cropped image of the Fool card from the Wickwillow Tarot by Hal Weeks, self-published 2013.

Fool’s Choice: Five Madcap Takes on the Unnumbered Trump

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

April Fools! Royal fools have wisdom in their trickery. These five (plus a bonus!) blog posts each explore the Fool from a different angle. This handful of essays includes a soup recipe, a love tarot spread, a wordless essay, and a crafty decoupage project. But all leap off from that elusive Major Arcana card, the Fool.

1. Fool’s Soup

From September 22, 2017

In this story format post I share a recipe for butternut squash soup set against a background of new lovers getting to know each other, but not really.

2. Love: A Fools’ Approach

From October 31, 2013

Seeing these dying weeds while on a trip to the Bay Area inspired this essay that condenses time into the immediacy of a single moment, then invites us to look at other aspects of our lives with that freshness. I apply this theory in a love-themed tarot spread.

3. Foolish Thoughts

From July 25, 2011

Some spilled salt enlightened me as to the true meaning of the Fool.

4. “The Fool Box”: Tarot Blog Hop Maninni Deck

From September 20, 2015

This is probably too personal to be of interest to anyone else, but I have to say I love this decoupage box I made! In this post I share photos and explain what of each detail of this collage means to me.

5. Symbolism in the Tarot

From February 18, 2016

You might have heard me say it: “The Fool has cat food in his bag!”

Bonus: The Silent Sermon, or, Happy New Year!

From December 31, 2022

Sometimes the Fool doesn’t need to speak to share his wisdom.

Leap Before You Look

I hope you enjoyed this April Fools Day fun and foolishness. The Fool’s advice is “Leap before you look.” Try it if you dare: you just might flip into his enlightened perspective. Let me know your favorite foolish thoughts in the comments!

Joy Vernon
Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is widely recognized as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty-five years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup grew into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Now Joy runs the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher in Burien, Washington. To learn more, please visit

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