0 The Fool

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness

 

This card would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning - for example, starting a meditation practice or a relationship, as opposed to buying a new pair of shoes. The appearance of the fool can depict an important "fresh start."


Work: Other people may not understand or support your new ideas and/or proposals, but if you know that you're right, press ahead, and try to help them to understand where you are coming from. This sometimes will indicate finding a new position - or even that the time could be right for you to "go off on your own" and start your own business.


Love: The appearance of the Fool in the context of love could mean that you aren't ready for a commitment yet, even though others may be pressing you for one. This is a positive harbinger for your love life; lots of fun seems to be in the offing. Just don't let your desire for fun make you overlook "the real thing" (real, true, deep love) should it come your way now.


Finances: In terms of finances, the Fool is an extremely positive significator. You can expect increase, and furthermore, you will find it in yourself to know that no matter what happens financially, that you will be all right and will "come out on top." Trust yourself, work hard, and you will do better than you expect.


Health: It's possible that you'll be slightly accident prone when the Fool is appearing; be "present in the moment" and don't take silly chances. Overall, though, when this card appears your health is very likely to be on the upswing. If you're having health problems, you are very likely to find the people and items you need to make headway toward a full recovery. Positive thought is important and should come fairly easily to you now.


Spirituality: When this card appears, you are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they "fit." Nothing wrong with this exploration, however don't get too carried away in any one thing while you are "just shopping." This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality, and your friends and family may not understand where this is coming from. Regardless, you have to do what is best for you.

 

 

 

Reversed position:

 

A bad decision, indecision, apathy, hesitation, a faulty choice

 

This card would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning – and in reversal it can mean that the querent has some level of resistance toward this new beginning. Sometimes in this context it can mean that the “fresh start” is coming, whether you want it or not.


Work: You may have excellent ideas and plans for your work which you seem to be hesitant about “putting out there,” when the Fool is showing in reverse in a work question. Have some faith in yourself and give voice to your ideas. It could pay off more than you’d imagine. You may be feeling a longing to start a new position - or even that the time could be right for you to "go off on your own" and start your own business. At least give these potential changes some thought.


Love: When the Fool comes up in reverse in a love related question, it can indicate that your desire for freedom and independence could very well be interfering with your love relationship(s) and/or could be perpetuating the situation where you don’t have a committed relationship. If you want love, don’t be foolish. Open yourself up.


Finances: In terms of finances, the Fool reversed sounds a bit of a cautionary note. You may indeed have some special opportunities which could pay off for you financially. However, before you sign on any dotted lines, you’d best run the numbers and be sure that you do your due diligence. All may not be as it appears on the surface.


Health: The Fool reversed underscores the possibility that you'll be somewhat accident prone in the near future; be "present in the moment" and don't take silly chances. With the reversed fool, if you have been having health problems, this is a signifier to reach out and consider different modalities of healing and/or possibly even a different doctor. Positive thought is important and you should pay attention to what you are thinking now; as our attitudes and thoughts quite definitely can affect our health.


Spirituality: When you draw the Fool reversed in the context of spirituality, you may be considering leaving a religion/spiritual tradition which has been part of your life for some time. You are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they "fit." Nothing wrong with this exploration, however don't get too carried away in any one thing while you are "just shopping." This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality, and your friends and family may not understand where this is coming from. Regardless, you have to do what is best for you, no matter what they think. Bear in mind that exploration is not the same as commitment.