Fool Tarot Card Meaning

fool tarot card meaning
0 – The Fool:

Keywords: Naiveté, innocence, full of hope, unfettered by responsibility, faith, trust, willingness to risk, potential, the first steps, freedom

The Fool, accompanied by his little dog and carrying his satchel, steps out into the world holding the white rose of innocence and unaware of what awaits him… He looks upward, unconcerned with what lies ahead. The Fool is full of dreams and hopes… he is not afraid to take risks. If he steps off the cliff, he trusts that the Universe will catch him and all will end well. The Fool has no worries and carries little baggage. He is quick to trust. Because the Fool is full of dreams and unafraid to take the leap necessary, he has great potential. The Fool often represents the beginning… of a journey, of a lesson or of a stage in our lives. The Fool is also a representation of Everyman. He is us with all our human foibles. Stepping out and falling face first and getting right back up, sure that the next time we’ll do it better. He is the big kid in us.



The FOOL card #0


Upright

Optimism and Hopefulness, Carefree, Happy Times, Irresponsible Manner, Beginning of all Creativity and Desire to Accomplish Goals, Spontaneity, Unlimited Possibilities, Innocence, Start of Journey….Possibly Mental, Physical or Spiritual, Acting on Impulse, A New Cycle, New Experiences, New Choices, Youthful Energy, Wondering into a Situation, Warning Not to Go Blindly, The First Steps Down a New Path, Pay Attention to Your Surroundings, Freedom, The Fool is Willing to Experience Life (Good or Bad), Letting Go of Worry and Fear, Care-Free Attitude, Don’t Behave in an Unrealistic, Living in the Moment, Not Having a Care in the World, Fearlessness, Open-Minded Innocence, Adventurous, New Beginnings, Courage, Risk-Taking, Leaving Baggage Behind, Transition, Believe in Yourself and Follow Your Heart, The Seeker Believes in Themselves.. No Matter What, Trusting Your Heart’s Desire, A Clean Slate, Taking a “Crazy” Chance, Visionary…A Dreamer, , Faith, Unlimited Potential of the Human Spirite, Being True to Yourself, Fresh Starts, Look Before You Leap, New Opportunities, Pursuing a Pipe Dream,

Reversed

Indecision, Lack Of Effort, Lack of Responsibility, A Bad Decision, No Innitiative, Thoughtlessness, Someone Who Starts But Never Finishes , Uninformed Or Immature Decisions, Unwise Move, Hesitation, Unhappy Transitions, Too Much Cautiousness, Restricted Choices, Negligence…Carelessness, A Warning to Be More Cautious, Too Much Impulsiveness, OverConfidence, Instability, Taking a Chance That Didn’tWork Out , Lost Opportunities,

Fear Might Hold You Back From Taking On New Opportunities

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The Fantastical Deck

I think the Fool portrays silliest. Taking action without thinking. Childlike decisions with innocence. He doesn’t care about what others say or tell him what to do…he does what he wants and feels regardless of the outcome. He is almost what i call stubborn. He makes his own mistakes and does not need anyone to guide him or at least that is what he feels.

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MaryCharms

Dancing along… happy, playing music, the dogging running around his heels, not aware of the precipice he’s about to walk over. There’s a feeling of blindness… unawareness of the dangers and happiness because of this – almost as though he thinks he’s going to grow his own wings when there’s no solid ground under his feet (maybe the butterflies reinforce this for me…) The dog’s tail seems almost to be wagging
As for the cards visual depiction:

It’s bright, sunny, optmistic – it feels like a happy card from the RW image that I found. Less happy in the NA deck, but that could be because of the lack of bright colour.

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insightful

When I see The Fool, I see a new beginning, a person going happily on their way, perhaps a bit carelessly. Someone who hasnt done their homework and is a bit innocent in their journeys. However I also see innocence as a positive thing, not corrupted by differing views, and trusting everyone and everything (perhaps one’s own initiative).

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Turtledove

Symbols… mountains, cliff, dog, rose, staff, bag, sun, blonde youth with a wreath on his/her head and a colorful tunic, the number zero.

Scenery… the sky is yellow, the sun is white, the mountains are blue with white peaks, the dog and rose are white, the wreath has a red feather, the bag has a symbol on it(not sure what it is, it looks like a wing to me).

‘Leap of Faith’ and ‘Look before you leap.’

Sometimes you have to have faith that you can do some- thing new and sometimes you have to stop and assess the situation or it could be a long drop.

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insightful

My impressions of the fool is he’s a happy guy without a care in the world heading out to places unknown. Stops to smell the roses and takes one because he loves nature and beauty. In my cards he is holding a white rose in one hand and a stick with a pouch on it holding all his favorite belongings 🙂 My feelings is that he is possibly leaving a situation he no longer wanted to be in or associated with. He feels free, love the sun in his face. His head is held high signifying a proud gesture.

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insightful

, The Fool (Universal Waite Deck) This person is young and innocent full of fresh ideas and fresh thoughts he brings a sense of wonder to all of his endevours his willingness to step out on on faith and think outside the conventional wisdom and risk being an individual (symbolised by the red feather) has earned him rewards and vicory in the past(laurel wreath) he may have a tendecy toward daydreams and high ideals and that may detract from his ability to see somethings others would consider obvious..this may lead him into some dangerous territory from time to time however his faithful friend(dog) is there to warn him of impending danger if he is listening at those warning barks.that is…. he wears a white tunic a sign of his purity I don’t get the feeling this person has ulterior motives…. he carries a white rose(pure love,spiritual peace) whereever he goes although we are watching him and it seems as this might be one of those dreamy times were he could be setting himself up for a fall…..this person might just have enough faith to continue walking as if the ground were still undr his feet… scary to watch sometimes but amazing to behold what a little faith can do…….

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insightful

Here is my interpretation of the Fool. I am using the Universal Waite deck. I call this card ‘Leap of Faith’! The fool is young, carefree, and optimistic with no fear of taking a risk. He is carrying his past in the bag and a white rose blooming with purity. He is ready for a new beginning. The fool’s journey is a circular one and is like the laurel wreath he wears on his head. One journey ends another begins. He has his sights set on the future and ignoring his surroundings, ‘today becomes the first day in the rest of his life.’

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insightful

What I have learned from the fool is that no matter how well I think I know something or how smart I think I am, I am always at the very beginning as the can of worms of life unfolds. That dog by his side is interesting. Dog spelled backwards is God. Dogs are forgiving, fair, and very smart. There is a saying “I wish I was as good a person as my dog thinks I am” Well, nice to meet you all and I hope to finally get over my own tarot hurdles. There is so much to these cards it just never ends!

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Brianna Stoker

With the number of 0, the Fool is, as it were, Ex-Arcana. It therefore has no elemental associations, that is to say, it has no association with Fire, Water, Earth, or Air. In my Tarot sytem, this also applies to 10 – The Wheel of Fortune. The two ex-Arcana cards represent Fate and Chance. Obviously, the Fool is the former, The Wheel the latter. The differences between fate and chance could probably be discussed for hours, and would still not yield a clear conclusion. Intuitively I think we know the difference. Fate is somehow determined, inevitable, while chance is random, hit-and-miss. The Fool (and the Wheel) represent major change in a cycle. With the Fool, there may be a sense that, given the prior events, the change was inevitable. Hower, sometimes events which bring about change are unfathomable. People often talk of a cruel twist of fate, or a strange twist of fate. For the right-side-up card, you might want to interpret a happy twist of fate, or you may prefer to look at the surrounding cards in the spread to give an indication of the nature of the change. The Fool can also be taken quite literally, in the sense of acting without thinking. Making a rash, reckless decision, without thought for the consequences. The Fool could also represent making assumptions about a fact or situation for which there is no basis. Also, there can be a sense of doing something without making proper preparations. For example, you have to make an important speech at a conference, but you make no preparations for it, do no research, don’t brush up on a few funny jokes. The speech goes very badly, the audience sit and listen in a stoney silence. You might say that this was inevitable, given the fact that no preparation had been made. The fool can also represent taking risks. People often talk about ‘tempting fate’. Is this different from ‘pushing your luck’? The Fool might represent not knowing when to stop. Not understanding the concept of ‘quit while you’re ahead’. There might be a sense of giving in to temptation. Perhaps a senior official throws away his career by being tempted to take a bribe. It might even be a big bribe, put probably not enough to retire on. There might be a sense of failing to scrutinise something that appears good, perhaps too good to be true. Failing to read the small print in a contract. Following from this we might include gullability, easily taken in, being too trusting. 0 – The Fool-Reversed

As far as the major change/twist of fate aspect is concerned, you may wish to have the Fool righ-side-up representing a good twist of fate, the up-side-down card indicating a cruel twist of fate. Alternatively, you may want to rely on the surrounding cards in the spread to give some guidance on the nature of the change. Another option is to have the reversed Fool indicate no change at all. The cycle seems to have come to a complete stop. It could therefore represent stagnation, inertia, sloth, idleness, perhaps lazyness. Compere the Wheel of Fortune-Reversed, the Hanged man, andd the Tower-Reversed for this aspect. Compare also the eight of Swords. The reversed card could have the sense of carefully thinking something out before acting. Meticulous planning. In terms of risk taking, we might think of a calculated risk. Perhaps an audacious risk. We might also think of making good preparations before undertaking a task. There could be a sense of cunning. Being street-wise. A good wheeler-dealer, a clever businessman, a good negotiator. Someone not easily taken in, who doesn’t just take things at face value. Maybe somebody who is cynical, seen it all, heard it all, got the teeshirt, and didn’t think much of it kinda guy.

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