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The Moon Tarot Card

The Moon Tarot Card is mysterious and fascinating. Discover the tarot card interpretation of this disquieting image.

Tarot Symbolism

The moon in many cultures is associated with the female principle and therefore with fertility, imagination, dreams and intuition.

In this unusual image the moon is in the sky, illuminating a surreal scene with two howling dogs (or wolves?) and a crab emerging out of the depths of a lake.

In the distance, to the right and left of the picture are visible two rather menacing towers.

The crab of crayfish in the pool is said to represent our unconscious, our deepest emotions that are emerging and make themselves manifest.

The two towers suggest a gate we must pass to gain knowledge and wisdom.

Dogs in many ancient myths are related to death and the underworld.

Cerberus, the three headed dog, was guardian of the gates that divided the world of the living from that of the dead.

Another role of a mythical dog is that of Anubis in charge of guiding the spirit of the defunct to the afterlife world.

Tarot Meanings


Mystery, secrets. Illusion. Deception. Intuition, imagination and hidden emotions. Dreams.

Tarot Card Interpretation

The moon heralds a period of uncertainty that sees secrets coming to the surface.

Pay attention to subconscious forces, it is a time to listen to your dreams and intuitions because in the deceptive light of the moon your gut feelings can be more reliable than your rationality.

Your dreams may be very vivid, have a life of their own and give you messages you must decode.

If your question is about career, this card relates to the world of illusion like theater, cinema or fiction but also psychology and analysis of dreams.

In health matters The Moon may suggest a sleep or gynecological problems and water retention.

The Moon tarot card is closely related to flowing water and the wise course of action is to go with the flow.

Try not to be too confused by the deceiving appearance of things and make the best of this phase of inspiration and exceptional intuition.


Mother, woman. Artist, actors and creative writers. Psychotherapists.

The Moon Tarot Reversed


Lunacy. Deception. Depression. Illusions and daydreaming. Hidden motives. Trickery and insincerity. Nightmares.

Tarot Card Interpretation

In the deceiving light of the moon things appear different from what they really are.

Something is happening behind the scenes and it is difficult to tell truth from illusion.

After this moment of confusion, when the night will be over, things will finally appear evident in daylight.

Refrain from taking important decision during the this troubled night because it is difficult to think clearly when surrounded by the deceptive moonlight.

Someone close to you may be deceitful or unable to keep fantasy and reality apart.


Liars. Secret enemies. Lunatics. Deceptive people.

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