THE MYSTERY OF THE MOON CARD

The Moon Card is this week’s Tarot focus

These cards are Major Arcana cards. We will discuss in an upcoming Tarot Talk about the differences between the Major and Minor Arcana 

The Moon card is the 18th card in the deck. In the midst of a night scene are two large pillars, a wolf and a domesticated dog howl at the moon, with lobster or crayfish emerges from the water. ( I personally like to say its a Lobster, they mate for life)

The Moon has “sixteen longer rays and sixteen secondary rays” sweating drops of sweat shaped like Yodh.

THE YODH MEANING

The Yodh in the gemantra represents the number 10. This number is both the end and the beginning, the omega and alpha.

THE TWO PILLARS & THE BEASTS

The two pillars in the distance amongst the raging waves are both the conscious and subconscious, although this card solely represents the subconscious mind. 

The primary focus besides the Moon are the two beasts below howling at the moon. While both are closely related genetically they differ, the dog being domesticated (man) while the wolf runs wild and free (nature). 

This speaks to the inner workings of every individual. The awakening man , intuition, the  right pillar and the primordial man, logic, the left pillar.

THE WATERS

The raging waters in the background represent the unstable emotions and thoughts, vs in the foreground the calm waters, the even tempted and well balanced energy.

The ”yellow brick road” connects the two.

THE LOBSTER OR CRAWFISH

Both are aquatic life that Dwells in the depth of the Sea. With the aquatic beast surfacing represents what is submerged on the surface rules the thoughts, emotions and actions.

 A call to examine ones true motives either someone else’s or even your own maybe to question.

THE MOON–Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error.  Reversed: Instability, inconstancy, silence, lesser degrees of deception and error.

The Moon Tarot Card and Kabbalah

The path of the Moon on Kabbalah Tree of life is called Qoph. Qoph means the back of the head. This path connects Netzach (Victory) with Malkuth (Kingdom). In Hebrew Resh is head and it is ruled by the sun so the back of the head or Qoph is the moon as it reflects the light of the sun. 

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