Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tarot Card of the Month: The Moon

The Tarot Card for February is the Moon. The Moon is the Eighteenth of the Major Arcana in the Tarot card decks. The Moon can also be referred to as Intuition. The Moon symbolizes the planet Neptune, the element water, and Pisces in the Zodiac.

The Moon represents intuition, the unconscious, illusion, deception, confusion, bewilderment, falsehood, hysteria, and madness (lunacy). The Moon indicates that things are not as they seem. The details may not be clear making a decision that much harder to make.

The Moon depicts a full moon in the night's sky, sitting between two large towers or pillars. The Moon is frowning and looking down as Yod-shaped rays emanate from it. In the foreground is a pool of water with a crawfish crawling out of it. A dog and wolf stand in a grassy field howling at the Moon.

The moon is a feminine symbol representing time (often associated with immortality or eternity). It stands as a symbol of light in the dark of night. The moon also symbolizes the soul. The four stages of the moon are said to represent human development: the new moon is infancy, the crescent waxing moon represents youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and the apex of our strength, and the waning moon represents the decline of life. The towers symbolize duality - good & evil, life & death, light & darkness, male & female. Their similar appearance alludes to the difficulties that we face in distinguishing between them. The water represents the subconscious with the crawfish, symbolizing the early stages of consciousness as it unfolds. The dog and wolf represent the tamed and wild aspects of our minds.

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