0. The Fool
Bearing in mind that I’m essentially a newbie to Tarot, I was somewhat alarmed to discover The Fool out of order, numerically speaking, in my new deck.
Imagine my surprise when I sourced the guide book and discovered it wasn’t out of order, guide-book speaking.
Given that I’m a Libra, and adore order and harmony, The Fool goes first in my guide book. (Just heard, “Ground zero.” 🙂 That’s one way to put it.)
And so begins my self-study of Tarot.
Carefree, happy-go-lucky, “A Wand’ring Minstrel,” eyes on the skies (head in the clouds), follower and leader, careless, unaware, unsettled, innocent, ne’er-do-well, egocentric
Sun, white rose, white dog, mountains, cliff
Yellow, red, white, navy blue, green
What the Guide Says
“Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, bewrayment*. Reversed: Negligence, absence, distribution, carelessness, apathy, nullity, vanity.”
*New-to-me word meaning betrayment.
What Spirit Says
“We see a young person with foolhardy tendencies to make rash decisions. We see an older person who is penny-wise and pound-foolish. We see a person who cares more for others’ thoughts of him or her than for his or her own thoughts.
“We see a person slight of common sense and hindered by a need to be well-liked. We see a person who must push themselves to do the work necessary for growth. We see a person with great potential, unrealized.”
Artifice in the sense that this is someone whose outward appearance is of more importance than their inner appearance (heart, spirit).
Worldly in the sense that this is someone who’s acutely aware of what others are doing, and is most likely up on the latest technology and social trends.
Good-hearted. This is a person who might be described as not having a mean bone in his or her body, in spite of a carelessness which could be seen as arrogant and dismissive and uncaring.
A freewheeling individual who’s exceptional at going with the flow, when that flow benefits them.
Risk-taking, oftentimes without consideration of the outcome.
This is a person who could sell Brooklyn Bridge many times over – to the same person.
The white rose and white dog stand out as symbols of this person’s innate purity and light. It could be that he or she would “light up the room” they entered.
The mountains read as beckoning to this individual. This could be a person who’s hard-pressed to stay in one place for any length of time. They could be job-hoppers as well as home-hoppers. There’s always something better on the horizon.
The cliff stands out for its obvious danger to the unaware individual as well as its symbolic representation of the person’s possible penchant for taking inadvisable risks, as opposed to leaps of faith.
This is a person whose spirit team – perhaps especially their guardian angels – might be kept very busy thwarting an untimely and unintended loss of abundance, well-being, and even human life.
For me, the energy of this card resonates most with Fun essential-oil blend.
Did anything come up for you around The Fool?