The Fool represents the Basic force, the force before entering into manifestation. It represents the childlike enthusiasm with which we begin our journey irrespective of the dangers and hurdles lying ahead. At one hand it shows initiative, zeal, originality, freedom, happiness, adventure and innocence; on another it shows irresponsibility, immaturity and inexperience.
The bright sun overhead represents the life energy that is forever rising. The mountains in the distance speaks of high aspirations. His bag represents the memories of the past, with the eagle on it representing an awaked view towards aspirations. The white rose in his hand represents the pure desire and untainted goals, while the dog at his feet is symbolic of the lower incarnations that is to be elevated by evolution.
The question "Is The Fool making a mistake, or is The Fool making a leap of faith?"
This card reads as a new beginning in one`s life, or the calling for one to reduce to the basics of our being. This also calls for us to look within for enthusiastic child in ourselves, and go ahead on a new path with fresh perspective and zeal.