Originally published: Jul 13, 2017
The Fool is very special to me, and integral to all Major Arcana too. As the 0 the first card in the set, The Fool is truely the beginning, the pure, naive and purest version of yourself. With an innocence and open mind it pushes forward. Letting go of hurt and pushing forward, I try to come back to this place, embrace my inner child, without assumptions being open to new adventures.
Here is the transcription from my Interview with Frank – Enjoy.
Flossy: Which card did you choose to be and why?
For this project I choose the fool. Sometimes I call it the joker, but mostly I call it the fool.
Flossy: I quite like it as the fool too. Some decks change it, and I’ve heard it called the fledgling
Oh, that has an entirely different meaning to me. The fledgling sounds so adolescent and naive, but the fool to me so wise and childlike, like holding that wisdom lightly. I choose the Fool, some times I call the joker. The fool to me is so wise and child like, holding that wisdom lightly. I choose the fool because I most resonate with this card out of the whole deck. It’s the most non gendered, non binary card, and I identify as A-gender, non binary, or post gender as I call it, and so for me, not so much standing in a gendered archetype but more about the story behind the Fool.
It’s more substance for me, so for me the fool is about journeying and undertow of wisdom that carries you, but with a light openness in your stride. I feel like I’ve had a like I’ve had a really big life, and I’ve learned a lot of different things, and seen a lot of different things. But, um, there was a point where I realized that the past doesn’t dictate the future and all the wisdom and lessons that I have learned may play some role, but to go forward with an open heart, and a fresh mind. Or a young mind.
As individual as the message might be for those readers I would say to always find the joy in your lessons. And have fun while learning them really. It’s no fun if you’re too serious, always have fun while you’re learning the lessons.
Flossy: I think having a queer tarot deck is quite important to our community. How do you represent, like what does having a queer tarot deck mean? To having that available, cause you could, there’s lots of queer tarot decks out there but a lot of them are art or more abstract. This is specifically of people.
19. The Fool – Frank – They/them – Agender / post gender
Each card will be accompanied by a short clip of the model sharing their story and their connection with the card.