April Fools for love, be in the now

It’s April 1st, April Fools day!  CELEBRATE!

April Fool's Day Tarot Tara Greene

RIDER WAITE TAROT TRUMP # 0 and #22 

Celebrated since 1300’s, the Romans’ had a special day called the Hilaria, thousands of years ago. Various culture’s always had a special day for tomfoolery, switching roles and playing practical jokes.

The Fool, is also the Joker whose symbol survives onto modern playing cards. The Fool is  a Trickster a very important archetype from many cultures. The God LOKI is a trickster God in Norse mythology. The coyote trickster tales of Native American  wisdom is another. He is a god and yet not, he can change genders, he often gets him or herself into a mess. He can be a clown teacher and we learn from the clown’s crazy antics, a coyote or the Fool’s mistakes. 

The trickster is known as Nezha in Chinese mythology carrying a cosmic ring around his shoulder. In Japan he is known as Kitsune.  Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Kokopelli in South- West stories, Steve Martin in The Pink Panther character, Jerry Lewis’s comedy and many cartoons portray the trickster/fool archetype which we laugh at to laugh at ourselves. 

The Joker can also symbolize Death and treachery and have a very dark side like the villain in Batman, especially the one portrayed by Heath Ledger. 

The Fool emanates from the Top of the Tree of Life from the Godhead directly. He is like the planet Mercury, a mercurial always changing element. We can allow our minds to play tricks on us.

 The TAROT, that archetypal road to enlightenment has THE FOOL as its first and last symbol. Both zero and #22 a Master number.  Zero is the void, nothing, infinity, the circle, naught, no ego, no past, no future, being in the NOW. 

Traditionally the Fool in the Tarot is a young man in tattered clothing carrying all his worldly belongs in a tiny sack and stepping naively off of a cliff with a little dog {his instincts} biting at his heels. 

 The Trickster is a wounded and the whole child. He symbolizes the eternally young soul bravely entering a new incarnation carrying hardly any baggage.

Today Be the Fool, a Merry Prankster, a Joker, be a fool for love. Be a Fool because who really cares what other people think? be in the NOW. THE FOOL symbolizes enlightenment. 

Be The FOOL which is like the Inner child, naive, open, innocent. The Fool’s counterpart or shadow is the KING, The EMPEROR #4 which symbolizes power, authority, the leader, like Putin or Obama.

The King always had court jester’s by his side to keep him humble. In archetypal symbolism the FOOL is really the wise one, whose instincts and pure knowledge are wide open and untainted by expectations, whereas the Emperor is the ego, and can become over inflated with his own power and authority. 

ENJOY this day.  Act like an Idiot.

Steve Martin The Fool Pink Panther

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all writing is copyright of Tara Greene

Be the Fool, get a tarot reading with Tara http://www.taratarot.com

A Fool for Love- Bryan Ferry https://youtu.be/ZP-WSQ-Kzvs

 

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