For several weeks, The Fool tarot card had been stalking me. It jumped out of every deck I owned. I would see it in totally random places where you would never expect to see tarot cards— like, the grocery store. Or somebody’s t-shirt. When a card stalks you, you learn to pay attention.
I’ve been reading tarot since I was 13 years old. Even so, I hadn’t actually gotten serious about it until recently.
I have several decks, but I finally got a Miniature Rider Waite Tarot Deck because it’s kind of the standard, and I thought it would be the most helpful to learn. I also got it as a mini deck, which I would highly recommend to anyone who is getting into tarot. This deck is small enough to fit into a pocket, so I take it everywhere. Mini decks are the best! To go with it, I bought Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot, by Rachel Pollack. It is one way to understand the cards, and there are many ways, but this has been a great addition to my library and I love the insights it provides. Of course, The Fool jumped out of the deck right away. I figured The Fool was greeting me on the beginning of my deeper journey into tarot, and he was, but that wasn’t all he was doing.
Take a leap!
The Fool can be seen as someone who is naive, impulsive, or is lacking awareness regarding decisions. But if you really look at the card, that’s only a surface reading. The Fool is looking up, carefree and confident. The sun is at his back and his companion guide is at his side. He is not alone. He carries what he needs lightly on a stick, but is not weighed down by burdens. The Fool has no fear of the cliff because he has nothing to fear. His purity and faith protect him. It is this trust in the Divine that allows him to take that “leap of faith.” Here is someone who walks their own path. Although it may look strange and dangerous to others, he knows he is being guided correctly.
The Fool is a card that represents completions and beginnings. It’s that leap into the unknown and the trust that you will find what you truly need. The Fool didn’t just lead me into deeper levels of tarot, but deeper levels of magick and life as well. I took a leap and landed…
…on this blog, and writing about what I love!
Be a Fool!
When I become The Fool and allow myself to trust and have faith, clear opportunities present themselves. The ideas and desires I struggle with become obvious, and so is the way to realize them.
So, go be The Fool! Don’t just jump off any cliff you find, obviously. Take the time to connect with yourself and be guided by your intuition. I promise, you will be surprised. You may lose some naïveté, but you will gain so much more!
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