Associations: prospering, achievements, wholeness
This card is generally the ending of the cycles, the realization of everything you have learned, and come back into cosmic consciousness.
*It’s important to note that some decks end with The Fool.
The fool began his journey with little enough in his pack, and oblivious to dangers. He met the Magician who revealed the tools he needed, and opened up all of the possible paths for him to chose. The High Priestess walked with him between the worlds of an idea or direction, to beginning to actually plan his path. The Empress showed him that for plans to come to full fruition at times it must needs wait a short time to germination. The Emperor taught him how to use his resources wisely so that they are not all used up at once. When he came upon the Hierophant he learned that at times there is a need for structured learning in order to advance himself. With the Lovers he learned that he can not always go alone, that there are times where others are need to help him along his way. The Chariot taught him that opposing forces or battles between heart and head at times must be harnessed and balanced together or he may be pulled in two different directions which could destroy everything. Strength taught him the inner and outer ability to focus his desires to overcome any and every obstacle. The Hermit having experiences already was able to show him the way by illuminating his path, teaching him quiet introspection, and taught him that people do not have to go alone, that it is okay to assist others with their journey by lighting their way. He found that the Wheel of Fortune and endless opportunity in this life to change one’s fate; by looking at the big picture he may yet be able to reshape his current outlook. Justice taught him that he will get the exact karma that he deserves by his own actions and decisions, that there is a cause and effect to every move, and that he will be weighed on his own merits, exactly. He has come to learn that sometimes, sacrifices must be made for the good of the whole picture, and how to make them with a willing heart. He soon learns that sometimes drastic changes are required at times to turn back on to his rightful path, which may be such a different path that everything is different. He has felt the peaceful balance that can be obtained by embracing and expressing his personal truth. He has now faced the dangers and problems of repressing what he needs to express. He has faced choices that were all bad and felt the sudden spark of movement that made his choice for him when he could not. He has felt the relief of feeling back in balance after the storms have passed. He has often contemplated things which can not be understood. He has rested and enjoyed all of the things he has attained and celebrated all that he has achieved. He has learned to deal with the judgement of others and released the judgement he has held over others. Finally he has obtained the end of this cycle, and moved to a different realm….
where he begins a new journey with little enough in his pack, and oblivious to any danger ahead.