The Fool in the Marseilles Tarot - Card Reading

Please find out the explanation of the meaning of the El Loco Card, what it indicates when it goes backward or forwards, and its possible application to the various facets of your life and day-to-day issues.

The Fool is Card 0 (zero), or 22, of the Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille. El Loco’s face expresses naivety and innocence. It is the image of a traveler or the pilgrim of life who returns to his father’s house. In its freedom, it reflects eternal love and power. Like Card 0, it represents the end and the beginning. Know the meaning of the Card The Fool in the Tarot, what it indicates when it goes to the right or the other way around, and its possible application to the different facets of life and day-to-day issues.

The Major Arcana numbering tells you where you are in a particular situation or problem. Ask your question to the Tarot and interpret the Arcanum according to its number and respective position in the deck. When his life experiences are complete, El Loco returns to zero. Despite the divinatory meaning of the Cards, think of the Tarot as a journey. If you look at the Letters that are coming out in this way, for each topic you place, it becomes easier to intuitively interpret the Letters and face their messages as, also, a life story.

The Figure and The Symbiology of the Card The Fool in the Tarot of Marseille

  • Arcane 0 or 22, according to the fortune teller
  • Zodiacal Affinity: Uranus
  • Keywords: Drive, temporary love enthusiasm, naivety, childishness, purity, honesty.
  • Key expressions: The eternal optimist, receptive to new opportunities and adventures, spontaneous and carefree, new beginnings, starting a personal project, believing in one’s own abilities, following the heart, needing to trust luck, head that lives in the clouds, impulsive behavior.
  • Tip: Jump, but look first.
  • Inverted Meaning: Idealistic thinking can cloud practical considerations; nonsense.

The figure

In Carta El Loco, we see a man walking with a baton in his hand. He carries a cane with a bundle of clothing on his shoulder. He has a broken stocking on one of his legs as if it had been scratched by the cat that accompanies him.

The Fool is seen as an extra Card, considered by many fortune-tellers to be a Card outside the deck, which may or may not be numbered. When that happens, it is assigned the number 0 (zero) or 22.

This Letter has a special reading; in numerological terms, it means the beginning of everything, hence the number zero. It was adopted into modern playing cards, which is known as the Joker. When it is placed at the beginning of the deck, it symbolizes the beginning of the journey and, in the end, the consequence or the beginning of another. The choice is personal.

The illustration of El Loco suggests the image of a traveler or a pilgrim who carries only the luggage necessary for his mission. He appears to be free, not dependent on anything or anyone and continues on his way with joy and confidence.

The most important thing for this character is the path and the adventures he will have to reach his destination. The cat that follows you represents the sixth sense, the instinct that alerts you to the possible dangers that may arise in your journey. That is the voice you must hear in the face of danger.

The Symbiology

El Loco represents new beginnings and a positive and carefree attitude towards life. It represents the part of the person that wakes up when they need adventure, fall in love or look for quick answers. It is like a child who looks at life with the eyes of innocence and who is surprised by everything and everyone.

The Fool in the Tarot implies that life is full of surprises and can indicate that it is time to leave worries and insecurities behind, to rely on luck instead of being afraid to make a choice. This Letter may also suggest some immaturity in the face of emotional relationships or work.

This universal figure represents the archetype of those people who seem to go through life with freedomwithout being tied to social conventions, to a fixed and routine job. That they do not submit to the orders of third parties to survive. Deep down, they live with little, for the pleasure of travel, adventure, and fun, and without relating much to the reality of the material world.

In Numerology, the 0 symbolizes the circle of the beginning and the end. In Kabbalah, it corresponds to path number 11 of the Tree of Life: the crown of wisdom.

Reading the Card The Fool in the Marseille Tarot Game

Reading of the Letter to the Law

It indicates that you are at the moment leaving the comfort zone and that everything that revolves around the person encourages them to go forward and take risks. Change is yet to come, and it is inevitable. Be it in a relationship, at work, or on day-to-day issues. Change is not worth resisting. However, he advises you to open your eyes wide and observe reality carefully and realistically.

In love, this Letter indicates great passion; in friendships and in family, it suggests adventure and fun. In financial terms, it predicts good possibilities, the same for the professional field, where new opportunities may arise or the start of a new activity or project.

Reading the Card That Goes Backwards

When it appears backward, El Loco suggests the need to lose the fear of moving on. The wounds of the past must be analyzed and the lessons learned. After that, it only remains to raise your head and continue the path, whatever it may be.

The past is learning that will transform innocence into knowledge for a new stage that is beginning. It can also indicate loneliness and friends who drift away. In economic terms, it predicts a scarcity of resources, which implies good management of the assets available at the time.

Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Major Arcana, or Great Mysteries, are seen as symbols of great problems, moments, or people. His Letters represent a human archetype, evoking the most varied feelings, moral positions, and behaviors. Discover the Major Arcana and reveal the meaning of each of the Marseilles Tarot Cards.

Reading, Symbiology, and Interpretation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Tarot is used as a tool for self-discovery and self-knowledge. In this sense, more than guessing the future, it serves to read and interpret all the elements of our life: it describes the current moment, clarifies the motives, desires, and intentions, and points out the path and the energies that are present in our life.

The possible readings for each Tarot Card are of virtually infinite variety. There is no single interpretation for each Card, for each Card arrangement, or for each reading method. The Tarot is based on intuition. Each person who reads the message of a Letter, or of a set of Letters, intuitively reveals the meaning of the message of the Letter and how it is associated with their reality and life circumstances.

The word “arcanum” has its origin in Latin and means “secret,” and in the Tarot, the Major Arcana are seen as universal, symbolic, and figurative figures: they are considered symbolic of great themes, moments, or people. They are considered archetypes; that is, they represent the most diverse feelings, moral positions, and human behaviors. When they arise in a reading, they indicate an important event or decision, be it practical, spiritual, or emotional. They also establish correspondence with the signs and planets of Astrology.