The Fool is numbered 0 – the number of unlimited potential – and so does not have a specific place in the sequence of the Tarot cards. The Fool can be placed either at the beginning of the Major Arcana or at the end. The Major Arcana is often considered the Fool’s journey through life and as such, she is ever present and therefore needs no number.
On The Fool Tarot card, a young calico kitty stands on the edge of a cliff, without a care in the world, as she sets out on a new adventure. She is gazing upwards toward the sky and is seemingly unaware that she is about to skip off a precipice into the unknown. She has a modest knapsack containing everything she needs. The white rose represents her purity and innocence. And at her feet is her childhood favorite plushie, representing loyalty and protection, that encourages her to charge forward and learn the lessons she came to learn. The mountains behind The Fool symbolise the challenges yet to come. They are forever present, but The Fool doesn’t care about them right now; she’s more focused on starting her expedition.