The Moon Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
XVIII The Moon Correspondences:
Keywords and phrases:
Uncertainty, secrecy, illusion.
Moon Tarot Card Meanings:
In folklore and tradition, the moon can be associated with moon madness, and it’s a good way to remember the card, for nothing may be as it really seems at this time. The full moon holds us spellbound in its presence, momentarily captured in its hypnotic light.
When The Moon appears in a Tarot reading it can indicate uncertainty, feeling as though you’re standing on shifting sands with emotions swinging back and forth. By the light of the moon nothing may appear as it really is, creating illusionary situations, so it’s best not to make assumptions and jump the gun. Events culminate and rise to the surface around the time of a full moon, just as the crayfish in the image is half submerged in the water pool of the subconscious, it often shows situations that are still developing, so not all the facts may be available at the moment but will emerge in due course.
There can also be a hint of secrecy or deception, particularly if accompanied by other cards to reinforce the message and strengthen the association. Heightened dreams and psychic ability can be highlighted by this card, although more frequently it paints a confusing picture, suggesting clouded thinking and not seeing matters clearly; taken to extreme it can create a sense of paranoia. The best advice with The Moon is to wait until all the facts are available before making important decisions.
The Moon often makes an appearance for those seeking a reading when they feel completely confused over a situation, to the point where they don’t feel they can think straight about it anymore. They’ve often looked at the situation from every angle and feel they’re sinking in uncertainty; this is most apparent when it appears in the base position of The Anchor, which reveals the current atmosphere and circumstances surrounding the client at the time of the reading.
If reversed or badly aspected, usually similar but with a lesser effect than the upright meaning.
The Moon Tarot Card Combinations:
Ace of Wands > The Fool > The Moon: Launching into a new endeavour outside of your usual experience could be fraught with confusion and problems, there are too many unknowns at the moment, hold your horses for the time being.
The Moon > Five of Wands > Two of Pentacles: Normal service resumes; restoring and maintaining balance after a confusing spell when everything was clear as mud and everyone was at odds.
Two of Cups > The Moon: You may be feeling uncertain about a relationship or where things may be heading, watch and wait for the moment but don't act in haste.
The Moon > Three of Swords: There could be the risk of quarrels through misunderstandings or misinformation, double-check all the facts first.
The Moon > Four of Pentacles: You may be feeling over cautious about proceeding with something, which could be a wise move since The Moon brings uncertainty and suggests you may not have the full picture.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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