00. THE FOOL
— A new journey —
THE FOOL TAROT CARD MEANING
THE FOOL TAROT MESSAGE
beginnings, trusting the Universe, a time for optimism, not knowing what’s coming, naivety, needing to learn new skills, analysis paralysis, a leap of faith
Trust yourself! Don’t allow analysis paralysis or creative blocks set in because you are frozen in fear. Don’t let your over-thinking spoil your beautiful magic.
EXPERIENCing the Tarot FOOL
Skip, Skip, Shuffle. Skip, Skip, Shuffle.
She hums a tune she used to know. And
with bated wishes she leaps into an abyss of stars.
And possibility. 1, 2, 3… Leap.
A million bits of colored stardust rise up to meet her, and she greets fable, myth and opportunity as she tumbles deeper. Her reality shifts, and she sees that her future is in here, in this beautiful swirl of light and potential. ‘What are you searching for?’ asks the Muse. ‘Something brave,’ she whispers, ‘Something new.’
For the briefest of moments, she feels unprepared. Naïve. Unsure. Foolish. Is she ready for this? Can she really take this journey? Then she remembers that she believes in magic. And in hopes fulfilled. And she smiles. She leans gleefully, spinning deeper into this trust, and she begins to hum once more – a song that sounds different this time around. Grander. Epic, even. The notes vibrate the space around her, and her new path begins to unfold beneath her feet. Leaving nothing to do but begin.
Imagine yourself at the top of a cliff looking into the Universe abyss. What do you need to bring with you? What do you need to leave behind? Look down and imagine the shoes are you wearing for this journey. The dreams you are taking with you. What wisdom do you draw close as you slide into the pool of life below?
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”– Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Use your non-dominant hand to try making marks on paper. Try using a new material or a unique paper. Grab some charcoal or watercolor, or anything that prompts new connections to your inner-child. Play. Try closing your eyes as you mark and doodle, and imagine the leap you need to take to get where you want to go. Keeping your eyes closed, mark out the stars or the sights that you see on the way down.