The Moon Tarot Card Meaning - The Simple Tarot

The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

The Moon tarot card from The Simple Tarot, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

The Moon tarot card follows the hope, faith, and trust of The Star, to point out things may not be as they seem.

It’s not about having blind faith. This is about the faith that comes from trusting and following your own values and intuition.

Be on the lookout for unseen problems, deceptions, and haters. You could easily let your imagination and subconscious take you to dark and unfriendly places, so keep your anxiety in check. Proceed with caution and prudence, but always let your intuition be your guide.

This card is a very strong call to trust yourself. Pay attention to what isn’t said or what isn’t seen. Your imagination and creativity will guide you.

Use a dream journal beside your bed to write down your dreams as soon as you wake. Your subconscious is trying to tell you something and your dreams are its language. Look for the patterns, memories, and flashes of inspiration that come to you at night.

In traditional Rider-Waite-Smith-based decks, The Moon card shows a tame dog and a wild wolf howling at the moon. There’s a water scorpion (or lobster or crawfish) climbing out of the water in front of them. The moon is combined with the sun and is centered between two towers.

As The Fool begins to wrap up his journey through the Major Arcana, The Moon (along with The Star and The Sun) represent the process of internalizing the lessons of the previous cards.

While The Star is about trusting the Universe, The Moon is about trusting yourself.

Keywords for The Moon Tarot Card

  • Slow down and pay attention to your intuition
  • Follow your intuition, imagination, and dreams
  • Proceed with caution
  • An unclear and difficult path lies ahead
The reversed Moon tarot card from The Simple Tarot.

Keywords for The Moon Reversed

  • Truths are revealed
  • Good common sense prevails
  • No more hiding or fear

Patterns and Correspondences of The Moon Card

  • Major Arcana = the arc of your life’s lessons and spiritual growth
  • Zodiac sign = Pisces
  • Planet = the Moon, of course
  • Element = Water

Keep reading for sample tarot readings using The Moon card, but first…

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The Moon Tarot Card Meanings for Love

If you are looking for a new relationship, proceed with caution and trust your intuition. If things don’t feel right, they probably aren’t.

When meeting new people and dating, pay attention to the things your partner isn’t saying or isn’t asking you. There is as much, if not more, information in what is hidden as there is in what is said.

Notice whether their actions match their words. If their stories or explanations don’t make sense, trust your gut and walk away. This process of dating is not about whether or not they like you, it’s completely about whether or not you like them. If they aren’t 100% awesome and admirable, don’t waste your time.

If you are in an existing relationship, look deeper. Things may not be as they seem on the surface. This doesn’t necessarily mean cheating, lying, or affairs. Your partner may just be keeping something quiet because they are afraid of being judged or abandoned.

Investigate deep within yourself to get clear on your own desires. Be honest about your relationship’s strengths, weaknesses, and future prospects. Trust your intuition and take your time when making decisions.

Ultimately, this is your life and you are the only one that matters. (Yes! Even if there are children involved. Do what’s best for yourself without causing danger or harm to anyone else.)

The Moon Tarot Card Meanings for Work

This is a particularly good card for creative problem solving. Use your intuition, creativity, and imagination for new solutions.

Shrug off outside pressure and trust your knowledge, skills, talents, and experience. You know what to do, so trust yourself and don’t keep your solutions to yourself.

If you are having problems at work, there is something unsaid or unknown about the situation. When moving forward, proceed with extreme caution and be very careful about what you do and say.

Watch out for awful coworkers or colleagues who may be jealous about your success and skills. If they are talking behind your back, they may be creating bigger problems you will have to clean up later.

Don’t let your anxiety get the best of you, though. Things aren’t necessarily negative. They are simply unseen and unknown.

The Moon Tarot Card Meanings for Health

The Moon card is pushing you to visit your doctor for a full physical. There may be something going on that doesn’t have any clear symptoms. It’s always good to get a clean bill of health.

This card sometimes points to issues with shame, intoxication, or denial. If you have problems with addiction or compulsion with a substance or behavior, it’s time to address those issues.

You already know if you have a problem. No matter how scary seems, things will improve if you let yourself be humble and ask for the help you need.

The Moon Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances

There will be a slow and difficult path ahead. If you are contemplating a major financial decision, take a deeper look at the situation. What is your gut telling you?

Money is a tool that amplifies everything around it. Money intensifies fears and emotions.

If you are creative, having more money will allow you to be more creative. If you are fearful, having more money will increase your anxiety.

What does money currently amplify in your life? Is this what you want to see growing?

The Moon Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance

It’s time to investigate your spiritual beliefs.

Meditation, journaling, and recording your dreams are great places to start and it doesn’t have to take much time each day.

The Moon represents voluntary and positive change. Slow down and center yourself during whatever moments of solitude you can find throughout your day. Listen to the quiet voice coming from your center. The more you listen to it, the louder and more clear it will become.

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