Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (0) The Fool Reversed

The Fool Reversed
Introduction: Even when reversed, the Fool is an indicator of newness; as well as the purity and open-hearted energy of a child. This is generally considered a positive card, with the caveat that it's important to take time to be sure that you are "looking where you're going." In reversal, The Fool can show that there is a need for a new beginning, but that there is some hesitancy about making it happen.

General: In general, this card would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning – and in reversal it can mean that the querent has some level of resistance toward this new beginning. Sometimes in this context it can mean that the “fresh start” is coming, whether you want it or not.

Work: You may have excellent ideas and plans for your work which you seem to be hesitant about “putting out there,” when the Fool is showing in reverse in a work question. Have some faith in yourself and give voice to your ideas. It could pay off more than you’d imagine. You may be feeling a longing to start a new position - or even that the time could be right for you to "go off on your own" and start your own business. At least give these potential changes some thought.

Love: When the Fool comes up in reverse in a love related question, it can indicate that your desire for freedom and independence could very well be interfering with your love relationship(s) and/or could be perpetuating the situation where you don’t have a committed relationship. If you want love, don’t be foolish. Open yourself up.


Finances: In terms of finances, the Fool reversed sounds a bit of a cautionary note. You may indeed have some special opportunities which could pay off for you financially. However, before you sign on any dotted lines, you’d best run the numbers and be sure that you do your due diligence. All may not be as it appears on the surface.

Health: The Fool reversed underscores the possibility that you'll be somewhat accident prone in the near future; be "present in the moment" and don't take silly chances. With the reversed fool, if you have been having health problems, this is a signifier to reach out and consider different modalities of healing and/or possibly even a different doctor. Positive thought is important and you should pay attention to what you are thinking now; as our attitudes and thoughts quite definitely can affect our health.

Spirituality: When you draw the Fool reversed in the context of spirituality, you may be considering leaving a religion/spiritual tradition which has been part of your life for some time. You are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they "fit." Nothing wrong with this exploration, however don't get too carried away in any one thing while you are "just shopping." This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality, and your friends and family may not understand where this is coming from. Regardless, you have to do what is best for you, no matter what they think. Bear in mind that exploration is not the same as commitment.