Osho Zen Tarot – The Fool

Osho Zen Tarot – The Fool

The Fool card represents New Beginnings. There are a lot of colors on this card. The color of the clothes the man is wearing represents Earth Element. The Green color represents Growth. In any question, if this card comes the result is positive. Sun, and moon in this card are treated as blessings. Mountain and trees in this card are signs of growth. The white flower signifies Peace. The valley represents hurdles, but in the end, there will be success and growth. This card represents No grounding, it means to take a step but be careful, anddon’t do work blindly.

Trust yourself and in your Relations also.

Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind. He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence, and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand. The pattern on his waistcoat contains the colors of all four elements of the tarot, indicating that he is in harmony with all that surrounds him. His intuition is functioning at its peak. At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown. Adventures await him in the river of life.

The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the ‘rightness’ of things, you cannot go wrong. Your actions may appear ‘foolish’ to others, or even to yourself if you try to analyze them with a rational mind. But the ‘zero’ place occupied by the Fool is the numberless number where trust and innocence are the guides, not skepticism and past experience.

OSHO’s Teachings

A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you, and you deceive him again, and he trusts you, and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don’t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, here-now, as if just born, just a babe.
In the beginning, it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you…let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.
And each time you don’t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.

Akshit Kapoor

Article by Akshit Kapoor

Published 05 May 2022