The Fool tarot card shows a happy young man with a pack slung over his shoulder standing on the cliff's edge above a mountain range. The sun is shining down on him and his dog playfully jumps at his feet. He holds a white flower in his left hand and keeps his face turned to the sky.
The Fool Tarot Card Meanings- Innocence, foolishness, new beginnings, the beginning of a journey, excitement, adventure.
In general, The Fool tarot card represents the beginning of a journey. It can describe youthfulness or youthful traits such as optimism, energy, promise, and expectation. It can also describe less positive traits such as naivete, foolishness, and lack of planning (spontaneity).
Love & Relationships- When this card comes up in a love and relationship reading, you can expect it to relate to spontaneity and being on the cusp of a grand adventure. If you're in the market for love your partner will manifest quickly and easily. If you're already in a relationship the grand adventure may mean taking a last-minute vacation to fire the flames or it can mean elopement or a quick marriage. If it comes up as a description for your partner it signifies this relationship is just for fun and isn't anything serious or long-term in their mind.
Money & Career- If you're considering starting a business or changing jobs and The Fool appears in your reading, you can take that as a sign to go forward with your plans. It may be a bit scary, but what excitement isn't also a little fearsome? Generally, this card is quite positive when it comes to finances so be excited about that!
Health & Wellness- If you've been experiencing good health this card only serves to reinforce that your good health will continue. You may feel young and vital, just like the card suggests by the picture. You may undertake youth-restoring measures such as rejuvenating treatments or cosmetic surgery. If you've been ill consider The Fool tarot card a good omen that your health will soon improve. If you're trying to conceive this card of new beginnings may indicate a pregnancy is in your near future.
Spirituality- The spiritual journey is very similar to the physical journey mentioned above. You've got youthful exuberance and excitement propelling you onward as you begin to travel towards your spiritual enlightenment or resolution. You will find this type of travel exciting and embrace it wholeheartedly.
The Fool Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- Recklessness, impetuousness, fearfulness, avoidance, lack of energy/apathy.
When this card appears reversed you can expect it to mean blockages, or deterrents, exist to your journey. You may be reluctant to move in the direction of this new path. You may be apathetic and disinterested in the adventure ahead or in changing your life.
Love & Relationships- Pursuing a new love can bring your great fear and hesitation. You may have reservations about opening up to your partner/lover. You may find yourself avoiding having a difficult conversation with a loved one. Be cautious when treading these paths- the payoff is further down the line and the risk can be a powerful deterrent at this stage.
Money & Career- Reversed, this card means some potential pitfalls to advancing your career or for money to come into your life. Here's the catch, though: by taking the time to keep your eyes open for these setbacks you'll also start to see new opportunities around you. These “open doors”, if you take advantage of and abandon your original plan, can have bountiful payoffs. The Fool tarot card reminds us to stay open minded!
Health & Wellness- This is a warning to not be too hasty or headstrong with your medical treatments or health goals. For instance, rather than rushing off to buy every supplement first research and see which two or three will benefit you the most. Likewise, don't push yourself to injury when starting an exercise routine. This card is urging you to practice caution. Remember- slow & steady wins the race.
Spirituality- To repeat what has been said for all the other reversed card meanings, exercise caution during your spiritual journey . Don't buy into every idea or theory others are trying to sell you without researching or checking in with your intuition. Likewise, exercise caution when taking advice from family and friends- they may be well meaning but only you know what's right for your life.
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