Welcome to my brand new Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series! Each week I’ll be taking you on a Tarot journey into ONE major arcana card.
Join me as I dive into The Fool to reveal his secrets, wisdom, dark side and most importantly – what he’s trying to tell you about YOUR life!
Have your pen and notebook handy, grab yourself a bevy and get comfy….
New beginnings, adventure, lust for life, fresh start, trust, risk, optimism, possibilities yet undiscovered
0, sun, cliff edge, head up, small pack on a stick
The Darkside of The Fool
Too trusting, too risky, naively optimistic, foolish, lacking awareness.
1. New Beginnings
The Fool is all about new beginnings and fresh starts! When he appears in a reading, it’s to remind you to look for opportunities for learning, adventure and new experiences. Each day is a chance for a fresh start!
♥ Think of a time in your life when you experienced a new beginning or fresh start…
♥ Are there any opportunities right NOW to try something new?
2. Risk & Adventure
The Fool encourages you to get outside your comfort zone, take a risk (symbol: cliff edge) and embrace adventure! It’s important to pack light when making a fresh start (symbol: tiny bag on stick).
♥ What is your relationship to risk taking in your life?
♥ How often do you go outside your comfort zone? And how far?
♥ What is something you’ve been wanting to try? What mini-risk can you take?
3. Trust & Optimism
The Fool advises you to cultivate trust and optimism – the secret ingredient to a life filled with adventure, growth, learning and new experiences! The sun, along with The Fool’s head tilted upward, symbolizes optimism and looking on the bright side.
♥ What is your relationship with optimism like? What helps you cultivate optimism?
♥ How true is this statement: “I trust in life”?
When I sat down to journal about this, I realized that anytime I feel anxious about something, it’s because I don’t trust in life. But how does one cultivate trust in a world where bad things do happen and “staying safe” 100% of the time isn’t possible?
The epiphany I had is that trust in life means trusting that in the end, all will be well – my soul is eternal, I am more than my body and everything serves a purpose in the end, once the big picture is seen. Embracing this perspective on things has allowed me to shed some of my fear and inhibitions.
The Wisdom of The Fool
The Wisdom of The Fool is to always look for possibilities, see the opportunity for adventure, take a risk every now and then and trust that life takes you where you need to be.
Tell me your thoughts!
Did you enjoy this exercise? Did you learn anything new about The Fool? Or about yourself? Let me know in the comments below…
♥ Join me next week as I dive into The Magician – the Tarot’s ultimate manifestor and trickster!