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The Moon Card Meaning

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A dog and a wolf howl below a bright moon. The dog represents civilization and waking life. The wolf represents wildness and the nocturnal. In the foreground, a crayfish emerges from watery depths. The moon itself is personified by a pensive or meditative face. The moon’s eyes are closed to the scene below.

Keywords:

Upright: Subconscious, instinct, illusions

Reversed: Revelations, denial, confusion

Upright Meaning

It is also the Major Arcana Tarot card of intuition. The Moons tells you that something about a situation or person in your life is not what it appears to be and you need to trust what your instincts are telling you in order to see past this illusion. The Moon also indicates that you should pay attention to your dreams as your subconscious may be bringing your attention to some information you’ve missed. 

Reversed Meaning

In a general context The Moon reversed can signify releasing fears or negative energy clearing. It can also indicate secrets or lies being exposed. If you have been experiencing fear or anxiety it should begin to subside. If you have lost something, The Moon reversed is a sign you will find it. This Major Arcana card may also be an indication of self-deception or delusions. 

Moon in a Love Reading

Upright: Relationships represented by The Moon card are often of an unexpected and unexplainable attraction. Keep in mind, traditionally there can be elements of illusion and deception in The Moon card. This in itself isn’t a red flag. We often curate what we show others. Carefully crafted dating profiles and social media feeds give us the illusion that we know someone. And let’s not even get into catfishing! When this card appears, you may not have seen the clearest picture of who this person is.

Reversed: The Moon card reversed in a love reading can suggest exposure of hidden truths in a relationship. This often appears after a shakeup within an established relationship. While it sounds scary, it’s a neutral card. It can represent secrets that destroy a partnership or strengthen it. Often, it’s the latter. These truths might be unsettling at first but could lead to a stronger, more authentic bond.

Moon in a Career Reading

Upright: Unless directly referring to careers related to The Moon card, this is a potential red flag in a work-related reading. It suggests obfuscation of some kind at your workplace. There’s more underneath the surface. It can speak to hidden work dynamics at play. In a practical sense, you may find higher-ups have a secret agenda.

Reversed: The Moon reversed for a career related reading can represent an exposure. The true nature of a situation has been revealed. Depending on the context, this can be positive or negative for you. In workplace conflicts, it can suggest a situation so confusing that it’s best to stay out of it if you can. Give yourself more time to figure out what’s really going on.

Moon in Finances

Upright: Right now may not be the best time to make any big financial decisions, as The Moon signals that the information available to you right now isn’t complete. If you are in the process of taking financial action, don’t be afraid to dig deep and ask questions, so you can make the best decision possible. Confusion and uncertainty around finances may be a problem at the moment.

Reversed: In the best cases, the reversed Moon can signal finding clarity about your financial situation and your financial goals. You are getting all the information you need to feel comfortable about a big decision or an investment in your future. At worst however, the reversed Moon can also suggest that there may be deception regarding your finances. Listen to your instincts; but try and separate your fears from intuition.