Reversed, the Fool suggests that you might be acting in total disregard of the consequences of your acts and indeed acting as ‘the fool’. You are trying to live ‘in the moment’ instead of planning the future. You are being reckless, wanting to break free from the daily routine in order to ‘find yourself’ but in a way that completely disregards other people.
The Fool reversed warns you about potentially being taken advantage of or making a deal in which you do not understand completely the consequences of your decisions. If an opportunity that seems too good to be true then it probably is. It is incredibly important that you do almost a ‘due diligence’ on the opportunities that come up in order to be sure that you are making the right choice and not simply going with the most attractive offer at the time. Be ready for the challenges that lie ahead so you are not taken by surprise. Do your research and make sure you are well prepared for important events like job interviews, applications, presentations and meetings.
In a career Tarot reading, the Fool reversed implies that you do not want to be placed in a work situation where you are entirely out of your zone and have no clue what you are doing. You want to feel competent at least that you know what you need to do and you definitely do not want to look like the fool or the ‘newbie’ on the block. Even if you have been in the workforce for a while, you want to be respected for your experience to date and do not want to have to start from scratch again.
In a relationship Tarot reading, the Fool reversed can suggest that the nature of the relationship is really changeable and uncertain, where spontaneity is taken to a whole different level. You may have doubts about where the relationship is going and whether you can safely depend on your partner. You may both be risk-takers with little consideration for the long-term effects of your acts. This might bring about excitement and be thrilling, but it also generates a feeling of uncertainty and insecurity.
Often, the reversal of this Major Arcana card suggest a need to bring your attention and energy from the inside, so you can effectively master the spiritual lesson that this card contains. A profound way to do this is through meditation with the Tarot cards.