The Fool

Happy April Fool’s Day!

The Fool Card is always a breath of fresh air. It’s a new way at looking at a situation. It represents letting guards down and trusting. Sometimes naively trusting, but walking into a new world with a feeling of no regrets.

Reversed, this card can resemble a gypsy-type wanderer, as the Fool can be a student of life, not making deep roots or emotional connections. He can represent foolishness and not doing his research before jumping in head first. But right-side-up it always reminds me of Indiana Jones. The very first movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indiana has to take that step of faith out into what seemed like a step into a never-ending quarry. What he found was that he was safe and supported by a bridge that was almost impossible to see…

Deciphering surrounding cards indicates what the Fool is trying to communicate. The Fool can represent renewed faith in self, an endeavor, life, or utter naivete! It can represent someone who is not committed just yet to anything but themselves.

I was going on Fool card energy when I moved to Colorado from Arizona. I took a chance and risked everything, but trusted that I was moving on to the next phase of my life. It was a new beginning. The Fool card doesn’t promise perfection—it promises that the Universe is supporting you. It can enhance beginners luck, or produce great lessons for the seeker to call upon in their future. Lessons they will never forget. It teaches the seeker to trust themselves. It’s the beginning of their journey.

When this card lands in a spread, it can be the seeker, a person in the seeker’s life, or advice to look at a situation in a new way. It can show a situation that needs a smudging and new fresh energy ushered in. What once worked as energy for the seeker may no longer be what will propel her forward now. It’s time to take a look at what once served a purpose, but no longer has the same effect, and figure out what will work now. This can be an epiphany card that shows the seeker’s new awareness of old and new energy and stepping forward from the past.


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