Is ignorance is bliss? The Fool is a Major Arcana card associated with reckless abandon, blundering forward, unafraid of the possible consequences, because there won’t be a negative outcome. Below, you’ll find the description, meaning, reverse meaning, and The Fool Tarot Love reading.
We see The Fool on the edge of the mountain, about to slip over the side. He doesn’t seem to have a care in the world, unconcerned about the imminent danger he’s in. Over one shoulder, he has a bindle, like a hobo setting off on a journey.
The Fool: Meaning
This card symbolizes innocence, absolute trust, and the ability to be open-minded and receptive. In many ways, he has the bravado of a child, trusting his parents will catch him before he falls. And he’s right. There aren’t any consequences for The Fool. He always manages to find his footing.
The Fool is telling you to take a chance. Don’t worry, or be cautious, the universe has your back.
Warning! You need to be careful. You are about to go over that cliff. Perhaps you are ignoring the wise counsel you’ve received and are setting off on a dangerous path, one that leads to ruin. Take a step back and consider the situation again. Consult others and most importantly, listen to their advice. Alternatively, the card could mean you are behaving like Peter Pan and avoiding your responsibilities, to play hooky. But everyone has to grow up someday. You have to balance out work and play.
The Fool as a Yes or No
This is a green light. The fool is always a “yes” and don’t worry about the consequences. The Fool always lands on his feet.
The Fool Tarot Love Reading
When it comes to love, there are several interpretations. If the card is referring to you, it could mean you have a big heart. And you are open to the possibility of love.
If this card symbolizes a current partner, let go and trust yourself and your loved one. Rest easy. You can fully pursue this relationship. You won’t get hurt in the process.
Finally, if this person indicates a new lover, she or he could be childlike. Note, I didn’t say childish. He might bring a sense of fun to your life, laughter, serendipity. She might teach you to enjoy the simple pleasures and learn to take each day as it comes.
The Fool as Feelings
This card isn’t about commitment, if it means a potential love interest. This is about a playful, fun connection with someone. He or she might be a blast to hang out with, but they won’t be looking to pursue something serious with you. So, have fun but don’t expect more!
When you are in a relationship, this is about a new chapter, or beginning in your partnership. Maybe you’ve been through a terrible time and you have completely changed your expectations in the relationship. If so, you are starting a new journey together.