The Moon Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
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The 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 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 represent a time of conflicting emotions when you feel you're standing on shifting sands. The Moon awakens the animal instincts, as represented by the dog and wolf howling at the moon, as the crayfish symbolises hidden and submerged fears, rising from the deep pool of the subconscious mind. It creates a push-pull of the emotions, similar to the instinctive response of fight or flight syndrome we experience when awareness is heightened to the potential of danger in an unknown situation.
The light of the moon can create illusionary situations that play tricks with your mind and trigger anxiety, so it’s best not to make assumptions. Events culminate and rise to the surface around the time of the full moon, just as sea creatures rise and spawn around the cycles of the moon; it suggests that situations are still developing behind the scenes but will emerge in due course.
There can be a hint of secrecy or deception, particularly if accompanied by other cards to reinforce 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 you have all the facts 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. This is most apparent when it appears in the present position of a spread, 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.
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