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fool, the

fool, the

The artist as a different kind of human being

The tarot card The Fool, shows a clown walking in the edge of a cliff without being particularly alarmed.

It looks as if he is about to fall. Perhaps he hasnt seen the cliff, which makes you wonder whether its his choice to just trust his instinct and not look where his going

The Fool always has the company of an animal. This animal is usually a dog. This symbolizes natures powers and the instinctive nature of man.

I will continue using the word artist instead of fool.

The artist is never at rest, showing his preference to action and the knowledge that comes through experience rather than intellectual approach

The artist links the chaotic world of the subconscious with the proper world of the conscious.

He is therefore a complete human being, as he was before he was submitted to social rules. When someone combines madness and wisdom, as the artist does, then he is capable of anything. He can realize the impossible, yet there is a possibility of becoming foolish.

The depicting of the artist in a standing position in the card shows our belief that anything is possible even if that is beyond common sense. It is a call to trust our instinct, to deal with everything with an open mind, to believe in our endless capabilities and to start a journey full of adventure giving value to the experience of the moment and not to a long term planning. It is a way distant to the security of everyday life it is a dive in the unknown.

On the contrary when the artist is depicted upside down it is then that we do not believe in our capabilities and of course then no one else believes in us.

Lets make sure that our card is in the standing position.

Author and translator: Vicky Adamou


fool, the

τοποθετώντας τον καλλιτέχνη ως ξεχωριστό είδος ανθρώπου

Η κάρτα του τρελού στα ταρώ δείχνει έναν κλόουν να βαδίζει στο χείλος ενός γκρεμού, χωρίς να ανησυχεί ιδιαίτερα. Ουσιαστικά φαίνεται να είναι μόλις πριν πέσει στο γκρεμό. Ίσως δεν έχει δει τον γκρεμό, πιθανότατα όμως να είναι επιλογή του να μην βλέπει που πηγαίνει, εμπιστευόμενος τη διαίσθηση του.

Σχεδόν πάντα ο Τρελός έχει τη συντροφιά ενός ζώου, συνήθως σκύλου, συμβολ