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The Fool Tarot Card

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/09/20 8:36 PM EDT
  • Updated: 11/09/20 6:16 PM EST
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Fool Tarot Card Meaning

The fool is not a card of stupidity but of innocence and this is reflected in the image. A young man stands on the edge of a cliff with no fear of the dangers. He is accompanied by a non-judgmental puppy that also has no concerns about what could happen. The theme of innocence is continued through the white rose that the Fool is offering to the sun.

As the Fool is not a counting card, the number zero shows a lack of experience, of riches, and of wisdom, which comes with both age and experience. His torn clothes and lack of shoes not a problem for this man who stands proud. He has no need for material objects and feels as light as the feather decorating his hat.

The contents of his bag are a mystery. It might be brimming with things he needs for his travel, or it could have plenty of space to fill with life’s lessons. He may not have had much worldly experience, but the Fool is ready for it.

Receiving this card means you are ready to take on new experiences. You might have recovered your exoticism and are keen for adventure and excitement again. It might also imply that your focus isn’t on the direction you are heading in. The Fool tarot will light up your imagination and encourage you to be inquisitive.

One of the most important messages of the Fool comes when you aren’t afraid. There may be no reason to fear this new experience or it could be that you aren’t aware that you should be afraid, this will depend on the circumstances surrounding the experience.

When you draw the Fool, it is a sign that you should take a moment to regather themselves. The Fool could be a sign that new journeys or a new self beginning to emerge. If you have gone through hard times, like the loss of a loved one, this tarot could suggest that now is the right time for you to relieve yourself from the heavy emotions and make way for better times. At the same time, it could represent your determination to succeed when the world throws challenges at you.

When the Fool is Reversed:

The reversed Fool highlights the dark traits that are associated with being the Fool. Having innocence is a beautiful thing, but it comes with its negatives. The Fool can be naïve, and this opens to doors to others exploiting him. While looking forward to the adventures, there is an element of risk and those who have nothing to lose can’t appreciate what it means to hold something so dear. The sun on the Fool’s back may warm him, but it also casts a dark shadow on his road ahead.

The Fool so close to the edge of a crumbling cliff points out just how close he is to fall, and what lies below is unknown. Look closely and you will see that the Fool isn’t paying attention to where he is going, and so when reversed, the Fool is a sign for you to open your eyes, take note of your surroundings and not to kid yourself.


In the context of the past, the Fool might suggest that there is a path you could have taken that would have led you to a different present. On occasions, it could represent the time you have wasted or that you have already taken a step that has opened up new opportunities for you.


You might be able to appreciate how the Fool is thinking but in relation to your present situation. While you may be about to leave something behind, the general meaning points to new beginnings.


New journeys are a strong possibility, but you should expect a spiritual journey rather than a holiday. You can look forward to gaining new knowledge, setting new goals and attainment. The Fool is a good card to receive if you are about to embark in something that will play an important role in your role, for example, a new school or career.

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