Fool Tarot Card Meanings

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Fool tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. The Fool tarot card can mean:


New beginnings, a new path and a new belief system. 


Not knowing what to expect.

Making it up as you go.

Heading into the unknown

Letting go of worry and fear.

Feeling happy, joyful and carefree.

Being in the right place at the right time. 

A higher than usual intuition.



Losing faith

Feeling fearful

Fool tarot card meanings and Astrology

The Fool is connected to Uranus. Uranus is the planet of surprise and all things unexpected, the future and technology, especially electricity. Uranus is also the planet for creativity and science. Uranus is the planet for nonconformists, including but not limited to the bohemian, the beatnik, the hippie, revolutionaries, anarchists, rebels, and radical humanitarians Uranus stays in a sign for 7 years. Uranus also rules Aquarius, the sign for the Star.

Learn more about Uranus Transits in your natal chart on Natal Chart Website here. 

Fool as the Uranus Archetype.

Uranus is a fascinating archetype in both astrology and mythology, symbolizing innovation, rebellion, sudden change, and the unconventional. Uranus is the father of Saturn (World tarot card) and grandfather of Jupiter (Wheel of fortune tarot card).

Uranus is linked to flashes of insight and intellectual brilliance. It gives the Fool the meaning of higher thinking, and more abstract line of thought, promoting unconventional wisdom and visionary ideas. People influenced by Uranus and the Fool tarot card may possess a keen intellect and an ability to see beyond conventional boundaries. You can learn more about the Greek Deity Uranus on Mythopedia here. 

Independence is a key theme associated with the Fool as a Uranus archetype. It represents the desire for personal freedom and autonomy. Individuals with a strong Uranian influence in their astrological charts may resist constraints and seek unconventional paths in pursuit of their individuality.

Fool In The Vision Quest

To understand the Major Arcana cards, it is helpful to read them in the context of the Seeker going on the vision quest. The Fool is about to go under, meaning traveling within his own subconscious. This is how our ancient ancestors stayed connected to themselves. The vision quest from Fool to Hierophant is seen in the story of Völund the smith. He is capture by the Downstairs King (Emperor) and repairs the broken ring given to him by the King’s daughter (his soul).  You can read all about Völund the smith here. 

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Watch Tarotingie explain the Fool Tarot card on her Youtube channel here. 

Fool tarot card meanings in a general reading

The Fool represents new beginnings, having faith in the future, being inexperienced, not knowing what to expect, having beginners luck, improvisation, believing that the Universe provides, having no strings attached, and being carefree. The Fool tarot can represent a child or to be childlike, and to have an open mind. This card often represents a new situation that you are feeling very excited about. When it shows up for you, it can mean you are about to be in the right place at the right time, win a competition and/or travel somewhere you have never been before.

Fool tarot card in a love reading

In a love reading, the Fool tarot card meanings can denote difficulties in committing and not knowing what you have before it is too late. If single, this card signifies being able to manifest relationships easily.

Fool tarot card in a career reading

In a career reading, Fool tarot card speaks of careers in power plants, electricity, technology and social media. Fool can also mean the Seeker is fresh out of school, eager to learn.

Fool tarot card as feelings

The Fool denotes ‘new’ feelings. Something new and exciting is happening and the Seeker is joyful about it. There is no fear when the Fool is showing up. It is total trust that everything will turn out perfect. In this sense, the Fool is a very spiritual card.

Fool tarot card Meanings as Personality

Fool tarot card indicates someone who is exuberant and not afraid to show you just how much they enjoy life. They like to try new things but might lose interest after the initial excitement has worn off. They believe everything will work out well for them. They are full of faith and charisma. They listen to their hearts and follow their bliss and joy. Taking risks is a way of life, and more times than not, it is paying off.

Fool tarot card meanings reversed

Fool tarot card meanings reversed indicates new beginnings being blocked, the path is hidden and the seeker is having difficulties seeing the world with fresh eyes. The Seeker might be feeling stuck and uninspired when the Fool turns up reversed. There might be fear of trying new things.

Fool tarot card reversed as Personality

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Fool tarot card meanings reversed often indicates someone who is afraid of change and they don’t want to travel or go anywhere. They feel it is safer at home. This card also shows up reversed when the Seeker is worried about the next stage in their life. They repeat the same pattern in their lives and never seem to be in the flow.

Fool Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the fool.

The Fool(0) + The Magician: Landing your dream job where talent and passion collide.

The Fool(0) + The Empress: Pregnancy.

The Fool(0) + The Lovers: Crazy in love.

The Fool(0) + Three of cups: Rushing into marriage. Rushing into a relationship.

The Fool(0) + Page of cups: Auditioning. Taking a creative risk.

The Fool(0) + Nine of pentacles: Overnight success.

The Fool(0) + Knight of pentacles: New job opportunity.

The Fool(0) + King of pentacles: New business opportunity.

The Fool(0) + Ten of swords: Learning the hard way.

The Fool(0) + Page of swords: A talent that needs to be nurtured.

The Fool(0) + Six of wands: Beginners luck.

The Fool(0) + Eight of wands: Travelling. Backpacking.

The Fool(0) + Queen of wands: Becoming an entrepreneur.

Fool tarot card meanings summary

Notice where the Fool is facing in a tarot reading, and notice what the Fool has turned his back on, as this denotes the flow of energy occurring in the Seeker’s life and the direction in which the Seeker moving forward. The Fool tarot card in a reading speaks of where you have extra blessings and intuition in your life, your new beginnings and the joys that are about to manifest.

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