Aries the first Astrological sign in the Zodiac cycle, began on March 20th the first day of spring and continues to influence us through most of April.
The first day of April has been know as April’s Fools Day, since the Middle ages.
I no longer play pranks on April Fool’s Day and similar to the Fool Card has taken on new meaning.
Since the day still stands out. I am pronouncing it as Tarot Fool’s Day in honor of the Fool Card. I’m asking you to join me in taking a leap of faith as the Fool does. Also, I need the support.
The Tarot Fool is not represented by Aries or the Fire element but by the planet Uranus, usually associated the Air element. Uranus frees us from limitations. In the body it is indicated by Aquarius ankles, so do some ankle rotations to help you free up energy.
The Fool Card as the sign of Aries is a beginning. It is the first of the *Major Arcana’s cards. Curiously, in most classic Tarot, numerological, The Fool is represented by 0 and not 1.
*The 22 Major Arcana cards narrate the entire range of archetypical experiences.
Once I decided to declare this new holiday, everything opened up. I was able to move forward and also start working on an important piece of my work I couldn’t seem to get to.
Where will you be the Fool? See mine below.
Attributes: The Fool is spontaneous and seeks adventure. He is the archetypal wanderer and risk-taker. He is guileless. The Fool is both unconstrained and unrestrained.
Advice: Go on a whim or take a leap of faith. Just go. Be brave and open to anything new. Find your truth and see where it leads you.
Story: The meaning of the Fool has evolved. At points, he was seen as rash and goofy. In medieval kingdoms, the Jester, who had qualities of the “Wise Fool,” served the court in the role of a clown or trickster. Jesters entertained the king, but also satirized corruption, hubris, or arrogance on the part of the rulers. They also had privileges and duties that included speaking the truth to their employers, even if it was critical or unwelcome.
The Fool is the Joker in a deck of playing cards. He can manifest as anything. Today, the Fool is admired and respected. He is still carefree, yet his risk-taking is viewed more as a choice and courage. The Fool is the only card that does not belong to one particular Chakra.
The Fool is the first of the Major Arcana cards and represents the soul embarking upon journey. If the soul survives intact, it is housed in a cave behind the heart. If not, due to trauma or other injuries to Spirit, it can take refuge in other, hidden areas of the body consciousness. If this is the case, it requires “soul retrieval,” trauma release, or other somatic therapeutic healing methods in order to become re-integrated and restored to wholeness. To my mind, it makes sense that the Fool energy, or archetypical, free or a prior “soul” would normally abide below the Ether Chakra and above (or behind) the Air Chakra.