This card is ruled by Planet Uranus and has Air element. This card does not have a specific position in the sequence of Major Arcana Tarot Cards. As such, it does not even have a specific number assigned to it either. Some assign it the number 0 and place it in the beginning, while others call it XXII and place it at the end. As such, this card is thought to have unlimited potential.
In fact the Major Arcana is often considered as the journey of the Fool through all the phases of life. This way it is considered that he is ever present and therefore he does not need a specific number assigned to him.
The card shows the fool with the sun rising behind him. It represents the beginning of the journey. The fool is facing the north-west - the direction that is associated with the unknown. The fool looks upwards towards the sky - towards the Spirit. He is about to step off the cliff to descend to the material world. He has all the tools required in a bag, but he was not opened the bag yet.
The white rose in his left hand, the hand that represents the subconscious, represents purity and innocence. The little white dog is his companion in the journey who will push him to learn the lessons of life. The mountains behind him represent the domain of spirituality that he is ready to leave but would spend his whole life trying to regain it.
Upright Position: In a reading, this card speaks about approaching the unknown or embarking upon a journey that is yet unplanned. It also indicates that worries and burdens will be eradicated. The subject has an open mind and an adventurous heart.
Reversed Position: Reversed, the card symbolizes recklessness and a suspicious and fearful nature. Some readers also opine that it suggests that the subject is prone to exaggeration.
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