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Card Meanings:

The Major Arcana...

0 or 22 -The Fool
1 - Magician
2 - High Priestess
3 - Empress
4 - Emperor
5 - Hierophant
6 - Lovers
7 - Chariot
8 - Strength
9 - Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice
12 - Hanged Man
13 - Death
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgement
21 - The World

The Minor Arcana...

Wands (Rods):
King of Wands
Queen of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Wands
Ten of Wands
Nine of Wands
Eight of Wands
Seven of Wands
Six of Wands
Five of Wands
Four of Wands
Three of Wands
Two of Wands
Ace of Wands

King of Cups
Queen of Cups
Knight of Cups
Page of Cups
Ten of Cups
Nine of Cups
Eight of Cups
Seven of Cups
Six of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Cups
Three of Cups
Two of Cups
Ace of Cups

King of Swords
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
Ten of Swords
Nine of Swords
Eight of Swords
Seven of Swords
Six of Swords
Five of Swords
Four of Swords
Three of Swords
Two of Swords
Ace of Swords

Pentacles (Coins):
King of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles

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The Fool
Card 0 or 22 - The Fool

Card Nicknames: The Fool card is usually just referred to as the Fool, although it could be called an experience, journey, or traveler card.

Short meaning: The fool card usually represents someone taking a journey, learning through life experiences. The card can represent an experienced or inexperienced person (before or after the journey), and so context is typically drawn from other cards.

Full meaning: The Fool represents a traveler either before or after his journey through the Major Arcana. This gives the card two very different possible interpretations. The first represents an inexperienced person before his journey, the second a mature person.

The inexperienced Fool could indicate a new beginning or cycle is ahead, perhaps an important choice or decision, which the subject will enter with faith and trust, optimism, or a lack of understanding. It can also represent a naive, immature, idealistic, or extravagant person.

The experienced Fool can represent someone who has reached a higher degree of consciousness and wisdom. He may also represent an important choice ahead with a need for wisdom in making the best decision.

The Fool Reversed
A reversed Fool card may indicate an indifferent, immature, irresponsible, or reckless individual. It can also represent fear of success or advancement.

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