The first card in the Major Arcana. Usually numbered 0. It is a different card.
In the esoteric studies and mystical methods, the fool is usually the one that moves the plot and the Major Arcana is the path that he takes to learn the mystery of life and the great archetypes. The path is known as "the path of the fool" and this term is used to study the Major Arcana. In that sense, the fool is external to the Major Arcana and he is a symbol of a soul searching to experience. The fool represents the ancient mystic wisdom and the intuitive wisdom we possess.
The Fool card's message is always a start of a journey or a search. The fool represents a new beginning, movement and renewal in the questioner's life.
It is a fresh start, clean from the dictations of society. It is a card of infinite possibilities. The fool has everything he needs for his journey and he is heading towards new experiences.
In the Tarot reading, the card represents the questioner. The card calls for renewal.
It represents a new journey whether it is in the fields of romance, finance or career.
The sense of freedom accompanies the questioner. He doesn't know where he is heading but it doesn't matter because the fool tells us to go on our journey with full confidence and faith and simply enjoy the experience.
The card doesn’t show the end of the journey but only the need for it.