Tarot Tuesday: The Fool

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Read on to find out what The Fool has in store for you!

Welcome to Tarot Tuesday!

Each Tuesday I will be pulling a card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and writing about what the card could mean for the signs, broken up by element. The elements of the zodiac are Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). 

I may pull a card from the major arcana, representing our inner wisdom. Or I may pull a suit card, representing outside influences. I may even pull a court card signifying a specific person in your life. This card can help you set your intention for the rest of the week or it can provide a visualization of your current situation. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun sign! You can check your birth chart here.

And just to mention a funny little happenstance, I pulled a card that I have already pulled and written about. I’m writing about the second card I pulled today, but if you wish to read about the Nine of Cups, you can follow this link!

The Fool

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This week I pulled The Fool card, the card of new beginnings and endless possibilities. This card belongs to the Major Arcana and it is believed that Major cards hold deeper and more specific meanings.

In my grandmother’s deck, the Fool card depicts a young, golden-haired androgynous figure dressed in a green, gold, and red tunic with a feathered cap. They carry a knapsack on their shoulder and they hold a white rose in one hand. The sun shines above them, and a dog follows at their feet. They are walking very close to the edge of a cliff. There is a craggy mountain range in the background.

The Fool card says anything is possible, which is pretty appropriate since we are just a few weeks into the New Year. This card symbolizes intuition and opportunity. When this card pops up in a reading, it means that it is time for the querent to take a leap of faith. The Fool encourages the querent to reconnect with their inner child and discover who they are. It can also represent levity and spontaneity. This card says “life is too short to take yourself too seriously.”

The Fool card wants you to seize whatever opportunity arises for you. However, this card also warns the querent against making immature decisions.

What This Card Means For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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Fire signs are ruled by their passion and drive. The Fool card speaks to your desire to find your joy and follow your bliss.

Aries, you have been so busy living the life you think you are supposed to live. But this card wants you to start living the life that you actually want. Following your dreams will do wonders for your mental health.

Leo, if you have the opportunity to pursue something that brings you joy, then this card wants you to take it. But keep in mind that pursuing something that brings you joy means having to let go of certain negative influences.

Sagittarius, this card wants you to get out there and meet new people. The new friends you meet may turn out to be the chosen family that you always needed.

What This Card Means For Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

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Earth signs are ruled by their dedication and desire. The Fool card speaks to your need to pursue a life or career that will offer you a sense of purpose and peace of mind.

Taurus, this card wants you to view any setbacks in your life as an opportunity for positive change. It’s time to redirect your energy to something that will benefit you as well as the people around you.

Virgo, you have been working very hard and doing exactly what is expected of you. But this card wants you to balance out your dependability with a little spontaneity.

Capricorn, this card wants you to trust yourself to examine your thoughts and feelings about a specific situation. Trust your intuition.

What This Card Means For Air Signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra)

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Air signs are ruled by their compassion and independence. The Fool card speaks to your desire to pursue your dream career.

Aquarius, your sign is particularly connected to this card. When considering a new career, this card wants you to think about what matters most to you and what kind of vocation falls in line with those values.

Gemini, you may be a little too worried about what your work colleagues think of you. This card wants you to be yourself. Don’t worry about impressing them.

Libra, this card wants you to take a step outside of your comfort zone. A change in routine may do wonders for your mental and emotional health.

What This Card Means For Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)

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Water signs are ruled by their empathy and imagination. The Fool card wants you to allow your passion and imagination to open new doors for you.

Pisces, this card wants you to listen to your dreams and let them lead you down the path that is right for you. Your creativity can take you far.

Cancer, you need a change of scenery. This card wants you to travel to a place where you have never been and to learn something new from your experience.

Scorpio, this card wants you to express yourself in the most unapologetic ways imaginable. Let the world and everyone around you know how passionate you are.

Tune in next week for another Tuesday Tarot Pull! In the meantime, let’s honor The Fool with this iconic song from the artist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone.

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