Here we have the eighteenth card/path of the Fool’s Journey. After his seventeenth path of The Star that led him to follow his inner light that brought about his hope’s and desires in tangible ways by hanging on to what was true to himself. Now the Fool must be faced with much more in order to endure his journey onward. When I think of the moon, I think of water among many other associations. Within this card we find a deeper level of meaning as well as an outer level of truth.
In this card we will see that things do not appear as they seem around us. What appears to us in the moonlight may not appear the same in the daylight,therefore this card is a signal to look closely at what is going on around you and within yourself. Water ruling emotion, its best to trust your inner self at this time if the Moon shines upon your Tarot reading. It can also indicate confusion and lack of trust even self delusion. The fool must look reality in the face once more to find there is possible deceit and lies he must confront as the truth begins to surface and show its day face from the nights hidden faces, but it is through deception we learn to see with our inner eyes, intuition,dreams,instincts,strong emotions,psychic awareness. In the depths of the moon’s meaning we are faced also with our inner demons,the past bindings that comfort us, and our mirror image to ourselves. It is easy to hide ourselves from others as well as ourselves, the moon reminds us to be true to our instinctual nature we have developed and look within ourselves when things are confusing in our lives. Often this card can portray knowing under the surface of what is really going on around us, however it is a choice of not bringing that knowledge to the surface.
Key words good and bad- dream messages, psychic development, feeling, deep emotions,the womb,water,the many phases of the moon/faces of the moon, lies,deception, creativity, change,betrayal,art,The unconscious mind,mystery,fantasy,inner guidance,Imagination,mood swings,depression,bad dreams,mental disorders,artists,mother, those in tune with themselves.