I figured a new month is a great time to start the Fool's Journey - no matter how well you think you know the cards, there is ALWAYS something new to learn. I will be using the Vice Versa Tarot which is based on the RWS decks and has the added appeal of a different side to add to the meanings.
With this deck the original side is called This Side and the added side is called That Side. There is no good side or bad side or right side and reverse side. It simply another aspect of the card.
To start the journey is to start with the 0 - The Fool which will symbolize our self, setting out on a new adventure. We start as the Fool and move our way through the Major Arcana cards, learning more about ourselves and how we follow our path and our purpose.
This Side: We have a blind young man standing on the edge of a precipice at sunset. His attitude is serene because his inner sight is telling him all is well. He seems to be coming from a desert type area, dry and mountainous and yet he has made it this far alone. He is bold and trusts the inherent goodness of the world to keep him safe.
In a reading: The Fool symbolizes the leap of faith. Not always doing what others might consider rational or logical. The leap is what matters most, that start of something. There are many experiences to be had and the Fool follows them in a most serendipitous way. Everything in his path adds to his wisdom. Be bold and trust yourself and the Universe to keep you safe as you start your adventure.
That Side: The Fool is leaving a barren land for a land green and welcoming. The journey looks easier once he gets down from the high cliff top. Stars shine down on him showing us that he isn't alone at all. His dog, faithful companion is with him, watching over him.
In a reading: Something good is coming and where you are heading is better than where you are. Trust yourself, your instincts, that gut feeling, intuition and let them guide you. Keep an eye out for signs and synchronicities that will help you along the way. Even the smallest of incidents can change your path in the best of ways if we are only paying attention to what goes on around us.
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