Origin - Chinese
Statement - "Am I a goddess or a god? My name is Lan Tsai-Ho and I am one of the Eight Immortals of China. I am lighthearteedness, fantasy, folly and eccentricity"
The journey through the major arcana begins as the fool embarks on a miraculous journey of the soul like a newborn child. The fool represents the life challenges we shall face.
Lan Caihe (藍采和; pinyin: Lán Cǎihé; Wade-Giles: Lan Ts'ai-ho) is the least known of the 8 immortals. Lan Caihe's age and sex are unknown. The deity could be a hermaphrodite, but in the form most well-known he is a young effeminate boy or youth carrying a bamboo flower basket
He was from Tang Dynasty. His/her behaviour was out of norm and known for its bizarreness. He wore only shorts and thin shirts in winter, and thick jacket and long pants in summer He walked with one foot bare and another with shoe.
He is variously portrayed as a youth, an aged man, or a girl; in modern pictures generally as a girl. His distinctive emblem is a flower-basket, often carried slung on a hoe over his shoulder. The basket contains various flora associated with ideas of longevity.