The Fool Meaning

The Fool Meaning

The Fool (0), the only one of the 22 Major Arcana Tarot Card in modern playing decks (like the joker), occupies a unique position. He will serve us as a “hero”, whose journey through the rest of the cards is 21 steps or stages.


With a light step, as if the earth and its trammels had little power to restrain him, a young man in gorgeous vestments pauses at the brink of a precipice among the great heights of the world; he surveys the blue distance before the him-its expanse of the sky rather than prospect below. His act of eager walking is still indicated, though he is stationary at the given moment; his dog is still bounding. The edge which
opens on the depth has no terror; it is as if angels were waiting to uphold him if it came about that he leaped from the height. His countenance is full of intelligence and expectant dream. He has a rose in one hand
and the other a costly wand, from which depends on his right shoulder a wallet curiously embroidered. In the keen air, he is a prince of the other world on his travels through this one-all amidst the morning glory.
The sun, which shines behind him, knows whence he came, whither he is going, and how he will return by another path after many days. He is the he spirit in search of experience. Many symbols of the Instituted Mysteries are summarized in this card, which reverses, under high warrants, all the confusions that have preceded it.

The Fool Upright Meaning

The Fool Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:

Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, bewrayment. 



Reversed Meaning Guide

The Fool Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:

Negligence, absence, distribution, carelessness, apathy, nullity, vanity.