Today’s card is The Fool. Being the very first Major Arcana, the Fool is appropriate for the eve of leaving on our trip. It’s about the moment of packing bags, turning off the electronics at home and make sure to lock the door on the way out. The Fool embraces the change of environment, new sights and new sensations. As an introvert, this is a… daunting proposition. Leaving my comfort zone is always an effort. Just to get on the plane, I’ll need to embrace The Fool. (Gods, I hate flying).
The Fool is about accepting risks and taking chances. You’ll never grow until you try. Failure is always an option, and generally not a terrible one; we learn more from our failures than from our successes. The Fool says: “Time to pack away those fears (most of which can be dealt with good preparation anyway), close your eyes and step off that cliff with me.” Rose and I like to say to each other: “Thank you for taking my hand and joining me on this adventure,” and it’s the mantra of our friendship, our marriage and our outlook on life.
Life is about change and I’ll never change if I don’t manifest The Fool and accept the risk.
Tomorrow’s card: The Sun
P.S. If you want some more ideas of mine about The Fool, check out one my first posts here.