Tarot Heaven Fool Tarot Card Meaning

The Spirit of Ether

Rules: Aquarius

Exaltation: Scorpio

Planet: Uranus

Element: Air

Hebrew Letter: Aleph

Color: Pale Yellow

Musical Note: E-Natural

 

 

 

Description and Symbolism

 

The sun is shining on him, but he turns his back to the sun even though he looks to be embracing the sky. But be mindful because the sun in this picture is only a third. It shines from the right hand corner of the card meaning that all has not been revealed to him yet, but he has the energy and childlike exuberance of finding out what life holds for him. The placement of the sun is important in esoteric teaching as it represents the spiritual sun, which never sets. In this way it can not reach it's high point and so it cannot set. The angle is 45-degrees, which equals the number nine. The number nine represents the height of spirituality that one can reach in a lifetime.

 

He holds a white rose, which symbolizes purity and innocence. He is indeed innocent and a little naïve, but only because of his youth and inexperience. He is ready to learn everything life has to offer him. The rose is a cultivated flower. So here we have a natural element combined within a human constraints. The same is said about the dog, which is also white. Left to nature, the dog is really a wolf, but with the help of human intervention, we have a dog. The white dog is also a representation of the intellect being a human condition, which is lower than the spiritual cosmic egg that we spring from.

 

He holds a red nap sack and has red brimming around his sleeves. Red is action and the fool is ready for anything that may come his way. Red is also the color with the shortest wavelength. The red nap sack is tied to a wand, the essence of actions. The pouch is full of his past memories of all the past lives and experiences that have not yet been utilized consciously, but he is ready to learn how to use them. Perhaps he cannot even remember all the lives and experiences that came before this incarnation, but he is excited to discover them. And if we think about the shortest wavelength, red, we can't really see into it. The waves are too short.

 

The Fool has a yellow background. Yellow can symbolize many things, but Paul Foster Case attributes this pale yellow to the fiery breath of life called Rauch, prana or chi. Uranus is the planet that the Fool governs, whose color is also pale yellow. Uranus is known to be the planet of the occult and extremes.  Aquarius is also associated with the color yellow and the Fool rules over Aquarius. Yellow also rules over the element air. Whenever I personally see the color yellow, I think of intellect. Everything seems very clear, precise and exposed when I think of yellow. It's also very sunny and warm and to me, intelligence brings about clarity and warmth.

 

The red feather is symbolic of desire, passion and truth. The red feather is coming up from the green wreath symbolizing growth and manifestation into the physical. It also is a plug to reincarnation, for we start at the vegetable kingdom and rise up to the animal kingdom.

 

The mountain peaks in the background are cold and snow peaked, but they are a reminder of the great heights of accomplishment awaiting each of us on our journey through life. The Magician, the next card, is when we figure out how to use our tools to achieve these goals. The mountains in the distance are contrasted against the mountain top that the Fool stands upon. This reminds us of the mathematical concept of fractals. Up close it just looks like a pile of rocks, but from a distance the mountains rise up into beautiful, mathematical perfection.

 

His little white dog jumps up and down at his feet. Both are standing so close to the edge of a cliff. Is he even looking where he is going? His foot looks like it’s moving forward. Does he even know that he could fall over the cliff? He’s so full of excitement and renewal that he doesn’t observe the edge. But his white dog does. Is the dog his friend, his companion, his intuition? Since the Fool is represented by superconsciousness, then the dog is the fool's conscious mind reminding the Fool to come back to the constraints of the physical reality.

 

Interpretation and Divination

 

The Fool loves new ideas and can be considered a genius. He's like the idiot savant who makes the best things happen to him without planning or thinking things through. He is also an adventurous spirit. He loves the outdoors and activities that give him a rush of adrenaline. He is not afraid to “let go” and take the plunge into new and exciting ventures.

 

The Fool tells us to be content with who we are, just the way we are. The Fool person doesn't worry about what other people think of him because those opinions of others don't matter. The Fool can be very productive in this regard. He just does. He doesn't have time to think about all the "what ifs". In this way, the Fool is riding on instinct. No one has told him about all the societal constraints that bind the average person to work, relationships, and experiences. So he doesn't have to think things through, he just takes that leap of faith.

 

It represents children and teenagers or anyone starting a new journey. The Fool asks us, "What do you want to be?" The answer is that you can be anyone and anything you want to be, you just have to believe it, go for it and create it. Let nothing hold you back of your dreams and visions.

 

Most of the time this card represents the querent.

 

 

Fool as a Signifier or Person

 

As a person the Fool is unpredictable, outgoing and loves nature. You can expect this type of person to suddenly take off for a weekend retreat of snowboarding or mountain climbing. He might learn a new language in a new country or be a dive instructor.

 

The Fool is an intelligent person, but whose intelligence is often so mind blowing that the average person can't comprehend him. He might get the label as weird or worse be clinically labeled as having Asbergers or mild Autism. He can be a mathematical genius, be able to fix a rubic cube and be able to easy learn programming languages.

 

The Fool is represented by superconsciousness, so he is free to be whoever and what ever he wants. Because he comes from everything and everyone. He is never ending and all pervasive.

 

The Fool person has a vivid imagination and is often a dreamer who can make his dreams come true.

 

The Fool is not a fashion forward person at all. They are typically rustic and can be "grungy". They like to be natural and you'll see many Fool people with beards and unshaven legs (for women).

 

Fool in Love

 

 

Tarot Fool

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The Fool in love doesn't normally want to be tied down. He is a free spirit. If you get the Fool when asking about a new love potential, the Fool is telling you that your love interest probably doesn't want to be in a relationship.

 

If you are already in a relationship, the Fool is asking you to let go and just be happy in the moment, day-to-day with what you already have. Let go of whatever opinion you think someone else has about your relationship.

 

The Fool as a Feeling

If you are asking how your lover or potential lover feels about you, then the Fool may indicate that he feels new, fresh and carefree about you. His (or her) feelings may only be fleeting though.

The Fool as an Action or Advice

The Fool is telling you to jump in. Do not over think the situation. Just do it!

 

The Fool might also be advise you that you need to rethink an old way of thinking about something and restart again completely new. Be that someone that you want to be.

 

The Fool as an Obstacle

Reckless behavior and a nonchalant attitude could be an obstacle that is crossing you at this time. It maybe important for you to look around and observe the details because the fool is not a detail oriented card. A failure to observe maybe an obstacle.

The Fool as an Outcome

As an outcome to a romantic reading, the fool could indicate that you will start all over again with someone new. This new person could be younger than you. You maybe taking a trip together or he maybe foreign. It will be with someone you don't expect to be involved with or it will come suddenly without expectations. You'll see someone from a different perspective. If there is a societal block such as age or culture, the two of you will ignore them and bond through the powers of the superconsciousness.

The Fool in Career

New beginnings! New business opportunities. New job proposals. Could truly indicate a move into a new business or job venture. The fool indicates jobs as an adventurer, explorer, travel writer, farmer, mountain climber, skydiver, computer programmer or developer, or creative thinker. Look for jobs that require you to think out-side-the-box. I usually feel that this is a good card for new career moves.

 

Over a life time the Fool can have many jobs. He is the jack-of-all trades and can do most things he sets his mind too.

 

The Fool in Finances

When it comes to finances, the Fool can be reckless. Sometimes he wins and sometimes he loses. It's not the best card to get if you are asking if you are going to do well in the stock market.

 

He is very altruistic when it comes to money matters. You might see him giving away his last dollar to help someone else. He does this because money isn't very important to the Fool. He lives in the moment.

 

The Fool understands that once his basic needs are met financially, that he can focus on his spirit. He realizes that money does not buy happiness.

 

 

The Fool in Health

The Fool in a health reading is favorable, for it suggest that the querent can mentally heal themselves using the Law of Attraction and positive affirmation.

 

Must be careful of any illness that is related to mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. All these diseases are mental and can be undone through a balanced lifestyle and positive thinking. (Easier said than done!)

 

Fool Tarot Professions

Sky diver. Adrenaline Junkie. Risk taker. Trapeeze Artist. Hiker. Mountain Guide. Clown. Inventor. Scientist. Veterinarian. Runner. Mathematician. Astrology. Occult. Rock Climber. Astrophysicist. Travel Guide.

 

The Fool Reversed

Even upright, the Fool warns that being too naïve will result in disaster. It’s like the young girl who runs away from home at 16 only to find that she needed money and resources and that life was hard without her parent’s shelter. Subsequently, she got into a lot of trouble. The Fool can have this meaning whether reversed or not, but when it’s reversed we tend to see the querent falling over the cliff, while upright the warning is enough to possibly warn the querent. Reversed Fool can indicate mental illness, folly, mania, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

 

This card can also represent mental instability and foolish behavior. We have to guard against reckless behavior when the Fool comes up, especially when reversed or ill-dignified.

 

Tarot Card Combinations with the Fool

 

The Fool and the Empress:

     a. A mother and her child. This is a good pairing and can show a good

        relationship between mother and child. Combined with the

        Hierophant, it could indicate a mother who home schools their child.

 

Fool and Emperor:

    a. Lighthearted of foolish behavior gets reprimanded

        ex: texting while driving results in a traffic violation

 

The Fool and the Devil:

     a. Possibly a younger person who has a shopping problem. (Think

        Confessions of a Shopaholic.)

 

The Fool and the Tower:

     a. New Beginnings emerge from the destruction of lies.

 

The Fool and the World:

     a. Traveling overseas to new and exotic locations.

     b. Absolute Spiritual completion

 

The Fool and Six of Wands:

   a. Playing the game in order to get ahead and win.

   b. Knowing that your victorious new life is just a few steps away when you

       lie just a little

   c. Mundane: Winning feels good

 

The Fool and the Eight of Wands:

     a. Rapidly advancing feelings hit you out of the blue

     b. A new feeling you may have never experienced before

 

The Fool and Knight of Wands Reversed

   a. Irrational spending of money, but you don't care! It feels good to shop

   b. I don't care what that bad boy thinks of me

   c. I'm going to ignore all bad boys

   d. I don't want to be tied down. I'll run the other way if I sense a relationship

 

The Fool and Ace of Swords:

     a. Going for a walk to clear your head

     b. I don't care anymore because this is the truth.

 

The Fool and the Nine of Swords:

     a. Nightmares and worry result in mental instability.

 

The Fool and Ace of Cups:

     a. New love, which is fresh, exciting and exuberant. You must act on your

         feelings if you are to see good results.

 

The Fool and the Two of Cups:

     a. Meeting a friend in an unexpected place

     b. Trying new things with your partner

 

The Fool and Four of Cups:

     a. I do NOT want to be in a serious relationship. Not me. Not at all. Not

         with anyone.

 

The Fool and the Five of Pentacles:

     a. Take the time to think through all your options. You don't want to be left

         outside in the cold.

     b. Eviction or homelessness

     c. Moving down the social ladder

 

 

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