Here we start at the very beginning of The Fools journey. We meet the wondrous innocence of the fool. Just as we are born into this world with curiosity for all things, this card is an image of taking a leap into the unknown. As the fool stands facing a new adventure he is filled with excitement and faith that he is being led in the right direction. He is ready to embark into the mysteries that life has to offer in a optimistic view.
This card offers a new beginning as well as a new way of thinking and feeling. It is important to stay detached from our past and have a open mind when life offers us a new opportunity whether we know it to be good or bad. It is the mystery and wonder that makes our lives truly a unique journey. Sometimes we must run on only faith and trust ourselves and our decisions fully as there are no mistakes in the universe as everything has an underlying purpose. Remember your free will and the value of every lesson learned from it. Sometimes ” ya just gotta jump” from the scary edge before you and land where youve never landed before.
On the negative side of The Fool we find ignorance and an eager person who may jump into troublesome situations, however sometimes we can not always know whether we are doing the right thing. That is why this card can also be a warning to keep a clear mind and not to avoid warning signs when they present themselves to us. This card can suggest ” foolishness” as well as lack of experience. Being gullable and lacking for sight can be another possibility. Throwing caution to the wind. A careless approach. Look before you leap. A childish immature person. The fool teaches us to try new things but be cautious of all possible dangers just as the fools dog barks to him to warn him of any unseen threats.( card illustration).
Key words good and bad- a new born, someone about to make a major decision in their lives, adventurers, innocents, dreamers,travelers, adolescents, gamblers,homosexuality, recklessness, infatuation is not love, obsession, children, free spirited, fear of the unknown, impulsive people, those starting anew, the journey of life, only fools rush in.