MAJOR ARCANA, NUMBER ZERO
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: URANUS
The fool card refers to a jester, not to someone who is foolish. It represents a dreamer, an idealist. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult the process is. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, remembering that knowledge is his ally. This card often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, spontaneity and curiosity. It is time to examine all options carefully, before making decisions in your life.
Although the Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or a grasp of life’s pitfalls, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe that all things are possible, which can bring even impossible goals within his reach. From exploring new horizons in life to experiencing a new phase, the Fool card also symbolizes letting life take its course, as well as the negative implications of having to come to terms with the current condition one’s own life is in.
In the reversed position, the card can signify risk taking, bad choices or decision making, hesitation and apathetic behavior. Your own vanity may get in your way. There is an overwhelming fear of the future. You may have a cynical outlook or reluctance and hesitancy. Do not take any risks or make snap decisions at this time. You may also be in possible danger.