Look at this guy! The fool is one of my favorite cards, he is the picture of #living
. He holds a white flower of innocence in his left hand and a red bindle in the right to symbolize the great and unknown journey of life! Against a sky as bright as the Manipura chakra he is filled with energy and excitement. The fool is at 0 point, he is both the beginning and the end. Though it looks like he is about to walk to his death he knows if he doesn't go over the edge of his land into the waters below he will never see the whole world. He must end to begin and begin to end.
A dictionary defines a fool as one without reason or #enlightenment
however it's easy to see that is not the case with our Fool. His mouth is closed ever listening to the wisdom of the world around him. We see the feather a symbol of the air, intelligence and quick whit nestled firmly on a laurel wreath a symbol of strength and honor as his crown. Unlike the robes of the magician the Fools are multicolor; red, orange, yellow, green, white, black. His tunic depicts bloomed flowers on top and fruit on bottom, fruits of labor and blooms of mind, bearing seeds to take on a new journey. The White, nearest to his body, shows the transmuting of inner female energy and represents new beginning. The Red of his sleeve resembling flames, the transmuting of male energy and the completing of good work. As the mental #Alchemist
he is, he knows that nothing is gained without trying and so starting the great journey -even though he may fail- sets out to attain his heart's desire.
Not only is the Fool strong of mind he is strong of body he is ready for his journey he knows he cannot fly without a leap of faith. He is our first indication that the tarot just like life is not always what it seems- one of the greatest lessons we can learn from the fool/tarot. (Continued in comments)