Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What The Tarot Fool Can Teach Us About Love

What The Tarot Fool Can Teach Us About Love Cover One of the most common inquiries I receive as a Tarot reader is the question of Love: When will I meet Mr. or Mrs. Right? Although the Tarot often refers to future possibilities and potential outcomes, finding love is really up to each individual. The Tarot is a reminder that we are the instruments for our own destinies. We are like the Fool, embarking on a journey of self-development and self-growth. We have countless opportunities to carve our own paths and we are truly the masters of our own fates.

The Fool represents the individual that does not necessarily have courage, but does have the willingness to journey into the unknown. He is the risk taker, open and willing to explore new opportunities and directions. He personifies the child within, constantly trying new things and discovering new paths. His unbiased openness and vulnerability always enable him to learn something new. The Fool represents the potential in all things. He is there to remind us that anything is possible.

Unfortunately, as we experience life we distance ourselves from our inner Fools. Our perspectives and beliefs systems become shaded and biased. We become fearful of trying new things and taking risks. In love matters, we may have been hurt or disappointed. We no longer approach others with a vulnerable and open perspective. Instead, we are cautious and inhibited. We become afraid of rejection and criticism. We want to find love, but are apprehensive and tentative. So what does one do?

We follow the path of the Fool. The Fool is not concerned if he gets rejected or turned down. Instead, he happily tries again without concern, embarrassment or fear of failure. He does not care whether he looks ridiculous or foolish. If something doesn’t workout, he tries again. The Fool represents the part or ourselves that that does not care whether something is perfect or if we make a mistake. He is there to encourage us to continue on without hesitation or trepidation.

Finding love can be an adventurous journey. Tap into your inner Fool and allow the future to unfold. If you draw the Fool in a Tarot reading, it’s time to think outside of your box. Free yourself from feelings of self-consciousness and take some chances. Listen to your intuition and trust your process. The Fool reminds us that the journey can be just as rewarding as the end result. The true goal is to enjoy the trip.

To learn more about tarot card meanings and symbolism, please visit Carolyn’s free tarot guide.

Books You Might Enjoy:

Michael Harrison - The Roots Of Witchcraft
Ona - The Dark Forces
Walter Scott - Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft
Thomas Moore - Candle Magick For Love