The Tarot – Major Arcana – The Fool

The Tarot – Major Arcana – The Fool

Number: 0

Element: Air

Astrology: Uranus – The eclectic plant of originality and eccentricity 

Keywords: Potential, openness, freedom, fresh start, journey,  curiosity,  possibility,  inspiration, joy, confidence,  vision, faith, adventure, hope and courage.

  Stay hungry.  Stay foolish. 

This quote is the farewell message placed on the back cover of the 1974 edition of The Whole Earth Catalogue . Steve Jobs was a fan of the magazine. In his words:

On the back of the cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’

This quote encapsulates the energy of  The Fool so well. The quote is an encouragement to keep in a state of learning and an open state of mind, perhaps like seeing the world through a child’s eyes.

The tarot card The Fool is a deeply creative card,   and it represents the start of a new beginning or rebirthing.   This card contains within itself all the elements of the other cards.  It is the original creative seed, which expresses great potential, creativity, freedom, fresh vision, and possibility.  It indicates that your creative, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, or physical energy is transforming towards new horizons.   Aces in your reading lend greater weight to this new beginning.   Life is made up of cycles, and as spring bursts forth after winter, so does The Fool  burst forth on his journey.    The energy of this card is enthusiastic, naïve, curious and irrepressible.  It speaks of both the ending of one cycle, and the beginning of another cycle simultaneously.  It is the seed which contains all elements, gently unfolding within itself.  The Fool urges you take a leap of faith into the unknown, in order to create positive change.  With  faith, courage, and an irrepressible spirit you are able to manifest new realities into being.   When The Fool appears in your Tarot  reading, you can be assured that something new and wonderful is on the horizon.  Embrace this new beginning and trust in your intuition to guide you towards beginning a new cycle in life.

The Fool

The Major Arcana – The Fool




Tarot cards Suit of Pentacles 

Pentacles = Green = Earth

Other Names: Disks, Coins, Stones, Diamonds, Skulls

Element: Earth

Birth = Earth = Pentacles = Pages

Astrological Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Moon Phase: Waning Cresent

Direction: North
Season: Winter 

Attributes: Passive, female, materiality, commerce

In regards to self: Body, Stability, Core, Balanced, Diligent 
Qabbalistic World: Assiah, the material world

Earth is seen as the material, the physical & the sensual. A Passive element, Earth allows for growth and development of foundations for future progress.  It promotes prosperity, and represents savings, growth, and stability.

Pentacles, represent all things material and physical, what you experience using your senses. They deal with your money, business, career, material possessions, your job, career, and your home. Working hard and building stable foundations are attributes of this suit. Pentacle people don’t mind working hard.  They are stable and dependable, often found as tradesmen, farming, business and real estate careers.

Keywords: money, power, sexual, strong, dependable, reliable, practical, capable, skilled, traditional, consistent, straightforward, grounded, sensible, growth, wealth, duty, down-to-earth, materialistic, wise, frugal, domesticity, home ownership, career minded

Suit of Pentacles – Element of Earth

Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti

Tarot Cards Suit of Swords

Swords = Blue = Air

Other Names: Staves, arrows, knives

Element: Air

Conception = Air = Swords = Kings

Attributes: Active, male

Astrological Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Moon Phase: Full Moon

Direction: East
Season:  Autumn/Fall

Attributes: Active, male, controversy, conflict

In regards to self: Mind, thoughts, fears, ambition, knowledge, intellect
Qabbalistic World: Yetzirah – the Formative World

Air is seen as the intellect, logic and reasoning. An active element, Air carries your thoughts, dreams and fears.   Your mind and thoughts can visualise many possibilities, yet only one path is actually possible.  

Swords represent logic, the mind and your thoughts. They deal with problems and troubles, planning, communication, ideas, fears, possible outcomes and their consequences.  In a tarot card reading swords represent your daily life struggles, fears, and problems in general. The very nature of a sword is sharp and penetrating. Combined with the swiftness of air, the combination can see situations arise quickly. The ability to think clearly means resolution is quick also. Sword people are great thinkers and usually drawn to academic careers.  You will find them in study, research, teaching, the sciences, law courts and libraries. They have a sharp intellect and think about all potential outcomes with a reasoning mind.

Keywords: decisions, worries, problems, issues, tension, communication, intelligence, conflict, arguments, logic, reason, cognition, ideas, inspirations, balance, equilibrium, intellect, intelligent, overthinking, forethought 

Suit of Swords – Element of Air

Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti

Tarot Cards Suit of Cups

Cups = Gold = Water

The color gold because water reflects the container it is in.

Other Names: Chalices, Grails, Cauldrons, Vessels

Element: Water

The Womb = Water = Grails = Queens

Astrological Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Direction: West

Season:  Summer

Attributes: Passive, feminine, emotional, receptive, flowing, relationships, transformation, empathy

In regards to self: Emotions, love, receptivity, intuition 

Qabbalistic World: Briah – the Creative World

Water is seen as the emotions, your feelings, and your intuition.  Emotions like water can be deep or shallow.  Oceans are responsive to the moon, so pay attention if the moon card is also present in your reading.  This signifies a greater depth of intuitive and emotional influences at play.

Cups represent your emotions, feelings, your subconscious, intuition and psychic awareness.  They deal with love and relationships, inner feelings, your reactions or responses to emotional experiences, and the pursuit of emotional happiness. Cups people are sensitive and emotional, empathetic and creative.

Keywords: creative, intuitive, clairsentient, psychic, nurturing, receptive, imaginative, caring, relationships, love, dreams, sensitivity, romantic, artistic, spiritual, expression, flexibility, fluidity, calm motion, serenity, empathetic

Suit of cups – Element of water

Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti