The Fool

At A Glance

Positive: New beginning, journey, innocence, spontaneous

Negative: Risk taking, naive, reckless

Description

The Fool is the card numbered 0 in the Major Arcana

When we look at the card, we see a young chap starting a journey into the world. His body language shows that he is very carefree, seemingly without worries or stress. His journey has only just started, but he took all his belongings and ready to take on the challenge.

The Fool is wearing flowery clothes, which shows that he has a fun and playful nature, and doesn’t take things seriously. He is standing on the edge of a cliff, and looking up, while this shows he has a positive attitude, it also hints that he is unaware of the dangers of the next few steps. He is holding a white flower, perhaps a rose, in his left hand, emphasising again how innocent and pure he is. The white dog can be seen as either warning him of the dangers, or can be seen as the loyal friend with him, protecting him.

What might be hard to define, is the snow capped mountains in the background of the picture (yes the sky is yellow here). The mountains hint at the challenges that are looming ahead, while the bright yellow sky brightens up The Fool with a positive attitude.

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