This is an article in a series on how to read the Tarot Cards. This series contains an in depth look at each of the cards’ possible interpretations within a reading in context of their position. I will be using the Celtic Cross spread.
The Fool (Reversed) On His Own
The Fool (Reversed) is a sign of hesitation. This person is afraid of making choices, and even if he wasn’t afraid he’d be ill educated about his real options. This guy’s world turns upside down easily and often. He puts all the control of his life in other peoples’ hands and expects them to make decisions for him.
1. The Fool (Reversed) as the Center
The Fool (Reversed) as the Center suggests the receiver’s situation is at a stand still. At best the receiver is running around in circles. The receiver may even feel stupid or be making really stupid choices based on misinformation.
2. The Fool (Reversed) as the Obstacle
The Fool (Reversed) as the Obstacle suggests the receiver is taking steps to deal with the situation, but they are not likely to be the ones necessary to resolve anything. They may have a plan, but it’s not the right plan.
3. The Fool (Reversed) as the Super-Conscious
The Fool (Reversed) as the Super-Conscious suggests the receiver is very unsure of his choices in the situation. This can also mean a fear of making decisions about the situation, to the point where he does nothing about it at all.
4. The Fool (Reversed) as the Recent Future
The Fool (Reversed) as the Recent Future suggests a new, but unpleasant beginning in regards to the situation. The receiver will not see this coming, and, if he does, he won’t know what to do to prevent it.
5. The Fool (Reversed) as the Subconscious
The Fool (Reversed) as the Subconscious suggests the receiver doesn’t like the situation very much. There are many things he wants to change, but has neither the will nor the knowledge of how to go about effecting the change.
6. The Fool (Reversed) as the Recent Past
The Fool (Reversed) as the Recent Past suggests a change in something for the worse which directly effects the situation at hand. This may be something the receiver had no idea effected the situation at all.
7. The Fool (Reversed) as the Receiver
The Fool (Reversed) as the Receiver suggests the receiver isn’t comfortable with introspection and change. This person also has problems with fear and general anxiety.
8. The Fool (Reversed) as the Influence
The Fool (Reversed) as the Influence suggests the recent guidance of someone dear, or the latest opportunity to arise is not of real worth to the receiver. It will cause more damage than help solve anything.
9. The Fool (Reversed) as the Intuition
The Fool (Reversed) as the Intuition suggests the receiver fears the worst is to come. He doesn’t believe in his choices, and he can only see more confusion and misfortune on the way.
10. The Fool (Reversed) as the Outcome
The Fool (Reversed) as the Outcome suggests the situation will only result in a series of bad choices and bad feelings. However, since this is a final outcome, it is possible to turn the ruined end of this situation into a good place to move on from, by learning from these “foolish” ways.