Keywords: Spontaneity, new beginnings, perfect innocence, The New Moon, Everything & Nothing at all.
Spirit: Changes, infinity, possibilities.
Mind: infancy, getting lost in illusions, deconstruction of limitations and boundaries.
Path: Kether (Crown) to Chokma (Wisdom): The path of the Creator
In a yes or no spread :Yes.
Hanged Man: Having blind faith in what is out of ones control
Judgement: Decisions that lead to a new start or rebirths
The Star: Faith and trust that comes from innocence
Three of Wands: Expanding ones horizons and exploring new territory.
Hierophant: Following conventions and being stuck in routines and rules
Death: Closing down or ending
The Devil: Lacking faith or being restricted from a new start
Two of Swords; Feeling tense, holding back and denying experience
Four of Pentacles: order and regularity. Stagnation
The Theory of the Fool
The Fool represents pure Chaos and the ability to create nearly endless things from it should one decide to harness it. The infinite future and the lack of fear that comes from being willing to embrace it is what makes one seem, to others, foolish. In many cards we see that there is an animal of some sorts depicted. This is symbolic of the natural mind, the animalistic side in all of us that connects us to nature. There is a certain Harmony of the two required to take that first step forward into the darkness of the forest and risk coming out a different person all together.
In the image below we can see that the Form of Beauty and the Concept of Beauty are two completely different things. In relation to the image, The Fool represents that mid point between Beauty in its Pure Form and our Concept of what Beauty is.
In the Tree of life the Fool is found on the pathway from the Central Pillar Seraph of Kether
(Crown) to the Yin Pillar of Creation's Chokma (Wisdom). This is the creators pathway to the highest will. As Kether is the absolute perfection, the spark before the thought is is completely incomprehensible to the mind and only the fool attempts to make sense of it. You can see this depicted by the other tarot in the chart (Pure Fire Aire Water & Earth) Therefor the Fool sits on the pathway to Wisdom in it's highest form. The Zero representing the interconnectedness of this wisdom in a way that makes it everything and nothing at all. It is a level above division. If we look at the fool as a representative of directions, we will find that it sits on the Above to Below line connecting The Magician (Above) and The High Priestess (Below) further representing its connectivity of the mind and the divine.
Its position in Readings
The position of the fool may represent what parts of your life have a new beginning. In a spread looking at the past present and future you may have made a change in your life that is leading you in a new direction. Keep going along this path in the present and in the event that the new beginning has yet to occur, you may be in need of change in order to bring about the new beginning it's telling you of..