Tarot Meditation: The Moon

Posted: April 10, 2016 in Tarot

RWS_Tarot_18_MoonAs with The Star, most of my interpretation on this is on the grounds of loose impressions rather than a sense of really having ‘grasped’ this one. Much of my interpretation comes down to the expression ont he face of the moon, a female face that looks, quite frankly, pissed off. Beneath her two wild dogs are baying and a lobster is crawling out fo the sea. Between the two dogs lies a path that runs from the sea into the mountains in the background. The interpretation that springs to my mind is that The Moon’s frustration comes from the preoccupation of the dogs, they are more interested in the source of the light than what it illuminates. The parallels to occult learning, or indeed learning in general are obvious. The Moon lights the way but don’t let yourself get distracted by looking at where the light comes from rather than the path it lays visible before you.

Other elements that are at least curious: The  Moon is depicted as a yellow circle, with a crescent inside it. There are (for number junkies) 32 points radiating from the moon. In addition there are fifteen yellow flecks beneath it and hanging in the air above the dogs. Lastly, there are two towers flanking the card. The masonry is clearly the same as seen in other buildings in the Major Arcana, most obviously The Tower.

I’m still not sure what to make of the lobster though.

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