18. The Moon

     The Moon is the eighteenth card of the Major Arcana and the eighteenth step on the journey of life. Depicted on this card is a wolf and a dog, baying at the moon and the sun. A crayfish with a scorpions tale steps out of the water toward the land. With two towers looming high in the distance. This is a card with a lot of meaning to it. The sun and the moon conjoined is indicative of the physical and higher spiritual shelf in unity. The dog and the moon represent the two natures of man the public persona, and the bestial nature. The crayfish / scorpion coming out of the water is another symbol of coming into new awareness. When this card comes into your spread it's normally there to remind you, "Things aren't always as they appear to be."
     When this card comes into your spread its time to take and really open your mind because you are heading for new awakenings whether you like it or not. The moon is a harsh card to a great degree because it tends to come into your spread when you least expect it. It's a time when a lot of growth is taking place and when learning experiences are heading your way full bore.

Keywords for Interpretation
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny,  darkness, terror, deception, error, caution
Instability, inconstancy, silence,  lesser degrees of deception and error

     There is a myriad of symbolisms on this and many of the other cards in both the major and minor arcana. In order to present a comprehensive and easy to use as a reference source set of pages for this and other cards, I will refrain from going into great detail regarding the individual symbols on the cards. On a future date I will go over the more explicit aspects of them. If you have a question regarding a particular symbol you can email me at Tamerin. I would also like to hear from you on some of your interpretations of this particular card or any other that you would like to discuss. Please use above email link.
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