The Black Joker is a combination of the energies of spades and clubs, where ideas and inspiration demand action. Stronger than either of the black Jokers, more practical than the red Jokers, don’t mess around when you see it.
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: fatherhood, older man, structure, rules and power, stability, protectiveness, authority, dependability, logical, father-figure
fatherhood, older man, structure, rules and power, stability, protectiveness, authority, dependability, logical, father-figure
The Black Joker is one of the most feared cards in the deck and it is very misunderstood. Many people avoid mentioning this card because it has that much power. Most times, people take the name of the card literally. However, the real meaning within The Black Joker card is one of the most positive in the whole deck. The Black Joker card signals that one major phase in your life is ending and a new one is going to start. You just need to close one door, so the new one will open. The past needs to be placed behind you, so you can focus your energy on what is ahead of you.
Reversed Meanings: immobility, fear of beginnings, repeating negative patterns, stagnation, resisting change, inability to move forward, slow changes, cheating
The Black Joker reversed interpretation is still about change, but that you have been resisting it. You could be worried about letting go of the past, or you could not be sure of the changes that you need to make to go forward. Resisting the change and holding onto the past can limit your future, which can cause you to feel like you are in limbo. You should take some time to assess the ways that you have been approaching changes in your life. You may find you have been halting the changes that you need due to fears of the unknown. While you can still be afraid, you should trust that you are taking the right steps and move forward. Life moves on, so fighting passing time is only going to leave you with regrets. The Black Joker does not have to be a card of regret, especially if you heed its warning.