Interpreting the Moon Tarot Card
An introduction to the meaning of the Moon tarot card
In this near darkness the soul encounters many falsities, for the Moon represents fear and anxiety, all primal emotions which obstruct truth and happiness by blowing a perceived crisis out of proportion and overestimating the events which led us to such a state. However, the Moon also symbolizes the imagination, an intensity of thought and emotion, as well as the chaos and the madness which often accompanies true genius.
The greatest artists and poets of both ancient and modern times have often led self-destructive lives characterized by anxieties, fears, depression, and substance abuse, all of which can be associated with the Moon. "Art" itself is the Latin root-word of "artificial", for man never truly creates anything new through art, but rather he innovates, explores, and re-creates what is already present in nature in his own perspective and interpretation of the world. Although art, poetry, and all other beauty exists to be admired and appreciated, the Moon warns that we must be intuitively aware of the deception of beauty, understanding that we must not take all things simply for their surface value.
Anxiety and fear are much like art is this sense, existing simply as man-made creations which blockade the human soul from reaching what is absolute truth. The Moon promotes the power of human creativity, but suggests that intuition must guide the imagination, advising that we remain in control of what we choose to create as to not fall too far into the depths of illusion, so far as to lose touch with reality, completely.
The Moon tarot card - upright meaning:
The Moon tarot card - reversed meaning:
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