Happy April Fools Day!
While I’m a strong advocate for having fun, I can’t truthfully say I’m very good at pranks and hoaxes. But today certainly feels like a good day to honor the Fool archetype.
Here’s a peek at four of my favorite Fool tarot cards from my many decks.
(L to R – top to bottom: Tarot of the Trance, Sakki-Sakki, Stella’s Tarot, Joie de Virve)
I suppose I have a particular affinity to the Fool archetype because I carry Innocence as one the spiritual principles in my soul’s tapestry. This is according to Connie Kaplan’s work The Invisible Garment: 30 Spiritual Principles that Weave the Fabric of Human Life.
There is often a stigma attached to term innocence, somehow implying that one is naïve or vulnerable, idiotic or ignorant. I have to smile at that because in truth it is innocence that keeps one available to learn; keeps one available to transformation.
Which is why I often start my journals with an invitation to the Fool – an invocation to begin the journey from a place of limitless potential and infinite possibilities and a willingness to see the wonders all around.
The Fool always feels like the perfect one to invoke at the beginning of a new month as well, so he’s right on target to help us welcome in April. But it feels even more appropriate this month. Although I’m no astrologer I do know we’re in for an astrologically action-packed month with Uranus being a key player in things. He will be squaring Pluto, squaring Jupiter, and opposing Mars. Uranus is the planet that destroys old ideologies, structures, concepts. Uranus rules magic and innovation. Uranus invites us to keep our mind open and free, to cultivate awe that keeps us in a state of amazement and in the playing field of the ingenius and original. And so it’s no wonder Uranus is associated with The Fool. How perfect!
Here’s hoping we can leverage that wonderful energy as we navigate this month. Here’s to being a Fool in the best sense of the word!
How’s April starting out for you? Had something to laugh about? Identify with the Fool archetype? Have a favorite Tarot Fool? Do tell – you know I love to hear.