The Moon Tarot


What is the Moon Tarot

The Moon Tarot is the eighteenth (XVIII) card in a suit of twenty-two cards called the trumps or Major Arcana in a traditional 78 tarot card deck. It is used for both playing and divination. The card’s ruling planet is Neptune, and its element is water.

How is the Moon in the Tarot Depicted

The radiating moon with sixteen primary and secondary rays sheds Yodh-shaped fertilizing dews on the earth. The figure inside is frowning, expressing its displeasure.

At the bottom, a crayfish crawls out of a small pond towards an unruly path that leads to a range of mountains in the distance.

Two tall towers lie at the sides of the path while a wolf and a dog howl at the moon.


 What Does the Moon Mean in the Tarot Card

The Moon is a symbol of dreams, intuitions, higher consciousness, and spiritual wisdom. The dews represent human thoughts and also stand for peace and calmness.

While the crayfish reflects emotional needs and desires, the pond symbolizes unconscious mind.

The towers refer to the two sides of the brain, and the path in the middle with its twists and turns shows that the mind prefers being controlled by instincts rather than intellect.

The wolf and the dog represent fear of the mind when facing an unknown situation.

The Moon as a Person (Signifier)

The Moon is an embodiment of a feminine personality who likes to be lost in a world of fantasies and wild dreams. Compassionate and understanding as well, she is always ready to help those in dire need. However, her secretive nature can create a false impression.

The Moon Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

Symbolism: Illusion, fear, anxiety, intuition, uncertainty, confusion

Interpretation: It means that you are highly insecure and doubtful about the present situation. Although everything around appears to be normal, you are well-aware of a major problem brewing up. Plus, the intuitive messages you apparently get while dreaming seems to cause more confusion and difficulty concentrating on vital things in your life.

It would be advisable to get in touch with your inner self and understand the reality, based only on facts.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Bonding, self-improvement, passion

Interpretation: Couples might be able to work out their relationship by amending themselves and creating a peaceful dwelling.

If you are single, there might be a possibility of a passionate relationship culminating either in a lifetime engagement or painful breakup.

Moon Tarot Card Readings in Other Conditions

Career and Work: Create a good impression at your workplace by staying patient and calm. Your colleagues and superiors may try to put you in a false position, but your presence of mind would help in coming out of the situation.

Finance and Money: According to the card, you have to wait a bit longer to go forward with any new business venture or money investment.

Health: Overindulgence might be the cause of your current health conditions. Change your dietary habits before it’s too late.

Regarding pregnancy, the card symbolizes fertility and nurture.

The Moon Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

Symbolism: Disarrangement, restricted thoughts, mental agony

Interpretation: In the upside down position, it indicates loss of creative flow, self-control, and self-confidence. Now your instincts are so strong that you want to divert from regular rules and regulations and do something adventurous. The result might lead you getting trapped in a web of lies and unethical deeds.

The Moon suggests you face your innermost fears and anxieties with confidence rather than running away otherwise your life will be in the doldrums.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Deception, solitude, melodramatic

Interpretation: Time to time, you may find yourself getting sentimental over small issues, causing a misunderstanding with your partner. Fights and arguments may become part and parcel of your domestic life if you continue your erratic behavior.

Don’t be in haste to end or begin a relationship as the outcome would be unpleasant.

The Moon in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: In the past position, the arrival of the card reminds you how inaccurate you were judging a person or an event in your former days. Be careful next time when it comes to assessing human nature.

Present: You know something is about to happen but lack clarity to understand. Also, you know that nothing is going to work as per your plan.

Future: A brand new path will be discovered by you soon, giving immense joy and creative satisfaction.

Moon Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

The Fool Suggests you not to act on the spur of the moment
The Magician Reflects your strong power of concentration
The High Priestess Indicates that something is hidden from you
The Empress Advises you to stop using your manipulative skills
The Emperor Urges you to be stable and logical
The Hierophant Predicts delay in planned actions
The Lovers Suggests you make decisions based on your judgment
The Chariot Coaxes you to change your plans for better results
The Strength Symbolizes lack of trust from your end
The Hermit Signifies that good and bad times follow a cycle
The Wheel of Fortune Stand for success and financial gains
The Justice Indicates possibility of a victorious win
The Hanged Man Refers to stagnation and unnecessary sacrifices
The Death Highlights your deceptive nature
The Temperance Implies that you need time to recover from an emotional trauma
The Devil Encourages you to come out of meaningless relationships
The Tower Means that you are lying to yourself
The Star Throws light on your desire to reach a high position
The Sun Embodies spirituality and dedication
The Judgment Stands for exhaustion and helplessness
The World Motivates you to stand united and fight for injustice

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