Bad Energy, Bad Spirits, Danger, Deception, False Friends, Fear, Infidelity, Intuition, Mistakes, Self-Delusion
The Moon is the card of deception. Sometimes it is a card of intuition but, usually, it is a card of danger. All is not as it appears to be when this card is drawn.
The Moon can be positive or negative depending on context. You may be living in a fantasy world. The reality is being kept from you and people do not care for you how you care for them. Alternatively, you may be expecting the worst from your friends, family and lovers when, in reality, they are devoted. Surrounding cards can give you clues if The Moon is trying to offer you reassurance or a red flag.
I have to say, The Moon does make an appearance during affairs because it often represents mistakes. It can symbolize your partner’s secrets or you may harboring a few secrets of you own. If you are, then your secret is safe, for now.
The Moon can also represent deception and hidden enemies; perhaps those in your social circle do not always want what is best for you. Alternatively, you could be the one be fooling them. The Moon can be a warning to stay away from gossip and negativity for the time being.
The Moon can also represent things which come in cycles and hormones. If you find you’re having mood swings and are unsure why, your hormones may be unbalanced.
I always recommend my seeker’s continue down the path they are on when The Moon comes up in a reading. Sometimes, you truly have to know the truth and the only way to do this is to keep gong. Typically, nothing is as bad as it seems as it could be your own insecurities which are holding you back. The truth is also much better discovered then wondering ‘what if’ for the rest of your life.
The Moon's Historical Meaning
In modern times The Moon is readby Tarot readers quite positively, possibly because of its associations with psychic and spiritual development. In the Cartomancy system of Lenormand the Moon card is also read in an appealing manner. However, in more ancient times The Tarot Moonwasn't seen so fortunately.
Past readers looked at The Moon as a symbol of lies and deception. In the Etteilla system of Tarot reading, The Moon's equivalent, Plants and Birds, symbolised gossip and slanderous behaviour.
The Moon in a Love Reading
The Moon can go several ways in a love reading; this is especially true if you're trying to discover where the relationship is heading.
First and foremost, I think that The Moon is one of those cards which doesn't want to reveal the future. The card advises you to continue on the way you have been and the future will reveal itself in its own time. In this way, the Moon is very much like The High Priestess; it knows the answer but isn't telling you.
The difference with The Moon, is that the future is usually not as it seems. With The High Priestess you can use your intuition to work out your partner's intentions towards the relationship. By contrast, because The Moon is associated with self-deception it can predict that everything will turn out the opposite of what you expect.
If you would like to know yourpotential partner's feelings, The Moon can mean that they don't yet know how they feel towards you.
A more negative face of The Moon is that it is an infidelity card so if you're reading on this specific matter, getting The Moon is not a welcomed omen.
The Moon in a Business Reading
The Moon is not benevolent for business and career orientated readings. I would say that it predicts the presence of business associates who want to see you fail.
The Moon is a warning not to share your business plans with other people. Keep yourself to yourself and remember that, although you may think others in your industry are your friends, they're still competition. They could be contacting you only to get information from you and see what you're up to.
The Moon is also a card which warns you that you do not know all of the facts. There are things about running a company which you have not accounted for and this can harm your bank balance and your business.
If it appears in an outcome position the future of you company is uncertain. That's not to say that your company will go under but there's no guarantee that it will do well. Therefore, if the other Tarot cards offer advice, be sure to take it.
The Moon as a Yes or No
As a yes or no, The Moon is one of those cards which you are not meant to know the answer to (like Judgement or The High Priestess). However, I have found that the card often predicts the opposite of what you expect so if you're looking for a terrible outcome, things won't turn out as bad as they seem.
The Moon in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, The Moon can predict;
- Cycles which are welcomed
- Increase in intuition
- All not as it seems for the better
The Moon in a Negative Reading
In a more negative reading or spread position, The Moon can predict;
- All not as it seems for the worst
- Infidelity and unfaithfulness
- Dangerous situations
- Negative energies
- Lying to self
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Card used in post is The Moon from The Wooden Tarot deck.