The Fool Tarot Card Meaning (Card 0 or 22)

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does The Fool tarot card mean?

Take a leap of faith! When The Fool card pops up in a reading, you’re being called to follow your heart and go with the flow.

This major arcana card carries a message of carefree adventure.

The Fool tarot card:

  • suggests that you leap forward into action—even if you are accustomed to cautiously evaluating new opportunities before you make your move.
  • encourages you to keep an open mind and heart as you enter whatever new experiences and adventures await you.

The Fool Tarot Guide

Keywords for The Fool: Innocence, beginnings, adventure, spontaneity, originality, freedom

Yes or No: Yes

Zodiac Sign of The Fool: Aquarius

Planet of The Fool: Uranus

Element of The Fool: Air

What does The Fool card mean in a love reading?

The Fool often indicates the beginning of a new romantic adventure or a fresh chapter in an existing relationship.

Since The Fool is the card of novelty, get ready for a romantic experience that’s different than anything you’ve been through in the past. There’s a profound sense of possibility, and you may feel swept up in the excitement of the connection. This major arcana card encourages you to be open to exploration and willing to take risks in developing this connection.

If you’re already in a relationship, The Fool points to an exciting new chapter. Though that could mean an engagement or wedding, this card often correlates more with more carefree (and in some cases, wildly impulsive!) adventures, like traveling to a new corner of the world together.

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What does The Fool tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Fool card encourages you to be adventurous and explore new possibilities for moneymaking and career expansion.

Have you been thinking about going after a new job or starting a business? The Fool arrives at an auspicious time.

The Fool encourages you to bring a “beginner’s mind” to old (and ongoing) projects that have lost their initial luster. See what happens if you approach tasks with a fresh perspective. But more often than not, The Fool card’s appearance means that you should keep your eyes open for something exciting and new.

Be willing to take a risk and put your ideas into action. Ambition is rewarded during this adventurous time. The Fool isn’t a card that advises proceeding with caution.

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What does The Fool tarot card mean for health?

The Fool tends to be a positive card for health, although its meaning of newness can come through in a couple notable ways.

This card is associated with taking risks. It can sometimes appear in connection with an accident. If it pops up in a health reading, consider it a caution light to move carefully through your days and not take needless chances. If you’re doing any physical activities, warm up, cool down and make sure you understand all the safety precautions.

The Fool is also one of the cards that can represent pregnancy.

The Fool Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When The Fool shows up in a reversed state, it retains its message of beginnings and spontaneity, but with a giant caveat. Timing may not be on your side

The reversed Fool may be advising you not to embark on a new adventure right now. While the moment will come to start something new, you’re being called to tend to your current obligations first.

If you’re entering a new chapter no matter what, this card reversed tells you to make sure you’re doing so in a responsible manner.

The Fool reversed emphasizes the negative parts of risk-taking, so if it’s possible that you’ve been taking careless risks, this card urges you to stop that behavior.

Is The Fool tarot card a yes or no?

The Fool comes through with a big yes, especially if you’re asking about something new or adventurous.

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