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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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Karen A Kay says:
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:02

That's OK, Anthony, I hope you got the answers you were looking for! :)

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Anthony says:
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:59

Anthony here--- Those comments below were meant for the 3-card Free Tarot reading. I made a mistake putting my question in this comment section. Brain fart!

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Anthony says:
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 19:02

Tell me anything that i should be aware of coming my way soon.

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Anthony says:
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 15:58

Happy hour brings what my way this evening at the iron horse and eagles?

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Karen A Kay says:
Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:59

We hope so, Lucy! Have you done a Tarot reading to find out? There are some great Love Tarot readings at our sister site Tarot.com: http://www.tarot.com/tarot/love-readings
Good luck!

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Lucy says:
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 07:10

will I meet the love of my life and life partner in the next few weeks/months?

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Ellen says:
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 17:53

I need the resolution to show up NOW

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Ellen says:
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 17:52

This hangman card seems like what i feel right now , confused, stuck and oblibent on what to do next in this dissappointed relationship i'm in ,

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Wodeya says:
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:12

The lovers card so hinges on my current dilemma to choose and settle down with someone

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Ellen says:
Wed, 11/21/2012 - 10:31

I wish I had something that says something about future mateerial wealth or security in finaces. And long asting life time commited partner for me ?

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