The Moon tarot card is the number eighteen of the Major Arcana cards in tarot deck cards. Among the Major Arcana cards, it is also known as the card of intuition. This generally implies that inner instincts are important in times of illusion and uncertainty. Here you can find a detailed description of the Star tarot card including keywords, upright, and reversed card meanings.
Moon Tarot Card Meanings Key Words
- Upright: subconscious, illusions, intuition, fear, anxiety
- Reversed: inner confusion, release of fear, misinterpretation, emotion
Moon Tarot Card Meanings and Descriptions
In the Moon card, there is a full moon in the most upper middle of the card. A crescent moon is also within it. Although the figure is frowning which shows disapproval, this serves as the light and knowledge through one’s journey to the unknown. The two towers are placed opposite to each other and the moon in their center, in the same manner, that a dog and a wolf are also positioned between a pathway that leads to a faraway direction.
The animals howling to the moon present in the picture are the representation of a human’s animalistic nature. The dog symbolizes our tamed nature, while the wolf represents the untamed or wild one.
The parallelism of the animals and the towers show that more often than not, we are always presented with two choices – the good and the bad one. It is, however, a difficult decision as it is often hard to balance intuition and logic.
Lastly, there is also a crawfish emerging out of the water, as if it were to walk on the path. It represents us humans who are about to set out on a long way towards a blurred or uncertain destination.
Moon Tarot Card Meaning Upright
When you get the Moon tarot card upright in a reading, it is a sign of that you need intuition when faced with illusion. There may be things, whether now or in the future, that are just misconceptions to what seems to be the truth. Listen to what your instinct tells you and trust your gut. Not every fact is revealed in the easiest ways, so you have to dig deep to search for truth.
When you get the Moon tarot card upright in a reading, it is a sign of that you need intuition when faced with illusion.
Do not be tricked with the things your naked eyes can see. Some things are not seen but only felt. Just like the crawfish in the card, you are about to go to an uncertain end and you need to seek light while you are on the way. The clarity is your voice within, so have faith it with all your heart.
Another meaning of this card is you are living with your fear and anxiety. You have to find out what is causing such distress in order to live peacefully. Are you holding on to something in the past? Is something bothering you about your future? The past is already done and the future is yet to come. There is nothing that can be done with them. Be present at the moment and this is something that only you have control over.
Moon Tarot Card Meaning Reversed
The reversed Moon card suggests that while your fears and anxieties are in your current state, they are slowly fading out because you are overcoming them. You are on your way to recovering from these negative energies and you are starting to feel more confident with yourself. It is now a time where you stopped misinterpreting these feelings of uneasiness and you are starting to let them have control over yourself. Thus, this makes you feel like you have just got out of the prison and it is truly a significant moment of liberation in your life.
The reversed Moon card suggests that while your fears and anxieties are in your current state, they are slowly fading out because you are overcoming them.
Moreover, your worries that you be feeling at present may be due to your subconscious sentiments. The emotions that were not dealt with in the past may even try to reappear in the future, even if you try to avoid facing them in the present. The thing is, a deep wound that is treated with just a band-aid will not totally cure it; it has to be cleaned, washed and taken care with proper attention. The way you react to your current situations in a negative way is connected to how you faced them previously. Hence, you have to unlearn this unhealthy behavior so you are not crippled by your past fright.
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