The Fool

The Fool is usually depicted as a beggar or a vagabond, he wears ragged clothes & stockings without shoes, and carries a stick on his back.

Ruling planet: Uranus
Pisces going to Aries, on the other hand Uranus/Mercury standing for curiosity, spontaneity, madness
Element: Air
Number: 0 as nothing and begin of it all

About :

0 – The Fool

The Fool is the symbol of true innocence, a perfect state of joy and freedom, the sure feeling to be one with the spirit of life, at any time.

The Fool has the number 0, for someone ready to go in any direction, open to all possibilities.  He belongs nowhere, has no past, but an infinite future.  Every moment is a new beginning. In Arabic letters the 0 has the shape of an egg, the symbol for the origin of life.  The Fool is change, motion and the readiness to jump into life, with no cares ever.  The Fool knows no difference between possibility and reality, the zero means a total lack of hope and fear, the Fool suspects and plans nothing. He reacts directly to the current situation, nothing is calculated, nothing is hidden.

In most decks the Fool is shown with an animal, as a symbol of nature, the animal soul in perfect harmony with the spirit that just follows its instincts.  The Fool is courage, optimism and the belief in life and himself.  When times are hard, and we suffer the pressure of ‘being reasonable’ or denying our instincts, the Fool reminds us that our inner person knows best what to do.

In its negative aspect, the card can say that its qualities are blocked or reversed.  Irresponsibility, mad projects, recklessness – the careless human who covers himself with some artificial madness, for distrusting his instincts and fearing standstill and silence.

Always trust your instincts

Drive: Changes, movement, the innocence of a child, spontaneity, a free spirit

Light: The positive break up of structures and limitations, selfless idealism, endless fantasy, optimism, trust to instincts, Beginnings, innocence

Shadow: The negative loss of structures, useless daydreaming, infantility

Reversed: The Fool Reversed can show that you are taking too many risks and acting recklessly. In your attempt to live ‘in the moment’ and be spontaneous and adventurous, you may do so in total disregard of the consequences of your actions and engaging in activities that put both yourself and others at risk. Look at the bigger picture and consider how you can keep the free spirit of The Fool without harming others.

Keywords: Openness, trust, risk-taking, loyalty to ourselves, freedom, independence, creativity, performance, leapfrogging, follow-up of the heart.

Advice or Instructions: You are ready for a new start, perhaps for a quality change. Let yourself go, take a break even if fear tries to hold you back again and again. Trust the voice of your heart.

Question: What do you have to do to get rid of it? What is the role of the “tiger of fear” in your life? How do you imagine the bold jump into something new? Where’s your heart calling?

Proposal: If the answers are not clear to you, draw another cards.

Confirmation: Now I’m following my heart’s suggestions. I’m open and I’m going wherever you may lead me.


Affirmation: I tread the path of life with joy in my heart and a smile on my lips.


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