The Fool: Tarot Card Meaning and Description



Arcana name: The Fool, Jester, Madman
Category: Major Arcana
Direct position: Openness, curiosity, frivolity, uncertainty
Reversed position: Impulsivity, irresponsibility, betrayal, inexperience

The Fool: General meaning

The Fool: Tarot Card

Direct position

The Fool is a person who starts a new movement and embarks on a life path that is still unknown to him. This is a young, curious, open, reckless person who is alien to a sense of danger and caution.

The Fool rushes into the maelstrom of life, not knowing anything about it, not thinking about everyday problems and dangers that may lie in wait for him on the way. He is looking for change and is constantly experimenting with reality.

The Fool is energetic, optimistic, feels strength and joy, because so many interesting and exciting adventures await him ahead. Perhaps he will have surprises and unplanned events, but this does not frighten the Fool.

The card in a straight position symbolizes the need to make spontaneous decisions. If it is drawn to characterize a certain person, then most likely he does not want too much to be known about him.

Reversed position

The Fool card in an inverted position indicates stupidity, bordering on insanity, eccentricity and imprudence of a person. Something unexpected happens in life, and the Fool is faced with events that cannot be controlled.

This person often wastes a lot of energy and time in vain, and all because the ability to rationally manage their resources is alien to him. Instead of making a strong-willed effort on himself and turning the tide of the situation in his favor, he demonstrates laziness, apathy and avoiding life with real problems.

The reversed Fool indicates a person who starts several things at once but does not finish them. Instead of solving specific problems with others, he prefers to change the situation and thereby move away from the factors that irritate him.

The Fool: Meaning in love and relationships

The Fool: Tarot Card

Direct position

If the Fool fell out in a love scenario in a direct position, then it means a renewal of relations. Perhaps one of the partners wants to take a step forward. The Fool makes a bold decision that changes the lives of the lovers forever.

The Fool never thinks about responsibility. His relationship with the opposite sex is easy, romantic and free. This person knows how to win the attention and favor of others, because he has an amazing sense of humor, originality of thinking and behavior.

Sometimes the Fool card in the upright position speaks of the birth of a child, usually as a result of an unplanned pregnancy.

Reversed position

In an inverted position, the Fool card indicates that the partner does not want to take responsibility in the relationship. He does not seek a serious, stable and lasting union. His goal is to entertain for one night and create a permanent holiday in life for himself and those around him.

If we are talking about both partners, then the Fool card indicates their infantilism and unwillingness to develop in a relationship.

An inverted Fool may indicate disorderly love affairs and chaos, uncertainty in personal life.

The Fool: Meaning in the situation and the question

Direct position

If a Fool appears in a situation and the card falls out in a straight position, then we will talk about a traveler and a carefree person who lives his life easily, makes new discoveries every day, rejoices at every moment experienced and a passerby he meets on the way.

If the Fool card falls in a direct position in a business layout, then it will mean the emergence of new, risky projects. In the work there will be a moment of play and adventure, and all decisions will have to be made immediately, without thinking about the consequences.

If we are talking about human activity, then the Fool will mean a person without a specific profession. Usually such people generate ideas and allow others to embody them.

In the financial layout, the Fool card symbolizes small and unexpected incomes, while the money will be mastered as quickly as it was earned.

If the fortuneteller is asked a question about health, then perhaps non-traditional, experimental methods are best suited for treatment.

Reversed position

If the Fool card falls out in an inverted position, then confusion and confusion will appear in the affairs of the person they are guessing at. Irresponsibility and laxity will prevent him from succeeding in his activities and will make it impossible to make a profit.

The inverted Fool in the financial layout will indicate future unplanned expenses and losses. It can be spending on children, losing gambling or even petty theft. Often, the card of the inverted Fool characterizes a dependent and a spendthrift who does not consider it necessary to earn and save money.

In health layouts, we can talk about people with mental disabilities and sick children.

The Fool: Meaning of the card of the day

If a person has a Fool as a card of the day, then he will have a lot of new and interesting things to do. You will have to improvise, joke a lot, be an initiator and a pioneer. There is nothing wrong with that, because sometimes it is so useful to feel like a carefree child again, who perceives life as a fun game.

During the day, biased assessments and inertia should be avoided. In order for the day to turn out well, you need to approach everything creatively and with enthusiasm. Don’t worry if you have to start over.

The positive energy of the day will allow you to cope with things without much difficulty and obstacles. An innovative approach, the joy of new beginnings will allow you to enjoy both work and everyday household chores. In personal life, romance, unusual gifts, surprises and compliments will not interfere.

The Fool: Advice card

The Fool card, which fell out in a layout as advice, recommends a person to be sincere, kind, open and spontaneous. In order to start a new life, one must become free, and first of all it must be freedom from oneself.

Whatever the situation, the Fool should not be afraid to be funny and stupid. Let him commit rash acts, this does not prevent him from advancing on his path.

To become successful, you need to throw off unnecessary responsibility and fears for yourself and your future. It’s time to become a child: cheerful, naive, a little stupid. The qualities of children will help to solve all problems easily and playfully, intuitively find solutions to the most intricate issues and quickly move forward on the path to a new cloudless life.

The Fool: Combination with other cards

Major Arcana Wands cups swords Pentacles
The Fool
Ace of Wands
Danger
Ace of Cups
Bad habits
Ace of swords
crazy idea
Ace of Pentacles
Easy Money
Mage
Crazy idea, crazy
King of Wands
Middle age crisis
King of Cups
friend with bad habits
King of swords
Vengeful friend
King of Pentacles
Failure in business
Priestess
unexpected discovery
Queen of Wands
Ignoring the rules
Queen of Cups
Meet a noble woman
queen of swords
Crazy woman, infertility
Queen of Pentacles
Waste, stupidity
empress
unexpected pregnancy
Knight of Wands
Mad euphoria
Knight of Cups
Immature proposal
Knight of Swords
Conflict with a child
Knight of Pentacles
Financial problems
Emperor
Weak leadership
Page of Wands
Ignoring learning
Page of Cups
seduction
Page of swords
malice
Page of Pentacles
Abandoned education
Priest
Seeking understanding, sincerity
Two of Wands
Intoxication with power
Two of Cups
strong attraction
Two of Swords
Escape from reality
Two of Pentacles
mental illness
lovers
Trust, harmony
Three of Wands
You need a good leader
Three of Cups
feast
Three of Swords
Betrayal
Three of Pentacles
Bad feeling
Chariot
unmanageable situation
Four of Wands
Clutter in thought
Four of Cups
Bad feeling
Four of Swords
Injury
Four of Pentacles
Over saving
Strength
Uncontrollable force
Five of Wands
Be careful with words, they can hurt others
Five of Cups
Irresponsible person, deprivation
Five of Swords
Aggression, quarrel
Five of Pentacles
Lack of incentive
Hermit
Empty fight
Six of Wands
Blindly following someone’s directions
Six of Cups
Homecoming
Six of Swords
Escape from problems
Six of Pentacles
Pointless waste of money
Fortune
sudden news
Seven of Wands
You have many enemies
Seven of Cups
Loss of sanity
Seven of Swords
Someone hides their inexperience a lot
Seven of Pentacles
Don’t invest in anything
Justice
Problems with law
Eight of Wands
Psychological problems
Eight of Cups
Poverty
Eight of Swords
Remorse
Eight of Pentacles
Unwillingness to develop
Hanged
Dead end
Nine of Wands
Everything is left to chance
Nine of Cups
Minor Issues
Nine of Swords
Despair, restlessness
Nine of Pentacles
Neglect of wealth
Death
radical change
Ten of Wands
Everything is not up to you
Ten of Cups
Meeting with relatives
Ten of Swords
Neglect of health, needs treatment
Ten of Pentacles
The Return of the Prodigal Kin
Moderation
luck and maturity
Devil
Lies, enemies
Tower
Problems due to distraction
Star
sign from above
Moon
Addiction
Sun
Glory, honor
Court
Public speaking
World
Drive