Friday, November 16, 2012

Edmonton Tarot: The Fool (0)


Interpretation: The Fool is the first card in the Major Arcana. This card denotes unconsciousness, spontaneity, naivety, adventurousness -- someone with "beginner's mind." The Fool represents unlimited potential. It is numbered zero because the concept of nothingness contains all possibilities within itself. The Fool is open to new ideas and experiences and is willing to take risks, sometimes quite recklessly. The Fool is a seeker who is just starting out on the path to consciousness, transformation and wisdom. But the Fool's tremendous energy is unfocused and without direction.

Image: The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is North America's oldest and largest annual festival of alternative theatre. This Jester (Fool) is the logo of the Edmonton Fringe. It's found on a large donor recognition wall in the Old Strathcona Arts Barns where the organization is headquartered. My Rare One and I enjoy fringing every August, along with thousands of other Edmontonians.

[Photo by Debra She Who Seeks]

32 comments:

Laurie said...

this is really cool, I'm learning a lot!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is so cool. i am lovin' this!

Sulky Kitten said...

Open to new ideas and enjoys taking risks? So, I'm a fool - my mother was right all along! This is going to be a great series!

turquoisemoon said...

I love the colors of this one... fun series!

Linda Wildenstein said...

loving lesson one..............

Melanie said...

that is so damn cool!

Joyful Things said...

I need that card - I am The Fool.

Wendy S. said...

I love the festivity of this Fool. It reminds me of a Mardi Gras for some reason.

Lois said...

ah, to be a fool.... Beginners mind. :) thank you, Lois.

Snap said...

I'm not sure how I missed your first Edmonton Tarot post. Guess I'm still not back *with it*!! I love tarot and have several different sets. I'm enjoying the Edmonton series.

mxtodis123 said...

That is fantastic. I am really looking forward to the next installment.
Mary

Francie M said...

I don't know if reckless is quite the word to describe the Fool. She just assumes the universe will look after her - so maybe trusting?? I don't think that is right either. Oblivious?? that could be closer, but still not right. Anyway I love this version.

Anne said...

I like the idea of zero being the number of infinite possiblities. Very Zen that.

DWei said...

Really? I would have thought infinity would have contained all possibilities.

Hm...

Suzie Ridler said...

One of my favourite cards ever and absolutely perfect for the Fridge Fest!

Jane of The Jewels said...

Fascinating - based on this interpretation, being The Fool isn't all bad... I like the unlimited potential aspect.

Love the Fringe :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hmmm...I think I may have been quite the 'fool' in my younger years :) I've settled down since then...

Very interesting post!

Elsie said...

Wow...that described me fairly well...

Victoria said...

very cool..the fool is one of my most fave cards! Love the art..and would love to go to the festival..you are so lucky..enjoy!
Victoria

Yvonne said...

Interesting. I have a feeling your tarot posts will be something to looks forward to here.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent Debra ;o)

BBC said...

You babble as much as YDG.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I am honoured by your comment, BBC! So I won't delete this one.

Riot Kitty said...

Seems a bit like my ex ;)

Seriously, interesting post. Now I am curious who YDG is, and BBC for that matter.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Riot Kitty -- YDG is my pal Yellowdog Granny (her blog is listed on my sidebar) and BBC is our common troll, LOL!

laughingwolf said...

cool beans, deb :)

[i've seen bbc fuck up many a blog(ger)]

Guillaume said...

I never heard of alternative theater.

JACKIESUE said...

I'm loving this.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Unlimited potential, unfocused energy - an interesting card. The Fringe Festival sounds like a wonderful event to explore outside the mainstream.

heartinhand said...

BBC commented on a post about The Fool. How appropriate!

I Fringed this year for the first time (I'm five hours north, else I might Fringe more!) it was really cool and I'd like to do it again.

JACKIESUE said...

Is your team in the grey cup?

mistress maddie said...

Ohhhhhhh no, don't even get me started on tarot cards! This should be a long series of post and will be intresting!