The Fool, Shapeshifter Tarot
Theme: "the ability to embody the characteristics of another being" in order to reach a higher understanding/awareness
"Shapeshifting was a way of making that connection and of conquering any fears they had of the unknown. By becoming an animal, they were able to shift their perception and see the world differently..." (soulandspiritmagazine)
Not long ago I got the "try seeing it from a male neighbours perspective", and I'm still trying to..! I do everything I can to understand, as to not judge behaviours and words.
Truly coming to know - and gain trust from - a person who's shifting their energy, behaviour and focus r-a-p-i-d-l-y, mostly because of fears, requires quite well developed shapeshifting skills - and lots and lots of time...!
And without understanding (from at least one part) and mutual trust - no true connection, fruitful interaction, development or achieving "results" is possible.
A least that's my conclusion!
The Shapeshifter Tarot.
Card: 0 Initiation (The Fool)
"Potential, possibilities, new beginnings"
"As the Initiate, you are learning to control your willpower, in order to accomplish your goals and desires. A new cycle of life and being is before you; use the wisdom of the dragon to determine whether this cycle will be positive or negative. Listen to the messengers (seagulls) that come from the Universal Source for guidance. Remember that all humans live and die through several cycles within each lifetime."
"Even though you don't know exactly where you are going, you are being called to commit yourself and follow your heart, no matter how crazy this leap of faith might seem to you. Now is a time when you need to trust where the Universe is taking you."
"As you undertake this new journey, the Fool encourages you to have an open, curious mind and a sense of excitement. Throw caution to the wind and be ready to embrace the unknown, leaving behind any fear, worry or anxiety about what may or may not happen. This is about new experiences, personal growth, development, and adventure."
"Take that leap of faith, even if you do not feel 100% ready or equipped for what is coming (who knows what it could be?!)."
"Do you think you need to have everything mapped out before you can begin? No way! Not with the Fool. He ventures out on his journey with just his essential belongings - and now he invites you to do the same. You don't need to wait for someone to give you the green light or hold off until you have all the skills, tools and resources you think you might need. You are ready! If you've been watching for a sign, this is it!" (biddy)