THE FOOL – THE INNER CHILD
The quality of the Fool, needs to be directed, not repressed, as is too often the case in modern society. It needs to be provided with outlets. The role of the genius throughout history has been to awaken awaken the repressed earth-bound consciousness of his or her era, and to render humanity receptive for the new flux of ideas. Thus the fool has always been an innovative or inventive figure, challenging conventional ‘truths’ and suggesting alternatives. He has always been ahead of his time. Genius has often been persecuted by those afraid of the changes it represents.
The fool is there to say that we must emphasise our own individuality, not compromise it. He has an instinctive dislike of authority, and hates to be pushed around by others. He needs a great deal of space to be himself. He hates routine, and wants to see new things happening around him constantly. He could easily attract partners who are erratic, unpredictable and incapable of commitment. His best characteristics are his dynamism and ability to dramatise.
The fool possesses the innocence of a child. We must become as ‘a little child’ before he can enter his ‘magical’ kingdom. His intentions are pure. He is your inner child. You know, the one who is willing to make mistakes in order to learn from them! I would compare the Fool with a baby’s first steps. In order to be able to walk, a baby has to stand up first. The baby falls down and tries again and again until it is able to find its balance and then, all of a sudden, the baby can walk. If we fail at something, we have to get up and try again until we can o it right. If we don’t accept this challenge, we will soon become crippled in life and unable to stand up for our own freedom. The Fool learns from his mistakes. That’s his secret!
His favourite tool is laughter. The Fool completely trusts what the universe has to offer. He has no fear. He does not worry about what he could have done or could have been. It is in the past. He creates his future now in the present time, not in the past or future tense. The past and future are excess baggage. He travels light, because he carries everything he needs in his knapsack! The Fool lives a simple life. Simplicity is the key to life!
The Fool: Positive Aspects: Versatile, Eagerness, Enthusiastic, Youthfulness, Innovative
The Fool: Negative Aspects: Erratic, Naive, Elusive, Rebellious, Stupidity, Disruption