The Fool Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

The Fool Card Meaning

The Fool card in Tarot symbolizes new beginnings. The basic meaning of the card is that the Fool is on his way to a new beginning, and he has all he needs or wants as indicated by the bag on the staff. The Fool is shown in colorful clothes with a pack tied to his staff, a dog at his heels, and a cliff. The Tarot story of the Fool is that he travels aimlessly with all his worldly possessions. A daydreamer lost in his thoughts, he does not see the cliff and is likely to fall over. The dog at his heels tries to warn him.

Upright Fool Card Meaning

When the Fool card is upright in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes new beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, and rashness. The warning associated with this card could be that you need to stop daydreaming, and you should watch where you are going or you could fall and seem like a fool.

Reversed Fool Card Meaning

When the Fool card is reversed in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes a bad decision, indecision, apathy, hesitation, and a faulty choice. It can be a new beginning you're not thrilled about.

The Fool Card Love Meaning

The Fool card in a Tarot love reading is exciting. If you're single, a fun, wild, lively romance might be right around the corner. If you're in a relationship, it means you're so stoked about this love of yours that you are kind of freaking out over it, but not in a bad way! Embrace it.