The Fool Tarot Card

The Fool Tarot Card of the Major Arcana
The Fool Tarot Card

Tarot Card Number: 0

Tree Number: 11

Ruled By: Air

Hebrew Letter: Aleph

Numerical Value: 3


The Fool Tarot Card Description

The Fool Tarot Card is a special card within the Major Arcana Tarot Cards. Its numerical value of 0 basically puts it wherever within the deck.

Traditionally the card is placed in front of the Magician Tarot Card or between the Judgment Tarot Card, card XX and the World Tarot Card, card XIX.

The Fool Tarot Card depicts a young man journeying through difficult terrain. He’s distant in his eyes and seems to be unaware of the environment. A dog is at his feet and the young man is carrying a bag at the end of a stick.

Primary Meaning

This card is a beginning of a new cycle. The discovery of talents and abilities, of optimism and happiness. There are important decisions and choices to be made, a new door opening towards new opportunities. This can be in all realms, material, spiritual or relationship.

Secondary Meaning

The reversed meaning of this card often point toward reckless or impulsive choices accompanied by folly and indiscretion. This is also the card of wasted energy.

Further Reading

There are e-books or guides that offer the beginner some guidance.But no matter what is promised, you should always remember that true knowledge of the Tarot Cards comes with time.

Learning to read the Tarot Cards takes time, a lot of time and the virtue of patience is of high value during that time. Just this fact automatically filters out the ones that are not ready.