Your Chosen Card – The Jester Reversed Mage Deck
At some point during childhood, most kids hear their parents remonstrate: ‘If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?’ When reversed, the Fool cautions against unrealistic planning, naiveté, gullibility, irresponsibility, immaturity, premature action, and foolish risk-taking. The inverted Fool displays poor judgment and a lack of basic trust. Be sure to look before you leap or you may go off half-cocked on a pointless enterprise. Consider the consequences before engaging in impulsive or risky behavior. Especially avoid excessive use of drugs or alcohol.
Keywords Reversed: Folly, madness, stupidity, an unrealistic attitude, confusion, immaturity, eccentricity, insecurity, silliness, gullibility, foolishness, infatuation, intoxication, frenzy, needless risk, irresponsibility, uncertainty, premature action, muddleheadedness, questionable advice, recklessness, a pointless enterprise, foolish abandonment of material goods; a jester, madman, drifter, beggar; ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread.’
Key 0: The Fool (traditionally not numbered, but labeled 0 in some modern decks)
Myths/Archetypes: The Court Jester. Perceval. Puer aeternus. The Innocent. The Orphan. The Seeker. The Idealist. The Wanderer. The Novice. The Sorcerers Apprentice.
Astrology: The element Air (the planet Uranus in some modern decks)
Numerology: 4 (Emperor) ~ 1 + 3 (Death) ~ 2 + 2 (The Fool)
0. The Fool: The Idealistic SorcererS Apprentice
When The Jester is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If The Jester is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Jester is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for The Jester using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: For general readings: what issues do I need to focus on in my life at this time?
Complete Book of Tarot: The element Air is assigned to the Fool, a card without a number but sometimes labeled ‘0’ in modern decks. Modern astrologers often assign Uranus to Aquarius and to the Fool.
Elements of the Psychic World: A palmist first looks at the shape of a persons hand, as the shape is thought to reveal artistic or physical talents. The left hand is said to reveal destiny at birth; the right hand is a map of how to carry out that destiny successfully. If a person is left-handed the roles of the hands are reversed. The
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Development for Beginners: According to Edward, ‘[The psychic] told me things that there is no way she could have known. And the first part of the reading was that this was the path that I was supposed to be on and that I was supposed to be a teacher and help people and I thought she was nuts.’