The Fool Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had the Fool Tarot card in your reading and want to know what it means? Maybe you are new to the world of Tarot cards and need some help deciphering your reading?

Or are you curious and want to know more? No matter the reason that brought you here today, we have the answer for you!

Interpreting your Tarot cards can be tricky business, especially when you see a card like the Fool.

immediately, you think this is a bad card. But when you head online to find some clarity, you are met with conflicting answers that leave you more confused than before! 

And that is where we come in to put your mind at ease.

Keep reading for all the possible meanings of the upright and reversed Fool Tarot card so you can know exactly what your reading means!

Upright Fool Tarot Card General Meaning

Generally, the Fool Tarot card is a positive one suggesting new beginnings. The card indicates you are about to embark on an unexpected and exciting adventure.

This adventure will take you on a path that requires a leap of faith. Take the leap, as you can grow from these new experiences! 

The adventure could be a literal adventure, like visiting a new place, or a spiritual adventure. Generally, the change will be positive, but it does suggest you should pause and consider all the facts before you jump!

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in to look at all the possible meanings in more detail. 


The Fool card can suggest you are accident-prone! Be extra careful if you see this card in your reading. The card can also be a good omen if you have had health problems, as it suggests energy and vitality. 

The Fool Tarot card also represents pregnancy and the beginning of a new life. 

Love And Relationships

The Fool card can suggest spontaneity and excitement, but it can be a fickle card. If you are in a relationship, the card suggests you are so in love you cannot hide your excitement!

But if the person doing the reading is asking about commitment, the card can symbolize a lack of commitment or that you are not ready for commitment. 

If you are single, the card is a good indicator that a carefree and impulsive romance is on the horizon! Get ready for a fun-filled romance! Just take care not to miss out on true love if it comes your way during this period.

Money And Career

The Fool Tarot card can suggest it is time to start your own business or go for your dream job! Sure, there will be people in your life that don’t understand your goals or might try to put you off them.

You must show them patience and explain your reasons to them. Don’t let them get in your head though, you should be focused solely on achieving your goals! 

If you are working on a current project, the Fool card can suggest new ideas are coming and that you should have a fresh bout of energy to tackle your projects with! There are big opportunities for advancement coming your way. 

Spend some time researching your opportunities and their potential risks before making any decisions. Don’t be afraid of the steps you take, just make sure you have all the facts before you dive in!


The Fool Tarot card suggests you are at the start of a spiritual journey that will lead to great things! Allow yourself to try new approaches and paths, you never know where they will take you!

You might encounter others that do not understand the journey you are on, ignore them and focus on doing what is right for you. 

Reversed Fool Tarot Card General Meaning

Generally, the reversed Fool card suggests there is a new beginning on your horizon you are reluctant about. Whether you want to jump into the new beginning or not, it is coming! 

The card also suggests you live in the moment, but that you are behaving a little recklessly toward others. This could be intentional or unintentional.

The reversed Fool also suggests you are being irrational, have a lack of faith or hope, and aren’t feeling as much fun as before. 

Now that we have covered the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in deeper and look at the possible meanings in more detail!


A reversed Foot Tarot suggests alternative treatments that could help solve any health issues you are currently experiencing. There is also an increased chance of accidents if you are accident-prone, so make sure you are mindful of your surroundings.

Love And Relationships

The reversed Fool Tarot card suggests that by seeking adventure, you might be missing out on the love you have always wanted! You could also be causing uncertainty in your relationship, so be sure to pause and consider your actions. 

Your relationship might involve some questionable behavior that could lead to insecure feelings that will impact your relationship. 

Money And Career

Financially, a reversed Fool Tarot suggests some promising financial opportunities are on their way! Make sure you do all your research before making any decision, as you don’t want to be taken advantage of! 

Career-wise, you might be feeling restless in your current job or considering starting your own business. You might not have the confidence to share your best ideas or assert yourself in your current role.

This fear or lack of confidence is unnecessary, you have just as much right to share your ideas as anyone else in the room! 


The reversed Fool suggests you are looking for new spiritual experiences and are ready to cast off old traditions. Those around you might be confused about your new interest, but let this wash over you. You are focusing on yourself and that is a good thing! 

Make sure you explore all your options and don’t follow one path too far until you know what option is right for you. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Fool Tarot card. While it might seem initially like a bad card to receive, it is a positive one that could lead you towards new adventures! 

Zhara O’Brien
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