So I thought it might be fun to start a series to give this blog a little more structure. So once a week I am going to write about a card. As well, once a week I am going to do a reading and post about it so we can experience new spreads. I will also be posting once a week about something other than tarot cards. So that’s 3 posts a week! I’m really looking forward to writing more.
So before I get into today’s card I figured I should give a little run down on what tarot cards are. As with most things in Wicca everyone views things a little differently so for simplicity I will explain what tarot is to me. Tarot is a way to get answers about your past, present, and future if you continue the path you’re on now. So having said that I think you are able to change the reading you get. So for example you do a reading that says you are going to experience a heartbreak. I think that means if you continue the path you’re on now you will experience this heartbreak. But, now that you know what is going to happen you can take measures to prevent this and start a new path. As to who or what is responsible for the cards being pulled, I believe that doing a tarot reading is you and the universal energy source working as one. So yes the universal energy source is helping you but you still have to know what you’re doing yourself to do a good reading. And just as a little disclaimer I use Crystal Visions tarot cards but all these descriptions for the cards I give are relevant to all styles of cards.
The first Major Arcana card is the fool. Major Arcana cards in general (not just this particular one) when pulled are considered more significant than any of the minor cards. They are considered the core foundation of the entire deck.
When the fool is pulled upright it stands for innocence, new beginnings, and a free spirit. So the fool card is considered the 0 card. 0 stands for infinite potential. Because she is a blank slate and represents innocence and new beginnings the new journey she’s about to start will influence who she becomes. This journey will be a positive one and will free you from the typical constraints you’re under. She lives life simply with no worries despite not knowing what is ahead. She also can be telling you to take a risk. She expresses courage as she understands you have to take risks sometimes to reap rewards. You never really know what’s up ahead so embrace it with joy.
When the fool is pulled in reverse is stands for recklessness, being taken advantage of, and inconsideration. When reversed the fool card quite literally implies that you’re acting like a fool by disregarding the consequences of your actions. You tend to not see the danger you’re in. This card can also mean you’re not planning your future and only living in the moment. You need to be more cautious and make sure you’re not being taken advantage of. If it sounds to good, it may not be true.
If you’d like to do a tarot spread about recognizing your fears in a new situation so that you may learn and grow I’ve got one for you. Firstly you should take the fool card out of your deck and hold it as you meditate on your new situation and how to approach it like the fool when pulled upright. Next shuffle your cards however you like to and pull them using your preferred method.
Card 1: This card represents you, your attitude, innocence, naivete, your inexperience in this situation.
Card 2: This card represents that upon which you have always relied, the solidity of the past that you may have to leave now. This card is certainty and routine and the familiar.
Card 3: This card represents the risk you have to take, the first step into the unknown, whether large or small.
Card 4: This card represents your fears, which can be real or imaginary, grounded in the reason of the situation or founded in panic.
Card 5: This card represents the unknown, what you have to gain, the learning you will come by, the experience and maturity that can be had, the life you can be living.
Thanks for reading! Please feel free to leave any thoughts or question in the comments. Maybe even share your results for your tarot reading if you try this spread out. Merry Meet and Blessed Be.