0 - The Fool

The Fool

Path of Aleph in the Tree of Life Pisces going to Aries, on the other hand Uranus/Mercur standing for curiosity, spontanity, madness
Element: the Air
Tree of life: Kether going to Chokmah
Element: Air
Number: 0 as nothing and begin of it all

The Fool is the symbol of true innocence, a perfect state of joy and freedom, the sure feeling to be one with the spirit of life, at any time.

The Fool has the number 0, for someone ready to go in any direction, open to all possibilities. He belongs nowhere, has no past, but an infinite future. Every moment is a new beginning. In arabic letters the 0 has the shape of an egg, the symbol for the origin of life. The Fool is change, motion and the readiness to jump into life, with no cares ever. The Fool knows no difference between possibility and reality, the zero means a total lack of hope and fear, the Fool suspects and plans nothing. He reacts directly to the current situation, nothing is calculated, nothing is hidden.

In most decks the Fool is shown with an animal, as a symbol of nature, the animal soul in perfect harmony with the spirit that just follows its instincts. The Fool is courage, optimism and the belief in life and himself. When times are hard, and we suffer the pressure of 'being reasonable' or denying our instincts, the Fool reminds us that our inner person knows best what to do. 'Always trust your instincts'...

In its negative aspect, the card can say that its qualities are blocked or reversed. Irresponsibilty, mad projects, recklessness - the careless human who covers himself with some artifical madness, for distrusting his instincts and fearing standstill and silence.

Drive: Changes, movement, the innocence of a child

Light: The positive break up of structures and limitations, selfless idealism, endless fantasy, optimism, trust to instincts

Shadow: The negative loss of structures, responsivelessness, useless daydreaming, infantility

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