The Fool

The Fool, taken from a set of Tarot cards designed by Jina Wallwork.

Artwork Description

The fool has the number zero. This can mean nothing, but it can also suggest a vacuum that attracts every possibility. The fool is a card of pure potential and has hyperactive energy. Traditionally the fool has been an androgynous character within the tarot. Within this piece of artwork, it retains that level of ambiguity. The fool shouldn’t be clearly defined because this person is fully capable of finding their path and creating their own future.


The Fool Upright


There is danger everywhere, although you shouldn’t let it stop you from taking a chance. This could be a mistake, but sometimes you need to know for sure. It would be horrible to live your life imagining what could’ve been and regretting that you never took the actions that were necessary to create something extraordinary. A moment of devastation could be waiting around the corner. However, such a trauma would be temporary and preferable to a lifetime of regret. What if the magic of your dreams is really an indication that this is your destiny? You could disregard experiences of joy because you fear that you may look like a fool. This path could lead to humiliation, and people may laugh at the risks that you’re taking. If you’re not embarrassing the people around you, then you’re probably trapped in a dull lifestyle that doesn’t bring you any fulfillment. Humiliation is a good thing because it means that we are following our own path and discovering the experiences that are right for us. We can revel in our eccentricity, knowing that this life is a perfect fit. You need to face people’s laughter and see a few raised eyebrows just so you can have the space to be yourself. The fool has needed to pick himself up from various disappointments, yet this is part of the process. He risks everything to follow his heart. Everyone laughs at the fool, but he is happy with this outcome, and he wouldn’t change a thing.


The Fool Reversed

Ignoring the Dangers

You can have too much fun. You have become trapped in your quest for excitement, and you’re struggling to find new means of stimulation. Everything is focused around your pleasure, and this constant quest has created an imbalance. You have drifted beyond fun and discovered a place of danger. There is no balance to the life that you have created, and it’s stopping you from reaching fulfillment. It isn’t possible to live life on a constant high. Life is filled with ups and downs, and you’re struggling to avoid anything real. There is no balance to teach you to identify happiness because you must understand boredom and sorrow in order to grasp the true essence of excitement and joy. You don’t have to live life on the edge to feel this level of emotional intensity. You could obtain true fulfillment without the constant risk of danger.

Tarot and Spirit Communication book cover by Jina Wallwork

Tarot and Spirit Communication

This explanation of The Fool card comes from the book, Tarot and Spirit Communication. The book explains tarot cards and their meanings. It is also an essential guide for any aspiring medium and tarot practitioner. If you want to read the energy that is imprinted on a flower or use astral projection to travel to the other side of the world, then this book will show you how.

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