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Topic: The Fool (Zero)

The Fool represents Zero, the Negative around the Tree of Life that is the source of all things and the genesis of all numbers: the Qabalistic Zero, the equation of the Universe, the initial and final balance of opposites.
Zero is the symbol of the Fool, in which all 9 numbers are inherent as a quality of Zero.
Upon the spiraling whorls of Light are many other attributions of the Fool: the vulture of Ma’at; the dove of Venus (Isis, Mary); the sacred ivy of his devotees; the butterfly of the many-colored Air; and the wingéd globe of splendid Saturn with twin serpents, echoed by the twin infants embracing the middle spiral.
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 Tarot of the Spirit - The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the left foot, the Fool wears a red slipper with the Hebrew letter Aleph, and affixed to the slipper is a red rose.
The light and dark circles, with the Fool leaping between them, represents the Eleventh path on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the path of the Fool, between the Light source of Kether (Universal Breath of Life) and the formative creative force of Chokmah (Eternal Father).
The Fool’s sky-blue vest, yellow shorts and rainbow-colored feathers are indicative or the element of Air.
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 Tarot.com :: Tarot, Astrology, Numerology & I-Ching
fool appears in a variety of guises from the goitered idiot with feathers in his hair to the homeless man with bells to warn of his approach.
Giotto illustrated one in the fresco of Foolishness, one of the seven vices illustrated in the Arena Chapel in Padua (1306) (4).
So although the homeless Fool of the streets would likely have been the first impression to strike the mind of the ordinary card-player, it is also reasonable to assume that the religious image was sufficiently familiar to have arisen as well.
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 Intuitive Tarot - The Fool
The Fool represents carefree living, not in such a way that it is negative necessarily, but in the sense that the Fool doesn't worry about the trivialities of life.
The Fool card does NOT mean that you ARE a Fool, but it means that you are either living life in a well and carefree way or that you are ignoring or denying the existence of some sort of difficult issue.
The Fool is a card of warning, telling you not to avoid the past or the future but to embrace it in a child-like wonder and move on.
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 Fool's Walk - Introduction - Tarot Major Arcana
His card is numbered zero, and among scholars of the tarot there is constant debate whether he is the beginning of the story, or should appear in the middle, or at the end.
He is the spirit in us that questions, he is the adventure in us that leaves safe places to find new things, he is the part of us that is hungry enough to want more and silly enough to take the risks to find what we need.
Every time a male is speaking, it is not really a separate person the fool is meeting, but the viewpoint of his active, analytical brain that is being expressed.
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 The Fool Tarot Card : Meaning and Analysis - Tarot
The Fool is one of three cards in the Tarot that is sometimes numbered uniquely, according to the author or illustrator of a tarot deck.
It is the Qabalistic Zero, the Equation of the Universe, the initial and final balance of the opposites, both the father and the mother - male and female, in an abstract sort of way.
The Fool is the ultimate "Free Spirit" - this card represents the self-actualized person, free from societal constraints, someone who is able to let go of outmoded beliefs and ideals with the courage to pursue their own special path.
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 The Fool
In his Manual of Cartomancy[?], Grand Orient[?] has a curious suggestion of the office of Mystic Fool, as apart of his process in higher divination; but it might call for more than ordinary gifts to put it into operation.
We shall see how the card fares according to the common arts of fortune-telling, and it will be an example, to those who can discern, of the fact, otherwise so evident, that the Trumps Major[?] had no place originally in the arts of psychic gambling, when cards are used as the counters and pretexts.
The conventional explanations say that the Fool signifies the flesh, the sensitive life, and by a peculiar satire its subsidiary name was at one time the alchemist, as depicting folly at the most insensate stage.
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 Revived Tarot: The Fool
The Fool, Unknowing, beyond the known, between the heights and the depths on the edge of Life and Death.
The staff of the Fool is the Hermit's; they are left behind as the towers of the Moon, on the path beyond duality, where the perfected man, formed by Qof in Daghim/Pisces, has gone.
Both serve to conceal the true pattern and nature of the Tarot: one by misordering (hashing) the seven planetary Tarot and the other by disconnecting their numbers from the letter-numbers of the Hebrew alphabet.
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 April Fool's Day
The Fool is not shackled by mountains and valleys or by his physical body.
The archetypal essence of The Fool in the Tarot is one who is free from convention, living in the now with no concern for what is yet to come and is usually depicted as someone beginning a journey in springtime.
These energies are supporting decisive spontaneous action much like the Fool's leap of faith risking everything to begin a new journey facilitated by the qualities of trust, innocence and courage supporting and celebrating the inner child or the April Fool.
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 The Fool as Zero
From the Zero first comes the negative, (which could be a point or dot), and then the line extended, which is the Positive.
Zero is Nothing, and the O is AYN, 70, which is equated with Capricorn in the Sepher Yetsirah, however AYN means 'Nothing, Negative', and the Devil card has never been considered as the first Atu.
The other legend is that the vulture was supposed to reproduce her species by the intervention of the wind; in other words, the element of air is considered as the father of all manifested existence.
www.supertarot.co.uk /thoth/fool.htm   (1315 words)

 Educrap | Adventures In Zero Tolerance
Ignoring the fact that all the students named granted the student fishwrap interviews and signed off on the use of their names, Smith Middle School's assistant principal went non-clinically bonkers and impounded all copies of the student fishwrap because naming names - with or without the namee's permission - is a no-no at Smith.
What puts this epic squarely in the Zero Tolerance Zombie Zone is the fact that TeWinkle Middle School Educrats suspended 20 of their inmates who viewed the lad's "hate speech" posting.
This zero tolerance drama started during a harmless tussle between two first graders, when a 6 year-old lad responded to a wenchlet's touch by touching her back.
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 Fool's Journey
In the Tarot, the Fool is typically shown without a care in the world, carrying a knapsack of his worldly belongings, in the process of stepping off a cliff (unaware of the divine protection prepped to save him), and accompanied by a small, white dog (representing the Fool’s Higher Self).
When the Fool begins his or her Journey, it is the encounters of experiences represented by the Major Arcana trumps, the cards of the Tarot that matter.
This latter Fool -- the one represented by the “22” -- is indicative of having all of the attributes of the Fool as before (oblivious to life’s travails, without a care in the world, and under divine protection).
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 Fool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fruit fool, a dish made with cooked fruit
Fool, in Mexican American speech, a friend or buddy, e.g.
"I pity the fool" the famous catchphrase of Mr.T's character "Clubber Lang" from Rocky III
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 The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He is a fool because only a simple soul has the innocent faith to undertake such a journey with all its hazards and pain.
The Fool is unaware of the hardships he will face as he ventures out to learn the lessons of the world.
At birth, the Fool is set in the middle of his own individual universe.
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 MMHP: Mega Man Zero Strategies
Should Zero perish along the way, and he has an extra life to spare, he will be able to attempt the stage again.
Zero doesn’t need much to stand on—usually one foot on firm ground is all he needs to remain standing, though exactly how far off a ledge you can go and still remain standing depends on the game.
Zero is invincible for a short period of time after he is hit.
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 Zero Saga
Zero as a concept, was derived, perhaps from the concept of a void.
There is also "the Zero Factor about the US Presidents" known as the Zero Factor and Tecumseh's Curse which is the curse of Indian chief Tecumseh which has Killed every U.S. President before the end of their term in office, if they were elected in a year that ended with 0.
Zero is placed at the end of the keypad on the computer and at the bottom of the keypad on the telephone.
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 Meaning of the Fool Tarot Card
The fool in colorful motley clothes, pack tied to a staff, a small dog, a cliff.
In standing for the Querent, the Fool represents a time of newness, a time when life has been "re-started" as it were.
The person feels that they are back at Zero, whether that be in romantic affairs, or career, at their job or intellectual persuits.
www.aeclectic.net /tarot/learn/meanings/fool.shtml   (480 words)

 The Fool and the Major Arcana
Zero - The Fool; acrylic on raw canvas, 18"x24" c.1996 by Turtle Woman
It is a natural progressive cycle - a path of life from beginning to fulfillment with The Fool representing the Void/Womb of before-birth/after-death.
The Fool is therefore a glyph representing the whole Birth-Death-Rebirth cycle.
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 The Fool (Tarot card) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fool is almost always completely apart from the sequence of trumps in the historic decks.
Commonly it's taught that the Fool is the protagonist of a story and the Major Arcana is the path the Fool takes through the great mysteries of life and the main human archetypes.
When The Fool appears in a spread, he would be a signal to strip down to the irreducible core, and interrogate whether The Querant’s self vision is obscured.
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 Fool.com: Zero Net Worth (Fribble) October 6, 2000
That was the look and feel of one small Fool's zero net worth party last month (sorry I forgot to invite you).
After all, many of you are retired and/or worth, well, something positive, whereas I (on the night of my party) was in debt to the tune of my life savings.
But for all those Fools out there who for their own good reasons are not worth as much as they'd like, I'd like to spread the idea of celebrating victories -- yours, not anyone else's.
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 The Fool
The card numbers zero in our deck although it is unnumbered in other decks, and can be at the beginning or end of the deck, sometimes you’ll find the Fool in the middle.
The Fool, the adventurer, the one who embarks on some path, spiritual or mundane, is often looked at by others askance, as if to ask “what do you think you are doing?” Yet we all play the fool at some point in our daily lives, sometimes more than once in a day.
In the Qabala, the Fool is the path of Aleph, connecting Kether, the Source of All, with Chokmah, the first activity toward manifestation.
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 Resources - Theosophy | Theosophical Society in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A seemingly much more logical position was assigned to the Fool by the Tarot scholars of the once-illustrious Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, who placed this card at the very beginning of the series of twenty-two, giving expression to the undeniable mathematical fact that zero comes before one.
The Fool or zero card is in many ways the most significant and most powerful of the cards of the Major Arcana, because it symbolizes the pristine spiritual source and ultimate destiny of all manifest powers and beings.
The wisdom of the world is foolishness in the sight of the gods, and, conversely, the Divine Wisdom appears as foolishness in the sight of men, who, having become forgetful of their own divine heritage, have become mere men, instead of sons of the gods.
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 The Mystical Tarot by Joe Ivory
For centuries tarot experts and practitioners have argued whether THE FOOL should be designated the first of the 22 Major Arcana cards or the last.
It is with this plan in mind that the Ancients designed THE FOOL to portray the descending journey of Pure Cosmic Spirit into the lower physical manifestations of the Earth Plane.
the Fool wants you to learn that the only route to perfection as a human is to control and purify the forces of desire that rage within your emotional complex.
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 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I would like to start by saying The Fool is not a card referring to stupidity as the name would suggest, anymore then the word virgin would refer to a woman that has not had sex.
The number of The Fool is zero being the first number there is. It is interesting to note that no matter where you start on a zero if you follow it around you will always come to the same place.
The Fool is a sponge soaking up all the knowledge around him and putting them in to his sack for future use.
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 Infinite Halo: Leap Day Zero Zero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The most relevant to Leap day, and certainly to year Zero, seemed to be The Fool.
My scholarly research on the historic "Fool" character convinced me that the most significant role of a Fool is that [he] is Outside Society.
The Tarot Fool is noted for its duality - as the first, and last, of the Major Arcana.
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 Zero Point Dynamics
The zero point divine spark is the quantum self, a point source of divine light and life, of spiritual and divine consciousness within the human being the “I” that “I AM,” the hidden Self pointed to by mystics and sages throughout the ages.
The zero point reflects the qualities of the Divine Father, the Self Existing Lord, the zero point source of supernal light; while the sacred aether of Space embodies the mysteries of the Divine Mother, the akasha or ether.
Understanding the conjunction of the zero point within the heart space is a key to unlocking the mystical origins of consciousness and self, and transforms our experience of life and the universe.
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 The Way of the Fool - The Zelator by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
The Way of the Fool is, apparently, an initiatory path of those who set out on their own and, from time to time, encounter a teacher who they interact with for a period, and then move on.
That's why the Fool is prepared to go through life naked to the world, knowing that the lower is nothing more than a reflection of the higher....
And if you choose the Way of the Fool, do not fear appearing to be a Fool in the eyes of the world, for you do not stray too far from the ancient road, in the eyes of God, you will always remain the beloved......
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 Innerchange - Tarot - Tarot Personality Profiles: Step by Step on the Fool's Journey - Part 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The number zero, and the number 22, are assigned to The Fool.
The fool is associated with personality traits such as spontaneity, playfulness, risk-taking and trust.
Those that are developing their Fool aspect are very creative, adventurous, and work hard to transcend any fears they encounter by taking positive action.
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 The Fool and the Pole Star
There is suggestive evidence of the influence of Papus in Crowley's commentaries on the Fool card, the Ace of Disks and the Princess of Disks in particular.
There is another interesting idea that connects the Fool card to the Ace of Disks and the Two of Disks - Crowley draws attention to the colour green - the Green Man of Spring, the green of Isis for the Ace of Disks, and the green snake in the 2 of Disks.
The implication here is that even if PCS knew about these ideas, Waite endeavoured to make sure she never incorporated them into her tarot artwork, nor that this was the direction his studies was taking him.
www.supertarot.co.uk /thoth/papcrow.htm   (2711 words)

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