the fool tarot

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning


The Fool tarot card affirmation: ” I’m starting a new phase in my life and that makes me happy. I’m looking forward to what it will bring me.”

Keyword Phrases The Fool Tarot Card

Upright Meaning

  • Innocence
  • Imagination
  • Visualization
  • A fresh start
  • Expectation
  • New stage
  • It’s time to start over
  • A friendly attendant
  • Looking out over your future
  • Jump in at the deep end

Reversed Meaning

  • Unstable
  • Unreliable
  • Difficult person to follow
  • Predominantly taking instead of giving
  • Self-righteous
  • No consideration for others
  • You have lost your spontaneity
  • Not having enough energy to get up and go about your day
  • Walk with your head in the clouds

Examples The Fool Tarot Card

The Fool - Forrest Folkore Tarot

The Fool from the Forrest Folkore Tarot

An Example of The Fool from the Dürer Tarot

The Fool Tarot Card in Your Reading

Here we see the Fool. He stands on top of a mountain. Even though he acts rather dangerous, he doesn’t seem to notice it. He’s just too excited to see what he’s doing. All he wants is to leave and start this new phase. What will it bring him? He can’t wait to experience it all. He feels no fear, but knows his intention for his future clearly.

You always have a choice

If you are at the beginning of a new phase, or about to start it, look at what is in front of you, but also what you are ready to leave behind. After all, you are not by accident. You ended up here because you created it. You did! If you don’t like where you are now, make a choice where you want to be. You take your legacy and experiences with you in that little knapsack that hangs over your shoulder. It’s there to remind you of your past, but don’t make it too heavy a burden. When you come from challenging circumstances, focus on having a positive outlook. It’s entirely up to you how you’ll experience the future.

Enjoy this phase

Enjoy the energy of this character and step out into the world, instead of looking at it from the outside. Experience it firsthand and enjoy! Be right here and now like this figure and let yourself be guided by your intuition. Don’t worry about tomorrow or yesterday, because the past is over and the future is yet to come. All that matters is what you experience here and now .


Be like a child and explore with a sense of wonder.  Don’t try to understand everything, but don’t breathe in life as children can . That little child in you is easily sucked in by all the rules around you and the expectations we set for ourselves. Be authentic. Fear is a bad counselor because it makes you forget who you really are.

Remember that you may start over every day the Fool can be present every moment of your life. Even if your life is boring, you can still choose to look around through the eyes of the Fool.

First, forget all the rules before you can be true to yourself. Have faith in where you are now and what the future will bring. Let the journey begin!

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