Today The Moon, was selected from Nine Lives Tarot
I do like the Moon (both the one in the sky and the Tarot card) … The Moon represents our shadow side, the subconscious aspect or our Self, yet despite the ‘darkness’ it encourages intuitive and creative ways of seeing and understanding ‘reality’, where it can be both revealing and comforting to at times dwell behind a veil of illusion…
Instead of pretending that is only one way to perceive reality; the Moon shows us an alternate reality governed by illusions and mystery, where imagination can run wild and symbols may confuse. The moon is not necessarily trying to trick us, it is simply asking us to embrace our intuition, to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening below the surface. Intuition is a powerful thing, which when we allow it to, can help us decipher the underlying issues in a situation.
To me, The Moon is a guide to our intuitive side, it doesn’t shy away from darkness – instead it provides a comforting light through the night. I chose the cat to represent a being who has an intuitive and knowing connection with the moon (instead of the more traditional wolf or dog howling at the moon). Where at times life delves into madness, wild imagination and fearful dreams; our intuition can be there to guide us back on track. Sitting on a beach at night overlooking the dark and wild ocean with a black cat and a full moon for company truly can help put reality in a new perspective.
Traditional Keywords for The Moon
- Hidden things
Nine Lives Tarot – descriptive meaning for The Moon:
“I am the Moon – I represent your shadow persona, reflecting your dreams, memories, fears and anxieties. Sit with me on the path of deception and illusion when your imagination runs away. Listen to your intuition – and together we can interpret what is real and what is not.”
When The Moon appears in a reading it may be asking you to look at the underlying issues affecting you in the here and now. It encourages you to trust your intuition on your path to understanding and deciphering your subconscious mind.