0 The FOOL 0

Crossroads, journey, decisions, quest, a new chapter in life, two paths to choose from, changes, choices to be made, ideals, hope of a bright tomorrow, happiness, laughter, trust in life, spontaneity, innocence, trust, openness.


Master Number 22 
Master Number 33


Master Vibration 33

A new phase of life begins, a risk must be taken, a need to abandon the old and start something new.

The Pyramids


(Spiritual Animal Symbology) 

The Ruling Master of the Fool card and the custodian of the number 0 is The Master Lord Maha Chohan  -  The Lord of Civilization.

For those who have an awakened spirituality and for The Illuminated Ones, Lord Maha Chohan's guidance is one of inspiration and it is his influence which stimulates those who aspire to dynamic positions of leadership within communities on Earth.

Lord Maha Chohan is connected to the minerals of the Earth.

The Lord Maha Chohan works on the energy of the third (3rd) Ray, and also watches over and gives the 3rd Ray energy to the numbers 10, 20 and 30.

On the trestleboard of the Cabala, and within the Tree of Life (Yggdrasil), Pathway 0 connects sephira Kether (1)keyword: Crown, with Chokmah (2) keyword: Wisdom

The energy of The Fool combines wisdom with creativity to provide new beginnings, unconditional love, and help when a choice or decision needs to be made.

HERB  -  Ginseng
Ginseng is a tonic and demulcent. Ginseng is considered the herb of ‘Cosmic Energy’. The Ginseng root is used to strengthen all deficiencies and weaknesses.

Symbolically, Ginseng is used for colds, flus and weakened states of being, and for problems with assimilating food. Ginseng is also used for personal support.

The Divine meaning tells of detached innocence, unfettered energy and the freedom to roam and enjoy.

The Fool is a card that resonates with the attributes and vibrations of number 0. It usually is positioned at the beginning of the Major Arcana but can be either at the beginning or the end as it depicts our learning experience through life from beginning to end. Often, our learning experiences and adventures are fraught with mistakes and mishaps and it is part of our lessons to overcome these obstacles in order to evolve.

The Fool signifies one's potential and abilities. Embarking on his journey toward self-knowledge, the Fool is at the same time adventurous and fearful, seemingly open to all possibilities, yet apparently unaware of the dangers that appear in front of him along the way. At the end of his journey the Fool has learned life's lessons and is aware of his place in the world and in one with himself.

The Fool is sometimes known as the ‘Mad Man’. The Fool represents a carefree, relaxed and open attitude and suggests the abilities to live day-by-day without worrying about the future. The Fool also signifies child-like qualities such as trust and spontaneity.

The message of The Fool is to fear nothing. The Fool is well aware that he is Divinely guided and is always protected. He has a fresh innocence, free to go wherever he desires. Free of fear, he truly knows himself and experiences all of his past existence.

The Fool shows no fear of the dangers ahead as he keeps his gaze cast above.

Be prepared to start your day with ‘new’ and not the fears of yesterday. This will help you to ‘know thy self’.

The Fool often depicts a person who takes risks in life and often struggles with their ego. 

The Fool is sometimes seen as a ‘dreamer’. The Fool card often depicts a person who may be naïve, and who is just beginning ‘Life’s Journey’.

On the highest level, The Fool can be in touch with the highest energies. On the lower level, The Fool often chooses to have a great deal of moral blindness. The Fool has a tendency to live in the world of matter (materialism), often leaving the spiritual essence behind.

The task of the Fool is to help others (as well as himself) build a strong foundation.

The Fool stands for each of us as we embark on a new stage in our lives.

The Fool has the desire to achieve goals, but must be careful to make the right choices.

The Fool has a direct link with the highest forces in the Universe, and is gifted with a clear channel of connection.

With the Fool’s influence you are being given the abilities and tools to be able to break free from old ties and habits. The Fool’s influence allows you to be a non-conformist or an ‘individual’. The Fool depicts a sudden awakening or epiphany, and freedom in truth.

The Fool card is linked with the planet Pluto, which is the planet of ‘hidden things’. Because of this there may be issues or circumstances that are not clear or are happening behind the scenes. You are asked to work towards your goals regardless, with faith that your choices will be the correct ones.

The number 0 symbolizes ‘Eternity’. It represents wholeness, oneness and continuing cycles. 0 is Alpha (beginning) and Omega (the Highest), as there is no beginning and no end. All is infinite. In reference to the Fool, 0 is considered to represent the beginning of a spiritual journey and highlights uncertainties.

The Ancients proclaimed that the ‘God force’ is a circle whose centre is everywhere and it’s circumference is nowhere. 

All numbers with the number 0 puts one closer to the ‘God force’ or energy.

The Fool at the end of a reading
When The Fool card appears at the tail-end of a reading, it signifies that the querant is at the very beginning of their journey. Circumstances will come about that will force a change in direction.

When The Fool appears at the beginning of a reading, it may be indicating that haste must be made as now is the time to make ‘life changes’.  Look inward for your answers, then move forward with discretion and confidence.

Appearing in a tarot spread, The Fool depicts a situation where you will have to think very carefully before making your final choice or decision.

The Fool indicates that a new phase of life is about to begin, and appearing in a reading, The Fool asks that you abandon the old to enable you to begin something new.

The Fool tells that sometimes it is necessary to take risks in order to force change. Use discernment though, as sometimes it is wiser to stay put. In a reading, it indicates that it is important to trust your own judgement and plan for the future  -  but do so wisely.

The Fool speaks of risks that need to be taken in order to progress along your path.

The Fool indicates a time of new projects and enthusiastic ideas, happiness, laughter and spontaneity. It tells you to trust in life.

When the Fool appears in a reading, it infers that a great journey is life is about to begin.

When The Fool appears in a reading, it often suggests that the time for change is coming. The Fool may be telling you that it is time to face reality.

In a spread, The Fool signifies that past mistakes must be looked into as lessons were learned through the experience.

When The Fool appears in a spread it is indicating that you may be at a ‘crossroad’ in your life.

When The Fool appears in a reading, it is a message to look to your ‘mistakes’ of the past as many lessons have been learned. You are urged not to make the same mistakes again. Learn from the past.

When the Fool appears in a reading it is a reminder that you must learn for yourself and for the benefit of others. 

The Fool indicates a time of new projects and enthusiastic ideas. A great journey in life may begin. When the Fool appears in a reading, it tells of treading an unknown path with faith and trust as we seek to find spiritual understanding and purpose, while still partaking of earthly life, pain and pleasure.

To be in touch with The Fool is to be in touch with trust in life’s goodness; and somehow those who truly trust seem to be well rewarded.


Insecurities, uncertainties, folly, negligence, absence, carelessness, apathy and vanity, recklessness, irresponsibility.

Irrational impulses, foolishness, and poor judgment are some of the negative aspects of this card, particularly when it appears reversed in a tarot card spread. 

When The Fool appears reversed in a reading it may be implying that you need to be strong in your own resolve, rather than listening to other’s views and opinions.

Depending upon the cards surrounding The Fool, the inquirer may be amidst doubt, uncertainty and/or fear at this time.

The Fool reversed speaks of folly, stupidity and bad decisions and choices. It tells of one who never finishes what one starts. It also indicates that you may be inclined to extravagant behaviour that could lead to your downfall. Have more thought for the consequences of your actions.

The Fool, when reversed, may represent uncertainty and doubt and bring insecurity to the fore. Depending upon the cards surrounding the Fool, the inquirer may be amidst doubt, uncertainty and/or fear.

The Fool reversed tells of choosing the easier path, even at one’s own expense.

When the Fool appears reversed in a reading, one’s behaviour can tend towards irritability and one may become excessive. Childishness and irresponsibility are indicated when The Fool appears reversed. It can, therefore, be taken as a warning to be more responsible and to have more thought for the consequences of one’s actions.

When The Fool appears reversed in a spread it signifies that a foolish choice or decision has been made. It is telling you to be strong within and listen to your inner-voice before making your next move. Ensure that you are happy and satisfied with the way things are progressing in your life  -  If not, change them.

If you are troubled, the reversed Fool card encourages you not to worry or stress, but rather, summon the courage to discuss your position with those concerned.

The Fool, appearing reversed, may be indicating indecisiveness and irresponsibility. At times it may even be indicating mental illness and/or madness.

The Fool, appearing reversed, tells that you may be repeating the same mistakes over and over. It is time to stop, look around critically, then make the relevant changes. It may also be an indication of upcoming chaos, disturbances and possible upheaval.

Reversed, the Fool tells of being unaware and naïve in an important situation or experience.

The Fool reversed indicates that it is not a good time to make binding commitments.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes

NUMEROLOGY - The Vibration and Energy of Numbers



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  2. I wish you would include what it means when the Fool pairs with any of the other cards! When I went to the pips to see, by chance, if it shows what a combination (including the Fool) might mean, I found there were none (at least, not for any of the cards I drew in the reading). I _LOVE_ your sight by the way! It helps add such deeper dimensions to my readings! :)

  3. Hi when the fool in reversed position is placed under the environment or outside influences does it mean that the external world is going through the effects of the fool in reversed? Or do the querent see the external world as a fool in reversed without participation?

  4. I'd like to second Melissa's request. Please do consider adding card combination meanings for the majors, especially *with* other majors.

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