Tarot Card: The Moon

What has traditionally been known as the Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. The full moon and.or eclipse cycle charted by the magi (as in some of the earliest moon card images) exemplify this as a mechanism that nature uses to expand consciousness.

The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontier of consciousness, where we cannot control what happens.

The moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between the self and the unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its maker.

The Image and Symbols

The Moon represents mystery, the subconscious, the unknown, intuition and dreams. The crayfish, moving towards the ocean, represent the unconscious. The dog is a symbol of domestication, having been tamed and adapted by man. The Moon is shown in a ll three phases at once, body, mind and spirit. The wolf is a symbol of primitive and wild nature, and the conscious.

General Meaning

This is a time of strong emotions, confusion, strong dreams and an increase in psychic ability. Your dreams are trying to tell you something. You can get in touch with your deepest self, face your fears and explore the unknown. It can indicate your readiness to explore the hidden aspects of yourself. You can face your fears and examine them. There may be an opportunity of developing your intuitive or psychic powers. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial. This time can also result in great creativity. You can and should trust your intuition. This card often stands for fears and anxieties. Be careful not to let deception and false ideas lead you astray. Sometimes the Moon is a signal that you are lost and wandering aimlessly.


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