0 – The Fool/The Mad Minstrel
The Fool card is the first card of the deck, where it all begins. The main keyword(s) is New Beginning, or maybe a new journey. It could be seen as an ending, but only for the new beginning to come. Transforming, re-incarnating, starting over are all words associated with The Fool.
The Fool is consistently seen as a single (wo)man. A free spirit, with no regard for past/present/future. The principle of courage. Willing to leap into the unknown and start fresh. Always the student, never the master. Often times The Fool has a small bag of some kind, to suggest we have all we need for this journey. Perhaps a white rose is innocence symbolized, to say that intentions are pure. Some cards do include a companion of sorts. A dog, or a dolphin. Something steadfast and loyal, like our Spirit Guides. A blind trust; listen to your intuition.
The Fool is associated with the planet Uranus for the spontaneity factor. An unexpected opportunity could arise. Tourmaline will help keep you grounded and protected for this new adventure.
The Grasshopper is the Animal Totem for The Fool. The grasshopper uses his antennae as receptors of information so he can adjust his movements on the fly. When The Fool comes to you, look before you leap, then go with the flow. Take the proverbial leap of faith and follow your dreams.
Because the number 0 is not possible as a Life Path number, The Fool represents the number 22. The person with the Life Path number 22 needs variety in life. They are highly creative and very courageous. They appear fearless even when they may actually be pretty scared. Smart people, who may be drawn to mystical studies. They have an infectious sense of adventure and courage, and are filled with wonder and anticipation. 💚