A VERY EXCITING THING HAS HAPPENED. My first batch of The Fox Tarot decks have arrived at my house! I am so thrilled to finally have them in my hands and to see how they turned out… and the answer is AMAZINGLY WELL. They look so good! Kanar and the team at Shenzhen Wangjing Printing did such a phenomenal job, the cards are a great thickness (400gsm) and I love the laminated matte finish. The fine details in the hatch patterns are crisp and clear, it all looks really, really nice. It’s so neat to see the designs printed on paper after seeing them on the screen for so long. The guidebooks are great as well, they fit nicely into the box with the cards and have a glued binding with The Fox Tarot printed on the spine. And they are packed with 94 pages of information!
Because I now finally have the cards (they exist! And you can order them here!) I thought it would be fun to do a post about Tarot every Thursday to introduce readers to the cards and their uses. This week will be an introduction to the deck, and the start of our journey with The Fool.
The Fool is the first of 78 cards in the tarot deck. The 22 cards of the Major Arcana (1-21) represent the Fool’s Journey, with the Fool sitting at number 0 and representing, well, you! As the Fool searches for enlightenment, he must pass 21 guides along the way. Each of the 21 guides requires an action be taken before the fool can continue.
When The Fool appears in a reading, he is indicating the start of a journey, but also optimism, trust, innocence, naivety, new beginnings. Imagine yourself as the Fool at the start of an adventure; how does this apply to your life, your relationships, your work, or your goals in general? Are you setting off on a new project without being prepared? Be careful your optimism doesn’t blind you to reality. By all means set off on your journey, but be careful you don’t charge right out and over a cliff.
The Fool’s corresponding astrology/astronomy symbol in The Fox Tarot is Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun and the third largest planetary radius in our solar system. Uranus stands for awakening, chaos, deviance, non-conformity, invention, liberation, and transformation. After you have thought about what the Fool might be trying to tell you, think about the message Uranus is sending. How do the key words associated with Uranus relate to those attached to The Fool? I feel like change and transformation go hand in hand with the start of a journey, and that together Uranus and The Fool give the reader a lot to think about.
If you like my artwork, please check out the decks, all this info is in the guidebook. I can’t wait to share more of my card designs and the meanings behind them ❤️