The Fool is the tarot card that represents spontaneity and enthusiasm. There is a sense of adventure, and a new beginning is indicated, so we should look forward to interesting times ahead. This card encourages us to trust our natural instincts, but at the same time advises us to not set out blindly on a new journey, as an unforeseen complication may arise. The Fool is also the card that reminds us that while life may be full of surprises and unfamiliar situations, we should trust that all will be well. In a tarot reading, this card can indicate a change of direction, one that will guide you to personal growth. It also means that we should keep the faith, and we would gain loyal and positive people along our journey. The Fool lights the path for us, by implying that sometimes our crazy impulses lead us along the path to our dreams, so we should not fear them.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.