Tarot Card Meanings

The Fool Tarot Card

Understanding The Fool Card Tarot Meaning, Description, Keywords, Upright & Reversed Card Meanings. Everything you want to know about The Fool Tarot Card.

What Does The Fool Tarot Card Mean?

The Fool

The Fool Keywords

Eccentric, hope, optimism, innocence, new journey, child-like, thinking in new directions, excessive energy, nervous or mental stress, sexually ambiguous, look before you leap, loss in gambling, extreme risks with love or money, conservatism.

The Fool Meanings And Description

The Fool tarot card hints at an innate trust in the universe and child-like faith makes it possible to begin any journey and take that first step. No matter the hazard or sense of danger, the Fool doesn't consider that anything bad could happen.

Sometimes this innocence can become irresponsibility especially in times of high risk. Ultimately though, the Fool advises you to get in touch with all the hopes you've hidden away, dust them off and take a leap.

With the Fool tarot card, you never know how the journey will end but you can be certain that you will never be the same again.

Tarot Cards Upright And Reversed Meanings

The Fool Upright

The Fool Upright Meaning

  • Follow your heart
  • Be willing to take some risks
  • Keep an open mind
  • A new beginning
  • New opportunities
  • Spontaneity

When the Fool makes an appearance, you are reminded that life is nothing without risk. It is a time where you will leap before you look and jump into the unknown.

Optimism and hope give you the courage you need to venture into the unknown and this journey is connected to your body, mind and soul. This unconventional energy can bring fresh ideas and new direction to old problems.

When the rule book gets tossed aside, the results are always interesting! The energy of the Fool is intense but unfocused and its instability can be connected to nervous tension.

Wherever you go, when you start your journey with the Fool you know a new and vibrant period of your life has begun.

The Fool Reverse

The Fool Reversed Meaning

  • A fear of the unknown
  • Too much risk taking
  • Lack of clarity
  • Being impulsive or reckless
  • Irresponsibility

The key qualities of the Fool tarot card become a little hazardous when it is reversed. It is one of those times when prudence is needed but you still may be tempted to throw caution to the wind.

You still have plenty of enthusiasm but luck has momentarily left you. This is not the time to bet on horses and expect to win.

In love, the person who has your heart may turn out to be selfish and unable to commit. Like with financial risks, take time before investing.

When the Fool is reversed, you may realize that you are more conventional than you thought. Other people's eccentricities that you may have found charming now just rub you the wrong way.