Hyperborea series, 2011.
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Albert Einstein lecturing on relativity, Paris, 1922.
The Face of Genius by René Magritte, 1926. Oil on canvas, 75 x 65 cm.
The Fool card represents the beginning of something. It is almost impossible to predict exactly what will happen, since it is invariably something new, and not based upon what has gone before. The Fool defies rationality or logic. This creates an excitable sensation, a frisson or shock to the system. This card is always an indicator of newness; as well as the purity and open-hearted energy of a child. In general, it would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning.
The Fool can represent the desire for rebirth, or making a new start to life, but with the proviso that the future path is not mapped out. The Fool is Nothing and Everything. It is the Empty set that contains all within it.
As a strategy, the Fool is all about avoiding the common path that everyone treads. It is finding new viewpoints, new ideas, shocking concepts, beliefs, or views.
The Fool represents crazy wisdom that shocks the listener into new states of consciousness. You can never retread a tyre when the Fool is around.
The Fool is an indescribable state of consciousness that works on impulse. It can never allow an external influence - everything is from within.
This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality. You are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they “fit”.