This month the Llewellyn Tarot blog will feature a series of articles exploring the Fool’s Journey using Rachel Pollack’s Alternate Major Arcana Spread, found HERE.

The Fool’s Journey was coined by Eden Gray. The Fool card is said to journey through the Majors in order, gaining spiritual wisdom and learning lessons along the way. As the idea resonated with readers, people began laying out the Majors in certain configurations, like a spread, which influenced the interpretation of the journey.

For this month’s study, we will use this configuration based on the spread Rachel developed:



We will place the Fool at the top and the rest of the Majors in order in three rows of seven cards each. Using the Lo Scarabeo Tarot, it looks like this:


Here is a picture of what a single row looks like:


In the next entry we will look at the first two cards, The Magician and The High Priestess

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...