00-The Jester – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Jester Reversed Salem 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 Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Astrology: The element Air (the planet Uranus in some modern decks)
Numerology: 4 (Emperor) ~ 1 + 3 (Death) ~ 2 + 2 (The Fool)

Element: Air

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 Salem 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the third decan of earthy Capricorn, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Devil (Capricorn).

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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.

Tarot for Beginners: It’s also important to realize that a reversed card in any position does not automatically mean ‘bad news.’ Often, it may simply indicate a ‘lack of good news’ or a delay in events you’re anticipating. Depending on the deck and interpretation style of any given reader, a reversed card may simply show a different angle on the theme represented by the card as a whole.

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Portable Magic: To create the triangle on the astral level, she touches the three elemental trumps in turn with her right index finger, beginning with the Fool and moving counter clockwise. As she touches each, she speaks its name.