General Interpretation and Meaning of The Fool - Upright & Reversed

by astrology valley Oct 25 2021

The Fool is one of the 78 cards of all the Tarot cards. It is one of the 22 Major Arcana card. Sometimes this card is numbered 0, the first card, and sometimes 22, the last card. In many Tarot decks, it is unnumbered and is not considered a part of the 21 Major Arcana cards. However, it serves a unique purpose by itself.  

Now let us look at this Tarot card, its symbolism, and colors before understanding its meaning. In this Major Arcana card, an innocent-looking person is walking towards the cliff. He is walking joyously and gazing at the sky, completely oblivious to what the future holds for him. He carries nothing with him except a small knapsack containing everything he needs, which is not much. He is underprepared for the possible dangers that he might encounter on the journey. He holds a white rose in his hand which is a symbol of purity and freedom. His colorful clothes represent his potential.  

There is a white dog at his heels. It is the symbol of loyalty and protection. As long as the dog is with him, he can continue his expedition into the unknown. When the dog barks, it urges the innocent soul to look around and be aware of the dangers he is approaching. The mountains surrounding him is also the symbol of the challenges he is yet to face.  

To get the Fool in your Tarot reading is the indication of the risks coming in your life. You will have some new experiences in life and learn some useful lessons from them. While you do not know what may come in your life, you should greet it with joy. 

General interpretation and meaning of The Fool (Upright) 

The Fool is a positive card to get in a Tarot reading. It is indicative of fresh beginnings in life. If you get this card in your Tarot reading, you will embark on new adventures in life. These adventures will teach you a lot about life. You might have to take risks on this new path but these risks will help you grow in life. When this card appears, it indicates that you should make a leap of faith although take your time before taking a leap.   


This card brings a lot of changes to your life. These will be positive changes so welcome these changes with your arms wide open. Even though you are not very sure about these changes, trust your intuition and just follow your heart. Keep your mind open and clear at this time and embrace the unknown. Commit yourself to these changes completely and you might soon see positive changes.  

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

The appearance of the Fool in love Tarot reading means that you are soon going to embark on a new romantic adventure. You will have some new and loving experiences in your love life. Now is the time for you to be bold and take some risks in your life.  

For those of you who are in a relationship, you will fall in love more deeply than before. It will be difficult to contain your excitement. You will sing and dance in love, just like in the movies. If you are single, this card might be the cue to confess your feelings for your crush. Naturally, the fear of rejection comes with confessing your love. But you must this card indicates that you should not let your fear of rejection hold you back. When you keep your mind and heart open, you will not fear the unknown. Once you have faith in yourself, you will find what you want. However, this card is also a symbol of a lack of commitment. Make sure not to let your true love go because of this.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Upright) 

The appearance of this card in your money and career Tarot reading means that new opportunities will knock on your door pretty soon. It may indicate the start of a new business or doing your dream job. Other people might not understand what you wish to do and how you will do it. But be patient, they will get their answers pretty soon and your success will be the greatest answer to their questions.  

For current projects, this card means that you will have some creative ideas that you will work on to improve your work. Be clever and do not miss any opportunity. Do your research properly before taking any risk but do not doubt your decisions. Take a leap of faith and everything will work in your favor.   

This card also means that things will be great for you financially. You will have enough money to spend on adventurous trips. By learning a new skill or exploring your curiosity, you will be able to do everything you desire.  

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

The Fool represents good physical health in the health Tarot reading. It represents that you will be full of life and energy. If your health was not in great condition before, it will be fine pretty soon. However, this card also means that you could get into accidents. So, if you have been a little careless in the past few days, pay attention to your health now. Do not let your carelessness ruin your health. Also, this card represents pregnancy, the new beginning to life.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

The appearance of the Fool in your spiritual Tarot reading means that you will embark on a new spiritual journey. You will be eager to explore newer areas and have new adventures. Since the Fool is the embodiment of your inner child and innocent soul it will guide you on your journey and make you fearless, daring, and carefree. You will let your heart take your decisions which will turn out to be good for you.  

General interpretation and meaning of the Reversed Fool Tarot card 

The meaning of reversed Fool card is the opposite of the upright Fool card like you guessed. It signifies a new beginning just like the upright card but you may be reluctant to begin it. You might behave very recklessly and will be completely ignorant of what the future holds for you. Your reckless behavior could let you in some difficult situations where you might seriously hurt yourself.  

It also means that you lack the hope and motivation to achieve something. You will not give your hundred percent to your dream and ultimately fail in achieving it because of the lack of faith. Confidence and self-awareness are the two most important things to attain success and if you lack these, it is time to cultivate these with your will and actions.  

Love & Relationships Interpretation (Reversed) 

When reversed Fool card appears in your love Tarot reading, it means that you need to be cautious about who to love. Your lover might be too immature to handle commitment and love. So, do not increase your expectations unnecessarily.  

On the other hand, it can also mean that your adventurous spirit is holding you back from committing to your relationship with your whole heart. This may cause problems in your relationship and leave it on shaky ground where uncertainty will rule. Do not let your insecurities get the better of you.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of the reversed Fool card in your career Tarot reading means that you are full of energy and enthusiasm and yet you will not be able to succeed in your life without facing any consequences of your actions. Do not take any reckless decisions or it could have some serious implications on your colleagues too. Do proper background research before committing to anything because there are chances that you could be fooled by someone.  

Sometimes, you might be bored with your job and may wish to do something new. But circumstances will not let your desires come true. Or sometimes, you may refrain from giving ideas because of the lack of confidence. Remember, you are no less than anyone and your ideas are as valuable as others. So, speak up!  

Things do not seem so great on the financial front for you. You might spend more on impulse shopping or lose money due to your reckless investments. So, make your financial decisions wisely.  

Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of the reversed Fool card in the health Tarot reading indicates that you should try out alternative health treatments for your ailments because the treatments you are using right now are not working. You must be attentive and careful in everything you do because this card means that you will be more prone to accidents. However, keeping an open mind and faith in your abilities will help you get well soon.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of this card in the spiritual Tarot readings means that you are seeking new spiritual paths to follow. You wish to gain new experiences and embark on new adventures which other people will find difficult to understand. However, you must be careful in exploring your options lest you stray too far from your own beliefs and traditions.