0. The Fool – Mythic Tarot


The Fool begins his journey into the unknown.

A young man dressed in a brown animal skin robe shoulder is about to step off the cliff into the unknown.  He looks up to the sky for guidance from god.   He has no material possessions yet he has all he needs for his journey.   He wears a band of grape vines around his head which according to Greek mythology is a symbol of fertility and material abundance.    This is a sign if the fool is following his true path he will achieve abundance in all areas of his life.  However he is very close to the edge of the cliff, one wrong step and he could fall off his spiritual path.

In the branch over the Fool perches a hawk.   The Hawk teaches awareness of the higher self.  The naive traveller is told to focus on the road ahead, trust your inner guidance and do not brush off synchronistic events as coincidences.

Sometimes when people leave their destined path they can experience loneliness and depression, going from one unsatisfying position to the next.

Depending on where this card shows up it can signify the beginning of the soul’s true journey.  Follow your intuition and guidance and it will show you where you need to go.

The Fools Lesson – This card can represent a new journey or a change in directions, however if it appears at the beginning of a reading it may signify something that you have not thought through.   The fool must learn not to make impulsive decisions without considering the consequences.


The Fool signifies a new beginning or change in your life.  It could be a new job or a new creative outlet or a new love depending on the surrounding cards.   When a new idea comes the Fool asks you to take a leap of faith into the unknown to pursue your dreams.  The Hawk tells you to trust what your inner guidance is telling you.

If this card comes up when you have a choice to make trust your instincts and have faith that the universe is taking you in the right direction.

If this card shows up in a negative position in your reading such as a block it can show that you have taken a wrong turn or you are reluctant to take a leap of faith slowing your journey.


In a work or career reading this card represents a new job which could be in a totally different field to that which you are currently in.  It could be a new business of your own.  If your intuition tells you it is a good idea then trust it, remember you have the hawk guiding your awareness.

Sometimes the Fool can literally mean you are acting the fool at times you should be serious.   If you are wondering why you are not receiving a promotion you wanted then make sure you are taking your job seriously.  Superiors are now looking for a serious commit and passion for the job.


Avoid get rich quick schemes.  If follow your passions and abundance will follow.


If you are looking for love a new interest will present itself soon.  Be open to exploring the options around this person and a possible relationship.

In a new relationship, you are ready to move forward and investigate how far this relationship can go.  You may feel nervous but the Fool urges you to pursue this relationship further as there may be a lesson for you.


If you are in a relationship, you may be at the stage where you feel that it is time to move on with the next stage of your life.  You may wish to explore other opportunities and potential love interests, but not sure how to begin.


Your health is improving.  If you have had health issues in the past you may find new people and or resources that will help you on the road to recovery.   Positive thought is important right now and is linked very closely to both your mental and physical well-being.


This shows a person who is living life with reckless abandon and needs to slow down.

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