Hello! I’m back! I know, I know, you were starting to wonder if I’d forgotten about this place of mine again; but rest assured I’ve been thinking of it often.
Anyway, I have started studying the Major Arcana of Tarot, and decided the best way for me to remember it all (I’m hoping) is to write about it, so get ready to hear from me a lot as I go through the Journey of the Fool.
So, as I was looking through the cards again yesterday the phrase “A fool and his money are soon parted” came to mind. Now, once upon I time I used to take this to be along the lines of “There’s a sucker born every minute”. But, this isn’t necessarily so, if we think of the Fool in the terms of the Tarot.
The phrase makes one think that the fool is someone with too little intellect to realize they are spending money on something that is worthless, or a scam. This isn’t always the case, however.
“A fool and his money are soon parted”
The Fool may be naive, and perhaps even ignorant to certain knowledge, but this does not mean that he lacks intellect. Sometimes a fool spends money on things, not because they believe the item is of great value, but simply because they are willing to splurge in order to have a good time. They are carefree and don’t necessarily feel the need to be cautious about finances. The fool throws caution to the wind and goes blissfully on their way, an yes, perhaps spends a bit freely. So, there is truth to the phrase…it’s just not always a bad thing! 🙂
To be a fool is to be embarking on a new journey. The excitement and anticipation of all that is to come puts a spring in your step, and a song in your heart. It is to be innocent, and to be in a state where all is new and fills you with a sense of wonderment.
I think that perhaps we should all try to be the Fool a little more often. We should just stop taking ourselves so seriously, and try to look on the world with new eyes. I think think we’d all be better for it.
Well, that’s my little epiphany for today. See ya again when I take on The Magician!