Welcome to the Tarot Blog Hop! Our wrangler Alison Cross of Tarot Thrones asked us to share something about a favorite Major Arcana card. Denver Tarot Convention speaker Mo Abdelbaki offered up his original artwork for The Fool.


The Fool


Fool by MoGazing in his mirror,
squeezing shut his eyes,
The Fool became The Hearer
and instantly was wise.

Every petal, every blade,
every leaf by Nature made,
is meant to wilt, its colors fade.

With leaps of joy, The Fool did cry,
“Time is Precious! So am I!
Colors, textures, earth and sky,
air will freeze and streams run dry.
All of this must surely pass!”

Dare you use his looking glass?



Mo will be speaking on “Decoding the Magic in the Thoth Tarot” at TarotCon Denver 2015. Visit our Speakers page for the full line-up of presentations and workshops.


About the Author

Of Egyptian heritage, Mo Abdelbaki has been a student of the mysteries for over fifty years and has been a professional consultant for over thirty. His intensive studies have encompassed Tarot, Vedic Astrology, I-Ching, Hermetic Qabalism, Runes and numerous other spiritual systems. Mo’s lifelong quest into all things metaphysical has provided him with a powerful intuition and accurate tools with which he has guided thousands of clients worldwide.

As a teacher, Mo has taught thousands in the proper use of Tarot, astrology and other divination methods. Mo currently hosts a weekly radio show on 12Radio called, “Out of Mo’s Mind” and writes a column of the same name in “Mark’s Power Peek.” He rarely makes public appearances but has recently come out of his cave to share with those who seek. Like any awakening bear, he can be a bit testy at times.

For information, please visit MoAbdelbaki.com.

© 2015 by Mo Abdelbaki. All rights reserved.

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11 thoughts on “Reflecting on The Fool

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  • June 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Awesome poem, and I love the variation of having a old Fool and a dragon to slay, or at least wave a mirror at. 😉

  • June 22, 2015 at 3:35 am

    LOL They do say that there’s no fool like an old fool. What a fun take on the Fool 😀

  • June 22, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I love the poem, and the artwork is amazing! The colors of the picture and the beasts in front of the Fool are amazing! He himself reminds me of Rincewind from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, which is a big extra plus point! 🙂

  • June 22, 2015 at 5:16 am

    That is such a cute image and verse! What a lovely way to kick off the Blog hop!

  • June 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I love everything about this post… but most especially –
    ‘Time is Precious! So am I!’
    Thanks! 😀

  • June 23, 2015 at 7:52 am

    oooohhhhh …what a refreshing change. First stop on the blog hop and I get this beautiful poem. Love it! XxJo

  • June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I can’t love this post enough!!!


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