The Fool

Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretation

The Fool Major Arcana Tarot Card Meaning

Symbolism and Interpretation

The Fool Major Arcana Tarot Card


A young person stands at the edge of a cliff. In one hand he holds a white rose.  In the other hand he holds a tamborine with an Eye of Horus symbol painted upon it’s drumhead. He holds against his arm a walking stick with a pinecone at it’s top, and next to it is a red bag containing his possessions. Beside him stands a fox, and behind him is an old pine tree. In the distance are mountains, and in the sky a rainbow is visible.



Joy, spontanaeity, risk, adventure, beginnings


Upright Meaning

The Holy Innocent as they begin the journey of transformation.

The Holy Innocent, the young Fool carries a bag of their worldly possessions as they walk along the top of a cliff about to journey into the unknown. The light of the spirit shines above the Fool, and the animal companion could be either a dog or a wolf (ally or threat).

The Fool is protected by their innocence.

Reversed Meaning

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