In the Osho Zen Tarot Fool card we see
our hero is offering his white rose of innocence up to the night skies, to the
darkness and without a little helper to guide him, it's like he seeks the
darkness, no wonder he falls straight off the cliff and into oblivion. The book
tells us this fool will go on trusting you whatever you do to him or whatever
lies you may tell him, this fool will never allow corrupt situations to
sway his convictions.
On the right is the Fool card from the
Tarot of a Moon Garden, what a contrast! this fool has three legs and all are
trying to take him in different directions, he has no clue which way to turn. I
see a butterfly on this card but no rose, in his hand, he is holding a wand and
above him there is another wand, there is a cobweb joining these wands together
which tells us he has been getting nowhere for a very long time. This fool has
not thrown caution to the wind.
In the Prediction Tarot the Fool wears
no white garment under his pure red coat and the cliff is missing, he looks
utterly bewildered as he scratches his head with the stem of his white rose.
Still, there is an archway and it does represent a doorway to somewhere, but
should he walk through it? it's time to rest on his walking stick while he
thinks about this, even the dog (or is it a cat?) looks bewildered.
In the Merlin Tarot the Fool is portrayed as a woman, she looks like she is
fighting against the elements and is about to turn away from the cliff, her dog
has no need to bark at her because she sees the danger. This Fool card is
unusual because it's numbered 7 in the Major Arcana, it has something to do with
the astrology and the way the cards fit in with the ancient myths if Merlin.