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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

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Tarot Card for Everyone for Today:

The Fool

General Meaning:

Pamela Coleman-Smith's artful rendition of an "innocent Fool" archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character -- a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable -- as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise -- that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don't forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves -- and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves -- in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

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Debbra says:
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:20

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chloe charlene... says:
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:15

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ako Saluorg says:
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:36

Hey, 3 march pisces here 1994. How you all doing :) ?

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chloe charlene... says:
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:32

what do you mean Debra Reynolds?

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debra reynolds says:
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:17

That was scary thought. LOL

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chloe charlene... says:
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:23

hey trevor Czerniejewski, this is chloe and i am wondering how old you are?

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Anthony says:
Sat, 08/03/2013 - 07:36

What comes my way this day?

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Trevor Czerniejewski says:
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:54

Chloe, hey I could use a good conversation as well! What would you like to talk about?

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chloe charlene... says:
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 09:20

i am looking for someone special ,i need someone special to have a nice conversation with who would understand what i am talking about, i am a 17-year old female girl looking for someone who is my age.

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chloe charlene... says:
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 09:14

i like my tarot card for today

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