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The first card in the big arcana is called the Fool tarot. The Fool tarot card is one of the 22 cards in the Great Arcana. The number 0 means pure potential. The fool stands for risk-taking and stupidity, as well as the possibility of a restart in life. 

Something completely new is happening, something that will also lead to personal development. The card can also stand for unexpected chances, opportunities and possibilities that open the way for the new and unknown. The fool can also symbolize spontaneous decisions, impulsivity, the ability to live in the moment and that it is time to follow his heart.

General Meaning

The fool symbolizes certain folly and extravagance, on the verge of ecstasy and savagery. Listen to the heart. A new start in life. Something completely new is beginning.


You take a chance or a risk that brings you one step closer to your calling in life.


Temporary romance. Day and sun spring.


A big change is taking place that is exciting. Even if you do not really know what your finances will look like in a few months or years, you know you are on the right track. Opportunities arise that allow you to take advantage of your full potential.


People represented by the Fool can fascinate us because they seem to live in the present. They like to take risks and trust that everything will work out in the end. Even people who have had a restart in life due to job loss, relocation, divorce, etc. can be represented by the Fool. In many ways, they have freed themselves from past burdens. They now have the opportunity to rediscover life once again with completely new eyes and they can achieve great success. The negative side of the fool is expressed when you do not have a specific goal in sight. The goal can be abstract – such as personal development, discovering inner gifts, personal development, etc.