The fools journey is backbone of a Tarot decks symbolism. The Fool is where we all foremost find ourselves on our spiritual path, or upon The Great Work as it were. It’s being in a newborn state of spiritual ignorance being blissful- we have no concept of the future or what fortune or horrors will unfold, nor have we the need for it. It’s the Noob in its purest form, one who has infinite possibility ahead of them. Astrology is a vital part of the Thoth system and The Fools journey has parallel symbolism to the journey through the Zodiac- which is where we’re going to start with the correspondences.
- The Fool corresponds to the planet Uranus, who is the God of the sky and symbolizes revolution and invention, shocks to the system, and events that will shake up your life.
- The Element that corresponds to The Fool is Air which represents a life giving force often symbolized by breath.
- The Hebrew letter that corresponds to The Fool is Aleph א or Breath
- This is a silent letter, so as breath is silent silence then becomes key symbolism.
- The I Ching that corresponds to The Fool # 4 Youthful Folly, or the careless attitude of youth.
- The numerological correspondence to The Fool is 0- zero is ready for anything that may lie ahead, even whilst having no idea what good or bad turns may unfold. Zero is the primordial void we’re pulled from, a state of pristine nothingness.
- New Beginnings
- Embracing the unknown
- Letting go of fear
- Having faith
- Living in the moment