The Fool: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

New beginnings are the main meaning of The Fool Tarot card. When this card makes an appearance, you will go through a transitional period, whether that be in your love life, career, friendships or family. The Fool can be negative, or positive depending on context and surrounding cards. 

The Fool Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Often when The Fool shows up in a reading, it does so during a time when you’re moving from one stage in life to the next. You will be like The Fool, with a metaphorical bag of tricks on your back, ready to embark on a journey. You’ll feel a burning desire to try something new. Take a leap of faith and go for what you want without too much, though. Over-assessment can lead to hesitation, and The Fool does not hesitate. If you follow your heart and all will work out well.

However, there are more negative meanings associated with the Fool. The Fool often represents a lack of restraints and discipline. Rebellion and wildness are common interpretations. Perhaps you will go through a period when you run from your responsibilities? Maybe someone else in your life will do the running?  

In Tarot, The Fool predicts a time of risks. The Fool does not promise that the chances you take will pay off; it just represents a time when you will make the jump.

There is also the possibility that The Fool reflects an inability to make concrete decisions. Because, in a Tarot deck, The Fool is numbered 0, nothing has yet manifested into your reality. If you tend to sit on the fence and not take action, The Fool is warning you not to carry on this behavior into the future. Because it is the card of beginnings, this is not a good card to receive in an outcome position if starting over is not a welcoming scenario. 

 The Fool Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

The Fool is a good omen if you’re single and want a relationship. It can predict that you will be swept up by someone exciting and carefree. They will be fun to be around, and the relationship will feel like an adventure.

The Fool is not desirable if you’re looking for something more serious. This card can represent someone with a childish predisposition coming into your life. This person doesn’t know when the party ends. But, if there are cards further in the future which has a ‘commitment’ meaning (Ten of Cups, Two of Cups), this can indicate that eventually, your Fool will want to settle down.  

If you’re already attached, then The Fool can be fine at the beginning of a relationship. However, if The Fool appears as a negative, obstacle, or disadvantage, then it can mean you or your partner do not take the partnership seriously. If The Fool lands in an outcome position, then the relationship, more than likely, does not have a future.

Are you looking for your ex to come back or for a reconciliation? If you separated a while ago, The Fool means that they will reappear in your life without ill intentions, but they will not always be looking for a relationship. If you have recently split up, The Fool can mean that they will breeze into your life and give you false hope.

Are you wondering how a potential partner feels about you? Then The Fool is rather neutral. This person doesn't have ill intention towards you but isn't feeling like settling down anytime soon. They are out for a good time. Therefore, your future with this individual cannot yet be guaranteed one way or the other. Due to lack of consideration, your lover may be leading you on unintentionally without meaning to actually do so. On a more positive note, The Fool means they see you as someone who is fun to be around, which is a bonus.

Finally, in love and relationship readings, I would say that the outcome is not yet set in stone. You should find live in the present. Enjoy this partnership for what it is. For now, however, do not expect too much commitment from your partner as they are not yet ready to provide this for you.

The Fool Business & Career Tarot Meaning

The Fool is a good Tarot card to receive at the start of a business venture or job. Sometimes, The Fool can just mean that you will go through a period when you will be over-enthusiastic about your work.

The Fool Tarot Card Meaning.

In general, The Fool is positive, but it can mean that, because you love your business so much, you do not like to treat it like a business. You would rather do the fun, creative stuff instead of the boring, tedious tasks. Your willingness to only do what excites you may cause problems in the future unless you can hire someone to do the things you do not like.

Sometimes, in a Tarot reading, The Fool can predict that you will walk away from your current career and start again. It is for this reason that The Fool can have a very positive or extremely negative meaning; it all depends on surrounding Tarot cards, your question, and the general mood of the reading.

When it appears in a business, work, or career-related reading, The Fool can predicts that you will begin a new career in a separate industry or focus on a major project. Although the events which lead to this may or may not be difficult you will eventually enjoy your new direction.

The Fool Friends, Family & Social Media Meaning

In readings about your friends, family or peers The Fool often predict the presence of an individual who is wild. The Fool can symbolize a rebellious teenager who is trying to find their way.

For some Tarot readings, The Fool can mean that you will have a hard time finding your footing. You will not grow your following or influence due to the fact that you have no set path, brand or purpose. 

The Fool Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning 

In modern times, The Fool is often interpreted quite favorably, but this was not the case in the past. A historical interpretation is that The Fool predicts drink problems and drug problems. The Fool could represent a time of mental illness. Therefore, The Fool is not a good card for health and wellbeing readings. This card recommends that you take better care of yourself and think about how your current fast and loose attitude with your health may affect you emotionally and mentally. 

The Fool Spirituality & Psychic Development Tarot Meaning

It is very common for you to receive The Fool during times of exploration with regards to your psychic and spiritual development. You will find yourself during this period. 

The Fool as a Positive, Strength or Advantage 

The Fool will appear as positive when you find fun in a situation and do not take life too seriously. Going with the flow, living day by day, and not worrying too much about the future is the way forward.

The Fool as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

The Fool will appear as a drawback when you or someone else in the situation which you’re reading about (such as your lover) does not take the situation seriously enough for it to be successful. 

The Fool as a Yes or No 

The Fool is not a definite yes or no, more of a maybe. However, if your question is of a, "should I"? Nature then it is a yes because this card advises you to leap into the unknown. 

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The Fool Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

The Fool Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.