The Moon tarot card meaning
The Moon symbolizes an area of your life where all is not as it seems. Somebody may be being dishonest with you, leaving you feeling confused and anxious. One moment your happiness is shining and the next, you feel as though you are being taken for a ride. You must not allow these actions towards you to create fear. In essence, the Moon card is a warning.
Detailed meanings of The Moon
The Moon in the Egyptian (Grand Etteilla) tarot
CARD NUMBER 3. – The Creation : Water (Replaces The Moon card of the traditional tarot).
Upright. – Slander, criticism, successful undertakings despite opposing forces.
Reversed. – Accidents. Near Card number 74: abandonment of a person in whom one had confidence.
The Moon as Advice
“Step into the light. Unseen forces are cheering you on.” – Cheryl Richardson
Sometimes, we don’t have any particular rhyme or reason in feeling the way that we do. We may be pushed and pulled by forces that we don’t understand, leading us in directions that we may not have been anticipating. Just because we can’t explain the reasoning behind them doesn’t mean that these forces are any less valid; if anything, they are some of the truest motivations that we will ever feel. They are informed by higher powers that we can’t possibly understand, and have an inherent wisdom that is only dulled by our attempts at rationalizing them. They are much like The Moon, which asserts its invisible influence on the entire ocean so as to power the coming and going of the tide.
Now is the time to listen to your intuitive self, even if you don’t quite understand why you feel the way that you do. Allow your actions to be guided by your inner voice, even if you aren’t quite sure what affect it will have. Have faith that your intuition is leading you in the right direction. Not only will this lead you towards a greater sense of inner peace, but you may find that this course of action produces great material results. Our intuition is guided by wisdom that we can’t completely understand, and offers possible solutions that we may have never considered with our rational minds. Have confidence in yourself, and don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith.
The Moon meaning for a Relationship
Emotions are incredibly difficult to explain. Many times, there is no logical reasoning for us to feel the way that we do. If someone were to explain the circumstances as if they were being experienced by someone else, we usually find that our opinion on the situation is completely different. However, when we are in the middle of a highly charged situation, our most reliable basis for making any decision is going to be our emotional attachment to each possible outcome. This is particularly true in the case of romance; after all, love is oftentimes blind to reason.
Listen to your gut; it will lead you to happiness and protect you from the worst heartbreak. Recently, your intuition has been particularly loud when you think of your current romantic situation. Perhaps you have a feeling that someone has feelings for you, but you aren’t quite sure how to prove it. Or maybe your gut is telling you that your partner is up to something, even if you don’t know the details of the situation. There is a reason that you feel this way; even if your idea seems baseless, there is no shame in investigating your suspicions. Have faith in your intuition, and move forward with an open mind. You may be surprised to find that you were right all along. Use this as an opportunity to plan for the outcome you suspect to be most true, even if this means that you have to ready yourself for heartbreak.
Classic interpretation of The Moon by A.E.Waite
EIGHTEEN. THE MOON
The distinction between this card and some of the conventional types is that the moon is increasing on what is called the side of mercy, to the right of the observer. It has sixteen chief and sixteen secondary rays. The card represents life of the imagination apart from life of the spirit. The path between the towers is the issue into the unknown. The dog and the wolf are the fears of the natural mind in the presence of that place of exit, when there is only reflected light to guide it.
The last reference is a key to another form of symbolism. The intellectual light is a reflection and beyond it is the unknown mystery which it cannot show forth. It illuminates our animal nature, types of which are represented below—the dog, the wolf and that which comes up out of the deeps, the nameless and hideous tendency which is lower than the savage beast. It strives to attain manifestation, symbolized by crawling from the abyss of water to the land, but as a rule it sinks back whence it came. The face of the mind directs a calm gaze upon the unrest below; the dew of thought falls; the message is: Peace, be still; and it may be that there shall come a calm upon the animal nature, while the abyss beneath shall cease from giving up a form.
The Moon meaning for your Job & Career
Finding success in a career can feel like an endless string of strategic decisions and careful calculations. It can be easy for us to overthink big decisions that affect our careers, as any change in employment can trigger a disastrous domino effect that can reshape our entire lives. Oftentimes, the fear of failure can lead us to inaction, and it may hold us back from pursuing our dreams. Even when our inner voice may be screaming at us to do one thing, our material interests can drown out that voice in favor of maintaining stability.
Now is the time for you to listen to your gut, even if it is leading you down a potentially risky path. If there is a change or project you have been thinking of proposing to your superiors, this is your chance to begin letting this plan take shape. Is there a position that you’ve been thinking of applying to, but you have been unsure of whether or not you would even be considered as a candidate? Take this a sign to put yourself out there; you may find that, in the mind of those who are in charge of making the final decision, you are the perfect match for the job. There is a reason that you are drawn to this course of action, and your intuition may be the knowledge you’ve gained through experience in this field manifesting into well-informed advice. Have faith in the fact that you know what you are doing, and your confidence will teach those around you that you are someone worth following into the unknown.
Reversed The Moon tarot card (in depth)
In an attempt to listen to the quiet hum of the underlying forces that influence our lives, it can be easy to hear things that are nonexistent. When The Moon appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you have allowed yourself to fall into a false sense of reality, leading you to deny the facts of the situation at hand.
Allow yourself to be grounded in truth, and avoid reaching any baseless conclusions. While you may prefer a different reality, this does not mean that you can reject the one that you are currently in. Avoid over-exaggeration and delusion, as they will only serve to make it harder for you to accept the truth.
The Moon YES or NO (in depth)
This card may appear because there is something in your life that isn’t how it seems to be. It is often depicted by showing a moon between two towers with wolves surrounding it. The Moon represents deception, illusion and may mean that you are confused or lying to yourself. With The Moon being a warning to you, it can only be a NO card.
- Upright Meaning – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Love – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Love – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Career – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Career – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Finance – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Finance – Yes or No
- The Answer to ‘Should I trust them?’
The Moon meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.
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