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The Fool tarot card meaning can be very insightful when you look deeply enough. The Fool is the first card and the starting point of the Tarot’s Journey through the 22 Major Arcana cards. It is numbered 0 (Zero) being connected to the idea of a Quantum Leap from non-existence to being. It represents Consciousness taking form. It also stands for birth with all its facets: from actual coming out of the womb to the first spark of the Big Bang.
But, in the most specific and useful sense for the adept Tarot reader or enthusiast, the Fool might be considered the starting point for a new adventure of self-discovery.
In a reading the Fool can represent you (as the querent), someone in your life, a general energy or all of these at the same time. But because it is tempting for people to project greatly and give away their responsibility to others, it is always safer to presume that the tarot cards are talking, right now about you.
When you get the Fool in a reading, you may soon find yourself, somehow starting a new journey, a new endeavor, new job, or even a new beginning in love and relationships . At the start of the fool’s journey through life, in a way, you can be seen just like a new baby - a free spirit glowing with energy, spontaneity, resources, and promise. The beginning holds no concrete expectations, goals, or a form. All of these remain to be shaped, discovered, and experienced along the path. According to medieval tradition, the Fool is not lacking in intellect. He is just a being outside of social norm; an eccentric considered somehow insane by the rest of the community. He roams the world without a concrete plan. He takes every day as it comes and lives life as he pleases. He doesn’t own much other than what he carries in his heart: a longing to learn, discover and complete his, yet unknown, quest.
The Fool is brave and carefree, just like a very young man. He doesn’t yet know about the dual nature of reality. He is unaware of the darkness, the struggles, the hardship, and the dangers that lie ahead. This is the energy and arrogance of youth that is both necessary and protected by the Universe. The Fool is protected by the forces around him because his heart is light and pure. Also, he had the childlike ability to see everything while being amazed by the greatness of Creation.
If you have just drawn the Fool from a deck of your own, this card suggests, you can at this point of time, enjoy doing whatever you feel inspired to begin. (If it is moral and safe according to personal definition). Move past what has been holding you back. This is not a time for careful planning, setting goals or acting in a conservative manner. You should not worry too much. You’ve been offered an opportunity to simply be free! So, enjoy it to the full.
WIKI - The Fool Tarot Card