Some Fool-ishness for 2021
According to the UK government’s Office of National Statistics, during the coronavirus pandemic, nearly one in five adults has experienced some form of depression.
So let’s change things in 2021. Let’s indulge in some foolishness!
The Fool is the first card in the Tarot deck — actually he’s even before the first, as his card’s number is zero — so he’s appropriate for the New Year.
Most Tarot decks show the Fool as a young man with a knapsack over his shoulder, standing on a precipice, full of joy. Often he has a white rose in his hand, representing his purity, and a dog at his feet, a symbol of loyalty. This peron is like a historical court jester who mocks the king or queen, but loyally, and with pure intentions.
The card stands for happy new beginnings, spontaneity, impulsiveness, and even living in the moment. He tells us that our new year brings endless possibilities — as well as a few surprises. He also reminds us to believe that, regardless of how things might seem, we need to have faith that life is good.
If you let him, the Fool can guide you to an adventure and a time of unprecedented personal growth. His number, zero, stands for unlimited potential. So this may be a time to embark on a path that others say is foolish:
- You might take up art, for example, even if you can’t draw and have never held a paint brush.
- Perhaps there’s an online cooking class for you, even if your usual dinner involves the microwave.
- Maybe you should start creating poetry, even though you can barely write a coherent sentence.
The Fool counsels you to have confidence and pursue your heart’s desire, even when the impulse seems, well, foolish.
When he appears in a reading, it’s often the sign of a change of direction, a new beginning. But take note – it can be a sign to ‘look before you leap’ so think about informed decisions before you take a leap if it’s a life-changing one!
So, let this Fool guide you towards joy and away from any barking dogs in the New Year. May your 2021 be healthy, happy and prosperous, with perhaps a fair share of foolishness, as well.
Happy New Year!
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