XVIII The Moon

The Moon card in the Tarot is a card of mystery and illusion. It represents the subconscious mind, dreams, and hidden desires. It can represent a time of change, transformation, and uncertainty, as well as a need to delve into the unknown. The Moon suggests that you may be in a stage of heightened intuition and psychic awareness. It may also suggest a period of confusion and deception, where things may not be as they seem.

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In the darkness of the night, I confront my fears and illusions, finding clarity and inner wisdom in the depths of my psyche.


In the upright position, the Moon card represents a period of mystery, illusion, uncertainty, and fear. It is a reminder to trust our intuition and inner guidance, even in times of darkness and confusion. This card asks us to explore our subconscious mind and confront our fears, in order to overcome them and move forward.

The Moon card can also represent a time of heightened creativity and intuition. It encourages us to tap into our innermost selves and trust the wisdom that comes from within. By doing so, we can unlock our true potential and achieve our goals, even in the face of uncertainty and doubt.


In the reversed position, the Moon card can represent a lack of direction or confusion. It may indicate a time of feeling lost or overwhelmed, and a need to seek guidance and support from others. This card reminds us that it is okay to ask for help and to lean on others when we need it.

The reversed Moon card may also indicate a need to face our fears and confront any unresolved emotional issues. By doing so, we can break free from negative patterns and beliefs that are holding us back and move forward with greater clarity and purpose.

Conclusion: The Moon card is a symbol of mystery, illusion, and the subconscious mind. It represents a time of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, but also a time of heightened creativity and intuition. Whether in the upright or reversed position, the Moon card encourages us to trust our intuition and inner guidance, and to confront our fears and unresolved emotions. By doing so, we can unlock our true potential and achieve our goals, even in the face of uncertainty and doubt.

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    Also called: batons, staves, clubs, or rods

    Element: Fire

    Astrological signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

    They symbolize: will, action, desire, ambition, masculine energy


    Also called: chalices, goblets, or vessels

    Element: Water

    Astrological signs:Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

    They symbolize: emotions, feelings, the subconscious, intuition


    Also called: blades, daggers, or spades

    Element: Air

    Astrological signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

    They symbolize: thoughts, intellect, communication, mental processes


    Also called: coins, disks, or rings

    Element: Earth

    Astrological signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

    They symbolize: foundations, the material and physical realm.

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