Welcome To The Major Arcana Destiny Tarot Cards
The Major Arcana are the destiny cards, each representing the rapturous joys and doleful sorrows that every man and woman comes to know throughout life’s long course of fortunes.
For me, the Major Arcana have taught basic life lessons. I learned the Tarot using “The Rider Waite Tarot”, and I continue with it to this very day, as I feel my strongest bond to this Tarot deck.
The Major Arcana symbolize immensely powerful archetypes that evoke the profoundest thoughts and life experiences that, one way or another, will weave themselves into the story of our lives.
The Fool travels through the Major Arcana, learning and experiencing its mysteries from card #0 (The Fool) through card #21 (The World).
In the same way, your course through the Major Arcana, will inculcate you with the lore and realizations vital to anyone hoping to live a life of progress and understanding rather than one of delusion and stagnation.
Our instructive journey will test our strengths and values so that we can achieve the next level of growth.
At last reaching card #21, “The World”, you will find that the multitude of mental and emotional adventures you will have confronted will yield the successful realization of your goals.
Then the great cycle of discovery and progress will begin again from its origins, but with greater wisdom on your part.
Treading the well-worn paths once and again, you do not wander into the woods of error as you did the first time.
However similar the experiences may seem, you will handle them in a new manner, and that will make all the difference.
I have been the Fool many times in my life and taken chances that have backfired.
On the other hand, I have also taken the proper chances that moved me beyond what I ever thought possible.
All the chances that I have taken with love have turned out badly for some reason or another.
At one time, I sincerely believed that I was going to remain a solitary figure for the rest of my life, and the idea scared me tremendously.
So, I gave up on men until I felt ready, never realizing until much later the purpose those encounters had served.
It was then that I realized that they were preparing me for the true happiness that lay in my future, enabling me to identify and resolve certain issues in my character that needed addressing.
All patched up and ready to move forward. Starting over as the Fool again
The Story Of The Fool Tarot Card And The Symbol Interpretations
The Fool is numerated zero in the Tarot deck symbolizing independence, freedom, a new beginning and starting over again.
The Fool embarks on his new journey, unsure of his destination, bound by no plans and indifferent to possible complications along the way.
Innocent and carefree, he walks his dog along his path near the mountain’s edge – unaware of the dangers surrounding him.
As he sets off blindly, the Fool blithely risks plunging off the cliff from sheer carelessness. Luckily, his faithful dog keeps him safe by nipping at his feet to warn him that he is perilously close to the edge.
He feels all the possibilities of a fresh, new, start, his stomach swirling with butterflies. The yellow sky, which matches his boots, reflects his cheery optimism, vitalized with every step he takes.
Looking like a special star, a veritable white starburst, the sun guides the Fool on his new quest. The starburst is numerated zero, which indicates that he is starting afresh.
The snow-capped mountains in the background signal that summer is far from here, and a chill hangs in the air. The snow-capped mountains indicate his aspiration to soar higher than ever before.
With spring on the way, the feeling of new origins surges inside him.
His white shirt is symbolic of purity, and the white rose of purity carried by the Fool assures him that his new adventure will well repay his every step.
But the rose also has thorns, oracles that tell of a few stinging events to befall him along his path, a warning that fails to dissuade him.
Those darn rose thorns hurt...
His colorful tunic with red sleeves is radiant with blooming flowers and suggests his creativity, blossoming with energy and action.
A knapsack holds some of his belongings and his dog (symbol of faithfulness) prances at his side.
Rejoicing to be on the move again, he yearns to explore all the possibilities before him. He looks forward, not back.
The Fool Is On The Way To Meet The Magician
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