This is the alpha, card 0, the first step in any journey. Arguably the most important card in the deck. It’s a card of embracing change, and creating or recognizing new opportunities.
There is a sense of innocence here, of having enough faith in the universe to step into the unknown. Of having faith that your ancestors and your spiritual protection are working for you. But also having enough faith in yourself to pursue any journey or take on any obstacle or challenge.
The fool is a card of mindfulness in it’s innocence, of existing in the current moment, carefree and without fear.
In moments of indecision and doubt, The Fool reminds to keep your faith and move forward.
The Fool, in his innocence, is also a card of youthful joy and the promise that anything is possible.
On the other hand, when reversed or next to a detrimental card it could also represent lack of awareness and poor intuition, fear of the unknown, stagnation, recklessness, or negative Karma from previous lives.