was a person who was not subject to the same rules as others. He can observe and then make fun of him. This makes The Fool unpredictable and full of surprises. He reminds us of the limitless potential and spontaneity inherent in every moment. This card has the feeling that everything is going - nothing is certain or routine. The Fool adds novelty and strangeness to the situation.

The Fool also embodies the absolute belief that life is good and full of reliable things. Some people may think that The Fool is too naive, but that innocence is what keeps him alive and gives him pleasure. In a reading, the Fool can be a signal for a new beginning or a change of direction that will lead you to adventure, learning, and personal growth. He also reminds us to keep our faith and trust nature's responses. If you are facing a decision or a moment of doubt, The Fool tells you to believe in yourself and let your heart guide you no matter how crazy it may be.

In Action


  • Entering a new phase

  • Rolling down the new path

  • Extend the limits

  • Start something new

  • Start the adventure

  • Continue the journey

  • Towards the unknown


  • Live in the present

  • Let go of expectations

  • Do unexpected things

  • Impulsive action

  • Feeling uninhibited

  • Surprise someone

  • Feeling carefree

Have faith

  • Believe in happenings

  • Always open

  • Forget worries and fears

  • Feel protected and loved

  • Live happily

  • Retain your innocence

  • Trust

Cling to crazy things

  • Accept your choice

  • Choose the "foolish" path

  • Pursuing frivolous dreams

  • Be honest with yourself

  • Seize “crazy” opportunities

  • Believe in your heart's desire

Some Opposite Cards

  • Hierophant – follow routines, procedures

  • Death – the end, the end of the curtain

  • Devil – feeling cynical, lacking in faith

  • 2 of Swords – block out the experience, feel stress, hold back

  • 4 of Pentacles – order, and rules

Some Support Cards

  • Hanged Man – have faith in things, phenomena, let go of the happenings

  • Star – innocence, faith, trust

  • Judgment – ​​rebirth, new beginning

  • 3 of Wands – expand limits, go to unexplored areas

General: This card represents new beginnings with profound spiritual meaning – for example, starting a meditative experience or starting a relationship, as opposed to buying a new pair of shoes. The arrival of The Fool can herald an important fresh start.

Work: Others may not understand or support your new ideas and/or new proposals, but if you know you are right then go ahead and try to help them understand your point of view. This will sometimes signify a new position – or even a time when you have to “go it alone” and start your own business.

Love: When The Fool appears, chances are you are not ready for a binding relationship when in reality others are pressing you to do so. But this is a positive sign for your relationship; Many good things seem to be waiting. Just don't let your lust for fun cause you to overlook the "real things" (true, true, deep love) when it comes to you.

Finances: In financial matters, The Fool is a positive sign. You can expect growth, and more than that, you will find in yourself that no matter what happens financially, you will be fine and will be the “winner in the end”. Believe in yourself, work hard, and you will do better than you think.

Health: You will probably have some minor accidents when The Fool appears; stay "at the moment" and don't do stupid things. However, in general, when this card appears, your health seems to be going up. If you have health problems, you can very well find the people which means you need to quickly make a full recovery. Positive thoughts are very important and can easily come to you right now.

Spirit: When this card appears, you seem eager to experiment with different approaches to the Spirit world to see how they "fit". There's nothing wrong with this exploration, but don't let anything take you too far during the "small experience". This card can represent a strong need for a deeper knowledge of the Spirit, and your friends and family may not understand where it comes from. Either way, you still have to do what's best for you.

Reverse Interpretation of The Fool

General: In general, this card represents new beginnings with deep spiritual meaning – and its reversal can mean that the drawee has some resistance to this new beginning. Sometimes in this case it means a "fresh start" is coming, whether you like it or not.

Work: You may have brilliant ideas and plans for work that you seem a little hesitant to bring out. Believe in yourself and let your ideas speak for themselves. It can be more effective than you ever imagined. You may feel eager to start a new position – or even the time has come for you to “pack up and go alone” and start a new business. At least think about these potential changes for a moment.

Love: The reversed card indicates that you are in conflict with the other person because your need for freedom and independence is too high, if you do not have a binding relationship, it means that you will continue as so. If you want to love, don't be so naive. Please open your heart.

Finances: In financial matters, The Fool reversed sounds like a warning. You will find an opportunity that is so valuable that it can turn your financial situation around. However, before you sign any dotted line, it's best to calculate the loss and make sure you analyze the problem fully and properly. Things may not be as they appear on the surface.

Health: the possibility that your health will suddenly deteriorate slightly; Pay attention to the present and don't do anything stupid. With The Fool reversed, if you are having health problems, this is a sign to consider a different treatment or even a different doctor. Positive thinking is very important, be careful with our thoughts because our attitudes and thoughts can have a very strong influence on our health.

Spirituality: You may be considering leaving a religion/spiritual tradition that has been a part of your life for quite some time. You kind of has a desire to try other Spiritual approaches to see how they “fit”. There's nothing wrong with this exploration, but don't let anything take you too far during the "small experience". This card can represent a strong need for a deeper knowledge of the Spirit, and your friends and family may not understand where it comes from. You have to do what's best for you anyway, no matter what they think. Remember that this discovery is not the same as a contractual bond.

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