What is the Meaning of The Moon Tarot Card?
Shining high above the clouds, breaking through the night sky is The Moon. It’s an image we all recognize and associate with the unknown darkness of our world.
In traditional tarot the moon is shown with half a face on its surface, the other half concealed from our view.
The Moon is all about the unknown. It represents how sometimes in life we are only seeing half of the big picture and are missing the information we need in order to make sense of our current situation.
It is a deeply emotional card and often alludes to our relationships with other people.
The Upright The Moon Meaning
The position of The Moon will change how it is interpreted, so it’s important to look to the other cards in your spread to determine which part of your life it’s effecting.
The Moon in your past position points to an event where things may not have been all that they seemed. This was a time where you had more questions than answers and perhaps had a hard time trusting your intuition.
It can also point to a time where someone close to you kept many secrets from you, or you kept secrets from them.
This event is the catalyst for your current situation and it’s important to look to your present and future cards in order to figure out how to best overcome this complicated past.
If The Moon appears in your present position there’s a good chance you are currently experiencing confusion in your life.
It’s likely that you don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle, so trying to piece together all the information you do have isn’t making a lot of sense. In this moment you may feel more susceptible to impulsive or risky behavior.
Despite all of this, The Moon in this position is also telling you that this is your chance to change your course and find your own path out of all the chaos and confusion.
When you see The Moon in your future position is a favorable outcome, especially for creative professionals. What this means is that you will be exploring a brand new path in your future, one that maybe you didn’t consider would be a possibility for you. You’re definitely going to be moving in a direction
Work and The Moon
If The Moon appears in your reading regarding work it’s telling you that communication between you and your coworkers could be better. It’s time to practice patience and understanding. If you are currently searching for a job continue your search until you find one that can offer you growth.
Love and The Moon
In a relationship oriented spread The Moon is a sign that things may not be what they seem. The card is telling you to take a step back and examine your relationship objectively.
If there are certain aspects of it that appear out of place, now is a good time for you to take a more logical approach to this issues instead of an emotional one.
If you’re single, The Moon warns that this is not the time for you to be starting a new relationship. What might start out as a pairing full of intensity and passion will surely fizzle out sooner rather than later.
Give yourself time to find someone who can stick it out with you for the long haul.
The Moon and Finances
When it comes to your money The Moon is a red flag. Now is not the time to be making any financial decisions that sound too good to be true. Ask for a business plan before making any investments.
If you are waiting for other people to make financial decisions, you’re going to be waiting a little longer than expected.
Meaning of The Moon in Health
The Moon has a heavy focus on mental health. If you have been experiencing increased stress, anxiety, or depression The Moon is likely to appear within a health related spread.
In this position it is serving as a reminder to take care of yourself and to minimize the things in your life that have adverse effects on your mental health. It’s time for you to take care of yourself before taking care of anyone else.
The Moon in Reversed Position
When The Moon appears in the reversed position it is an indication that secrets will not be secrets for much longer. It also is a sign that you need a rest from the mental exhaustion of your situation. In this instance it’s important to deal with the top priorities in your life, then take some time for yourself.
Be careful that you aren’t biting off more than you can chew.
The Moon Combinations
The Moon paired with The Magician or The Devil is a giant red flag. This means that there is a toxic person, or persons, in your life that will inevitably drag you down to their level. Remember that you are the company you keep.
If either The Star or The Sun appear with The Moon this is a good omen and says that your confusion is temporary. Give yourself time to observe the situation and you’ll find that you have more insight than you may have initially thought.