The Moon Tarot Card Meaning
The Moon is a very emotional and intuitive card.
Often it has to do with one’s mental state indicating sleep disturbances due to nightmares, waking terrors, or emotional negativity. It calls to light your deepest and darkest desires. When the Moon is present it is a time to be aware of how your physical health is being affected by your mental health. It can also represent being very aware to almost a hyper vigilant state, being over sensitive, and madness. Remember that fits of madness also often lend themselves to time of genius inspiration and if you are feeling exceptionally out of sorts that all of your pent up energy can be used for the greater good of your life. When you see the Moon know that right now things are not entirely okay in your life, but that is alright. Everything cannot always be perfect. The key to our own perfection lies in accepting our imperfections.
Remember that right now you are not alone. You may be in a seemingly hopeless situation and struck by panic, anxiety, or fear about an outcome. The goddess Isis rules over the Moon card and she is a mother and a guide. Having loss of hope does not mean that all is lost. Allow the mother energies of the moon to guide you and seek her guidance before making decisions. This can be done by prayer, seeking counsel professionally, or asking for support when needed.
All of the symbology of the card speaks a lot about the contemplation and meditative states in your life right now. A full moon looks down over a river with two dogs. The face of the Moon has been widely interpreted to be that she is frowning, judging, or in some way unhappy. The river and all water for that matter when it comes to tarot, is a spiritual indicator. The water is moving at an increased speed, just as your thoughts likely are right now. Usually it will represent some sort of quandary in your life where you are continuously running thoughts through your head and there is no silence. You need to allow your mind to wander at this time to get to the root of your problem.
Ponder whether you are making healthy choices for yourself at this time and pay close attention to mental exhaustion. You are likely to find that you have been driving those around you a little crazy with erratic behavior or being flaky. It is likely that you are going through something deep right now but be sure not to alienate those around you that truly love and care for you. Try to avoid asking questions of others intentions right now and work on accepting things for face value. While it is possible that someone around you is being deceptive, the Moon says that the truth will come out and your own suspicion will do nothing more than make the problem worse.
The Moon in Love
When you see the Moon in your love reading it is often a time of emotional turmoil. In dating and romance it is a time of bickering and deception. The Moon often tells you to ask questions in your relationship or to look for areas in which you are being duped. If you find that you are being swept off of your feet right now, it may be a good time to hold back and try to slow things down. During this time developing new relationships or furthering a current relationship too quickly will often burn out.
You want to watch what you say in relationships of all kind at this time. It is a time where miscommunications can run rampant and you may find that you regret opening up too much or saying something that you shouldn’t have. Be mindful of feelings and try not to offend. In the case of a new relationship it’s the Moon is a good reminder that you only get one chance to make a first impression. The energy behind the Moon is strong and wild. Like the tides you may feel that emotionally you are being pulled in many directions and unable to settle down. Realize that all things come in due time and that right now you are on a natural cycle. Wait for things to calm down in your love life before making a decision.
The Moon in Health
Often the Moon can indicate issues with mental health. For people that are diagnosed with mental issues such as depression, bipolar, or the like, the Moon is a reminder to keep taking your medication. Often lunar energies will interfere with one’s own mental state. Now is a time to take stock of the areas that are causing you undue emotional or spiritual pressure. Take a step back from these areas and allow things to calm down. Any disorder that is exacerbated by stress can flare up at this time. It’s especially important to be diligent about taking care of your own needs before extending yourself to others at this time. If you find that there are people around you that are more trouble than they are worth, creating needless drama, or generally having an unhealthy effect on you need to be cut away at this time. You have to take care of yourself before you can care for anyone else.
The Moon in Work and Wealth
Be frugal and keep your wallet close to your right now. Often the Moon will represent someone trying to swindle you or holding back on facts just so that you will make an uninformed decision. With the Moon present you have to be on your guard because you never know who or what is lurking in the night. This period of time is not going to last forever, but right now it is better safe than sorry.
In some rare exceptions the Moon will indicate a crazy idea that is too good to pass up. Often the card will reflect being over cautious or fearful in a situation. Because it is rare but can happen you may want to try to meet halfway. Do not be overzealous in your spending or investing in this time but be mindful that there is also a stroke of genius around you at this time. Pay close attention to what your instincts tell you rather than those around you. Even friends or family that mean well in their advice at this time can be misled. Be a leader, not a follower. Make your own decisions free of the guidance of others.
If you are one who is looking for work at this time, it may not be the best time for new ventures. You will have to be exceptionally mindful of the jobs that you apply for or interview with to make sure that you are entering into a good business contract. Do not be misguided in your search for work and be sure that you are seeking employment in areas that are going to make you truly happy. You don’t need another dead-end job at this time; you need to be seeking a career.
Reversed Moon in a reading
The Moon card in the reversed position will indicate secrets coming to light, stability in mental health being restored, and show an enlightenment happening on your path. It can also indicate that you are in a need for rest. The Moon has chaotic energy that can be harnessed but in the reversed position with all of the symbolism of the card has no place. The need for introspection, meditation, and quiet is still there but there is no outlet for it. You may find that you are being run ragged and that while you need a break there is not the time or a way to break free and get much needed time to yourself. Chaos is ruling your life and eventually, if you keep at this same pace in your life you will crash and burn. Take charge of what avenues that you can and strengthen your resolve to finish with commitments at this time. Do not take on more until you are able to find time for yourself.
By Flo Saul
Jul 9, 2012