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Tarot School Class One: The Fool
Characteristics: In many decks the Fool is represented by a single person standing at the beginning of a path. Typically they are looking out towards the distance, or they are all ready walking along.
In the Dragon Tarot the Fool is a dragon that's dressed a bit like a high stakes gambler, strolling into a casino.In other versions of this same theme, it is a knight who has wandered in to a Dragon's cave with the hopes of challenging the creature for its treasure.
Basic Text Book Meanings
In the upright position the Fool can mean the beginning of a journey. In the literal sense this could represent starting out on an actual trip, or making a move somewhere. In the metaphorical sense the Fool may represent a desire to have all of your basis covered before making a decision about something critical.
In the reversed, or upside down position, the Fool can be a lack of preparation. Having no real direction to go and not preparing yourself properly.
NateSean's Tarot Tip of the Week
Life isn't one big bowl of cherries. Or it is, but the cherries still have pits you can break your teeth on. Never try to dress up a negative reading as it is dishonest with yourself, your spirit guides, and the person you are reading for.