When the Moon tarot card turns up in your reading, it can mean confusion, anxiety, and fear. Even so, this card does not indicate sinister forces. Rather, the negative emotions we feel are triggered by our misunderstanding of the events in our present or past.
The Moon tarot card tells you that you need to face your anxieties and fears head-on. Have you been avoiding the negativity in your life rather than dealing with them? Now is the time to get constructive and banish these emotions once and for all.
The Moon Tarot Key Words
Before diving deeper into the upright- and reversed the Moon tarot meaning, and its connection to love, career, and life, below a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Major Arcana card.
The Moon Tarot Card Description
The Moon tarot card depicts a long road with the moon shining down on it. On either side of this path, there is a dog and a wolf.
These creatures personify our animalistic nature; the dog represents our domestic, docile side, and the wolf shows our feral and wild one.
Arising from the water, we see a crawfish crawling up to the path, symbolizing us humans who are about to set out on a long way towards a blurred or uncertain destination. Although these events take place at night, the surroundings of the animals are bright and easily seen.
The moon shines its light down to guide the crawfish down the path. Off in the distance stands two towers on either side of the path. The towers signify positive and negative forces. Their likeness may also allude to our struggle to distinguish between good and evil.
The Moon Tarot Meaning
When the Moon tarot card appears in a reading upright, it can mean that you are allowing your imagination and emotions to take control of your life. This may be linked to anxieties, fears, or self-deception.
The Moon falling in a reading is a warning in a sense. You are the crawfish rising from the sea. If you trust your intuition and push forward, you will receive deliverance from what binds you. But first, you must be willing to face the reality of the situation.
The upright Moon can also be some illusion. There may be a hidden truth in your life that you need to uncover. The Moon cautions you from accepting what things seem to be. It may be time to dig a little deeper and allow the light to shine upon the fallacies in your life.
Work and Money Meaning
The Moon when connected to money and career signifies confusion or deception. You might be having some trouble deciding what career path to choose. On the other hand, someone at work may be making things difficult for you to move forward. Outside forces can make it difficult for us to focus on how we really feel. Instead of listening to others, focus on trusting your intuition. By doing so, you can be sure that you make the right decision on how to move forward.
Regarding finances, The Moon is a call out for caution. You will need to make sure that you are wary when making new investments. See that you have all the facts before you decide on what you invest in.
The presence of the Moon in a reading could also mean that someone is intentionally trying to con you out of your hard-earned money, so be careful who you trust. Again, it is important to trust your gut and only make the decision that feels right. The Moon will guide you in the right direction as long as you allow that to happen.
Love and Relationships Meaning
In love and relationships, the Moon tarot card usually signifies miscommunication. You could be having more frequent arguments with your partner due to this lack of communication. As a result, your relationship will suffer from disharmony and will be strained, as well.
If you are experiencing this in your relationship, allow the light from the Moon to light your path. You will need to channel much of that negative energy into motivation to bring harmony into your relationship once again.
If you are single, The Moon cautions that someone you are interested in may not be all that they seem. This person may be intentionally deceiving you or putting on a mask that will come off later in your relationship. Make sure that you are taking the time to truly get to know this person before you dive too deep into a new relationship with them.
Health and Spirituality Meaning
Getting a reading with the Moon card does not necessarily mean you are in bad health. It usually means that you may be struggling with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression that needs to be dealt with. Additionally, the Moon may indicate that you need to trust your own feelings and internal voice.
If you have a feeling that something is wrong, now is the time to get to the bottom of it. Don’t allow any doctors or nurses to wave your concerns off. You must stop at nothing to get the answers that you seek.
Additionally, for women, this could indicate an upset in the menstrual cycle or other problems such as hormonal imbalance, so make sure to take your mental and physical health seriously.
The Moon Reversed Meaning
The Moon reversed in a reading signifies freedom from what binds you. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, and ending of these issues is in your future. You can count on the fears and misunderstandings in your life to dissipate. This manifestation of the Moon promises a brighter future free from what ails you.
If you are experiencing any problems, now is the time to face them head-on. The Reversed Moon tarot card will provide you with the guidance and energy that you need to move forward and to take the right path in doing so. Look into self-help options for conquering anxiety such as exercise and meditation.
The Moon: Yes or No
When you see the Moon in a yes or no reading, the answer to your question is no. The moon is a confusing card. This means there is a certain level of risk, a lack of information, or the presence of some deception in your situation. The presence of this card should serve as a warning that you should proceed with extreme caution in whatever you do.
Important Card Combinations
The Moon isn’t usually a positive companion, as it tends to muddy the waters and create instability. Watch for a positive card following to release the situation and bring clarity to the matter.
The Moon and the Devil
The combination of the Moon and the Devil signifies a deceptive presence in your life. Someone close to you is taking advantage of you or purposely deceiving you for their gain. Be cautious in who you spend your time with and trust your gut to judge the character of those around you. It may be time to re-evaluate some of the relationships in your life to be sure that you are getting the support you need and deserve to lead a happy life.
The Moon and the World
Seeing the Moon combined with the World card in a reading signifies social anxiety. You will need to allow the Moon to guide you down the path of releasing this anxiety so that you can move forward to a better future. Trust your intuition when you are interacting with new people, even if you have to “fake it.”
The Moon and the Hermit
The Moon and the Hermit together mean self-imposed separation from others is having a negative effect on your life. The isolation you have may cause you to lose touch with the people and things you truly love and leads to an unhappy existence.
You must remember to cherish the relationships and the good things in life. If you allow the Moon to light the way, you can get deliverance from all negativity.
The Moon and the Wheel of Fortune
If the Wheel of Fortune makes an appearance in your reading, get ready for the Wheel to spin in your favor. Whether you believe in destiny or not, things are lining up for your benefit. Combined with the Moon, it implies that your prediction of upcoming events is perfectly true. As such, you are unusually skilled in predicting trends.
The Moon and Strength
The Moon and Strength card have a special bond as they both have the number 8 as their base. Strength is numbered 8 and The Moon is numbered 18. The Strenght card on its own stands for courage, compassion, focus, and persuasion. When combined with the Moon tarot card, it serves as an encouragement to keep fighting for your visions and goals.
The Moon and seven of wands
Stop! That’s the main message of the Moon paired with the Seven of Wands. This combination warns you to not jump in too soon without all the facts to hand yet. Instead, take time to think for a while and make sure you have all the information before taking any position.
The Moon and the High Priestess
There is not a more psychic combination in the tarot deck than the Moon paired with the High Priestess. Together, they want you to know that there are things you don’t and are not meant to know right now. However, they will be revealed in the future and usually to your benefit.
This pair may also be a sign of a Pregnancy. But one that’s still a secret for some reason, possibly even from the father. It might be that someone is waiting for test results or secretly trying for a child and working with cycles.
The Moon Tarot Art
Although I write all the descriptions based on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, it doesn’t mean that I use other decks too. One of my favorite things is to browse the web for beautiful tarot decks and cards. Here you can find a small selection of beautiful Moon tarot cards. Did you create a tarot card yourself and want to share this, I would love to hear from you!
The Moon Tarot Card in a Reading
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