The Joker is a combination of the energies of all four suits. It signifies balance (or lack of when reversed). It is a stronger card than a suited Joker and needs to be taken seriously. Relating to a person or situation, it often means multiple choices.
As people, Jokers often represent young, energetic people who are at the very beginning of their personal journey. They are still developing a sense of self but they approach new challenges with fervent energy and excitement. Jokers look forward to the opportunity of learning and practicing new skills. On a physical level, Jokers can represent young children through to young adults. However, Jokers can also represent those who are young at heart or who are discovering a new aspect of themselves. As events, Jokers are often seen as messengers and come to you with a new opportunity or an invitation. Jokers encourage you to go for it and give you the green light for a new project or initiative. Jokers symbolize a new stage in life.
Upright Meanings: harmony, development, nature, motherhood, fertility, accomplishment, action, femininity, evolution, creativity, sensuality, nurturing, beauty, pregnancy
harmony, development, nature, motherhood, fertility, accomplishment, action, femininity, evolution, creativity, sensuality, nurturing, beauty, pregnancy
The Joker card is numbered 0, which is considered to be a number of infinite potential. Consider him a blank slate, for The Joker has yet to develop a clear personality. He is the symbol of innocence – his journey to come will shape his character yet.
Reversed Meanings: hesitation, bad choice, indecision, apathy, distraction, carelessness, injustice, irrationality, stupidity, negligence, lack of fun, recklessness
When you get The Reversed Joker in your reading, you can generally find his more negative characteristics being on display. It can mean that you are literally acting like The Joker by disregarding the repercussions of your actions. Like the youth depicted in the card, you don’t see how dangerous of a position you find yourself in. The Reversed Joker card can show that you are living in the moment and not planning for the future. The Reversed Joker serves as a caution that you should be more aware so as not to be taken advantage of. Like the dog in the Rider Waite version, this card is here to alert you on anything that may sound too good to be true.