The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Major Arcana

The Moon Upright Draw Keywords





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The Moon Upright Draw Meaning

The Moon can be seen as a depiction of your other half, your shadow side, your hidden self, your subconscious, your nighttime persona. Just as the moon compliments the sun (in a yin and yang relationship), we also have two halves of their nature. The shadow is instinctive, natural, and often repressed, but it is extremely powerful when we learn to tap into that side of ourselves and work with it.

When this card comes up in a reading, pay attention to the dog and the wolf on The Moon card of this Major Arcana card. Hidden within their presence is a deep meaning. As many know, the dog has long been tamed and domesticated. Dogs are loyal to their master’s desires. On the other hand, the wolf is wild, devoted to its primal urges, and will show its teeth to anything that threatens its existence. However, when it comes to the moon, both animals howl with equal verve. Humans are very much both dogs and wolves, torn between our instincts and values. However, sometimes, you must give into intuition and our more primal instincts.

The Moon is ever-changing; it never stays illuminated in the same way for long. This is the card of cycles and changes. We also see different things around us every time The Moon comes out. As the light of the moon grows, we can see more at night. As the light of the moon wanes, we see less. This can be a call to look for illusions and to be cautious before you move forward.

The Moon In Love and Relationships

The Moon, in a love reading, shows that you’re subconsciously searching for change. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you aren’t completely satisfied with the state of things. Sometimes, this means reverting back to your nature–the you that you’re most comfortable being (as seen in the crayfish, which symbolizes getting back to your roots). You can transform your life by seeking new ways, talking with your partner, or receiving advice. And always, always listen to your heart.

Everything in life that yields results require consistency. It is time for you to get real with yourself, what you really want, and then go from there.

The Moon In Career And Finances

The light of The Moon, unfortunately, does not provide much clarity. You are advised to ask questions. Stay calm with newer employees who may not understand you or their role exactly, and give your coworkers and superiors some space–especially if you feel there may be tensions forming between you.

Financially speaking, if you were waiting for something to come through, such as a business deal, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. This is also not the time to take financial risks or make emotional purchases.

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The Moon Reverse Draw Keywords



release of fear


The Moon Reverse Draw Meaning

The Moon reversed can mean that you have built a wall between yourself and your true desires. Though your soul is calling out to you, you turn a blind eye and deaf ear to what it is you seek. Thus, this Major Arcana card is a call for you to embrace the present time, be here and now, and understand that you cannot get wound up in your losses. Yes, sometimes you have to start over, but know that you can succeed once you have picked yourself back up.

This can be a card linked to extreme caution and even with situations where people are struggling with inner demons and mental health issues. It is not always the case, and it is usually not anything that will stick around for long, as the moon is always changing. Self-care is the remedy when you feel as though this is true for you.

The Moon Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

If you’re feeling anxious that things are so uncertain in your love life, The Moon is asking for you to lean into the fear and take the emotion out of it. Is your intuition trying to warn you about something real, or are you allowing the past to paint an untrue picture because old fears are coming into play?

The Moon Reverse Draw Career and Finances

You may be feeling as though you’re a little unmotivated and uninspired at work and in your career. You just need to ride it out. Do what you can and know that it will change soon. Focus on small steps and celebrate your successes (even if it seems like the smallest victory).

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For The Moon

The Moon, the luminous, mystical, alluring heavy body that oozes all things magical and mysterious. This is one of the only Tarot cards that you will find is a nighttime scene on all decks. The Moon needs the darkness to shine, don’t forget that. In many Tarot decks, The Moon emerges from behind the clouds of dreams and intuition. The Moon is an entity that reflects the light of the moon into the darkness, just like how our intuition lights the darkened road of our subconscious. In many representations of this Tarot card, there is a pool of water, a dog, wolf, and crayfish, all representing states of mind and nature. What message does The Moon have for you? Are you afraid of the dark or the big bad wolf?

The Muse of Tarot For The Moon

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Veilia - The Muse of Mediumship Tarot Readings

The Moon connects us with things that not everyone understands. Magic often happens by moonlight and has a feeling of mystery and secrecy. Veilia opens this realm for those on the other side who wish to communicate with their loved ones, acting as the guiding light of the moon for souls to find each other.

About The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the 22 cards that embody universal aspects of the human experience through symbology and archetypes. They are representations of our collective consciousness, those consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each Major Arcana card is given a number, a place in a specific well-thought-out order, and a title which links the card to its meaning and deeper lesson.