The Fool Tarot Card Meaning – Upright and Reversed

The first in our series of Major Arcana tarot card meanings is 0 – The Fool. Keep reading to learn what it means when The Fool shows up in your reading.

0 – The Fool

Ruler: Air

The major Arcana Starts with the Fool. He is represented by the number zero. In medieval times he was the court jester – an innocent in god’s eyes. The Jester chooses and does whatever he wants, saying the most inappropriate things and getting away with it.

The Fool is the card of new beginnings and choices. It represents a crossroads – there is un-molded potential which is neither good nor bad – it all depends on the choices made.

0 - The Fool - Major Arcana

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning

The Fool Upright

The Fool Upright represents the type of person who is unconventional and does not care or listen to what others think – they do what is comfortable to them.

This card stands for new beginnings, new choices to be made, new experiences and a new path or direction one is thinking about taking. 

It is also represents a path that is filled with uncertainty. The Fool is a card of taking chances. The expression associated with the Fool card is “look before you leap.”

The Fool also represents a new life energy cycle. The Fool is about overturning the status quo. Innocence, naivety and spontaneity is also attached to the Fool.

The Fool Reversed

When the Fool is reversed it is advised not to take risks or make rash decisions at this time. Also try to avoid impulsive actions and choices.

Upside down the Fool represents being foolish, gambling, instability and wasting creative energy. When the Fool appears in reverse it is indicating that it is a bad time to make commitments. It could also indicate being the type of person who likes to start new things but never finishes them. The Fool reversed can also point to a person who is constantly changing their environment and their job.

Click here to learn the meaning of all the cards in the Major Arcana.

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