October2017-Key 0-The Fool

I Am Faith Personified!

Our last draw was Key I-The Magician who reminded us that we are the masters of our emotional and intellectual nature. We may either become the conduit that draws its inspiration from a resource that is limitless in its power for change or we can choose to turn away from that power and in the place of discipline allow the magick to rule us.

Tarot Key 0 – The Fool

I am the bridge between completion and new beginnings.
I stand at the precipice of the world, willing,
ready and able to take that leap of faith.

About this Key:

The Tarot Key 0- The Fool is the first of the Major Arcana cards. This key is the zero of creation and the limitless source of all life. The Fool moves forth trusting that all will be as it should and that there is no need to fear stepping into the unknown. The energy is that of ultimate faith and from the vision of this faith all barriers are removed and the Divine flow steps into the potential of its own being.

The trust and faith that is inherent in the Fool can be drawn upon as the challenges and grief in the world crowds in. We are called to remember the power that we have and and free will and choice. When we honor that power we are able to overcome doubts and fear and move forward trusting our experience.

Rider-Waite Symbols:

The image of the Fool is one of an elegant and carefree nature. No worries in the world or concerns for the end goal are markers of this car. The Fool looks out and beyond, rather than down and appears poised and ready to step off what appears to be a cliff. The point of this “cliff” is that we really don’t know how far down the fall would be or iff from the limited perspective we see this may simply be a drop off to a much nearer slope of ground than is imagined.

The Sun is pure and brilliant white with the sky being the traditional sun imagery of yellow. Esoterically the color yellow aligns with either the Earth (yellow fields) or Air (the mental process). This support behind the Fool of the white Sun could be interpreted as the light of the Divine. The light body of purity and illumination. If we use the yellow of mind, the Fool is cloaked in the mental process that evolves once it allows awareness of the Light of self to support all the “next steps” taken.

The white rose is yet another call to the opening of the self, in devotion and purity. The rose,  a symbol of love, is offered to what may follow the Fool in the journey of no steps taken in a leap of faith.

The staff slung carelessly over the Fool’s shoulder holds a purse, perhaps filled with coin and everything needed for the journey ahead. Traveling light is the point here and the knowledge that all will be provided for. And, man’s best friend, a playful white dog follows at his heels. Obedience and unconditional trust and love are the keynotes of this four-legged companion.

Practical Application:

Tarot Key O-The Fool resonates with finding courage and acting on the strength of faith. The number  “O” is one of cycles, endings and beginnings. It is the limitless source from whence everything emerged. It is the number of the Divine in all of its forms and the possibilities that flow from that place of creation.

In many studies of Tarot you will find the meanings of the Major Arcana cards told using the “The Fool’s Journey” as the starting point that descries the interconnectedness and relationship of one card to the other. This attribution allows us to create our own story of our personal journey of faith and understanding.

The last draw of the Magician required us to step into our mantle of power and the responsibility that comes with that mantle. The Magician reminded us that we are the masters of our emotional and intellectual nature. We may either become the conduit that draws its inspiration from a resource that is limitless in its power for change or we can choose to turn away from that power and in the place of discipline allow the magick to rule us.

The focus now is on how we move through the world and not only where that adventure will take us, but with what attitude we choose to approach, even what appears to be the unsurmountable.  How do you walk with grace and trust that any fall from that grace will not be the final steps taken? Take a moment to pause and look behind you to see the brilliance of what provides your support. Take a moment to look down and despite the descent continue to move forward knowing that every beginning has an ending and in every ending there is the power of faith’s new creation.

Next Post:
A Spread of Power

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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