18 The Moon

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

Deception, trickery, disillusionment, error, danger, disgrace, double-dealing

 

The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now. You may find it hard to understand where you are coming from, much less what others are thinking and feeling! You need to try to sit with the uncertainty, don't try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. This card is the "Pisces" of the tarot deck.


You are definitely in a more psychic and intuitive phase than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and your impressions, even if you don't know where they are coming from. Also, not that you need to be mistrusting, but it will be helpful for you to realize that when this card appears, it's possible that all is not what it seems. If you feel you can't trust someone, then you probably can't. Go with your gut. If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may, unfortunately, take longer than you would like for it to. Try to stay patient.


Work: Things unfortunately may not seem clear in the slightest. Ask questions and practice active listening to make sure that you and your co-workers understand each other perfectly. Again, patience is called for. Stay calm, and particularly if you are feeling attacked, give your co-workers and supervisors the benefit of any doubt. Reality may not be anywhere close to as bad as you think.


Love:
This card points to a highly emotional time in love relationships. Things can quickly become heated and/or uncomfortable. Take a break if you need to. Don't make assumptions, and fight fairly, if you're going to fight. Pick your battles and be sure to treat your lover like a friend. Don't be in a hurry to end or to begin a relationship. This is probably not the best time for either course of action.


Finances: If you're waiting on financial decisions that need to be made by others, the appearance of this card can imply that you'll need to wait longer. This is not a time to make business decisions based on anything other than absolute concrete fact.


Health: Definitely follow your intuition as to your health issues. If a diagnosis (whether that's positive or negative) doesn't feel right, or you don't feel comfortable with your health care provider get a second opinion or a new provider. For those that use alcohol or drugs, this is a time when it is definitely easy to over do it. Indulge if you must but in moderation.


Spirituality: This is a very spiritual time and a great time to get a reading, healing work, or other helpful input from spiritual types. You are more psychically open than usual now; pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to flashes of information that come seemingly out of nowhere. This is also a great time to access the great spiritual books of the world - you'll get more out of them than usual.

 

 

Reversed position:

 

Deception is discovered before damage can be done, trifling mistakes, taking advantage of someone

 

Especially in reverse, The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now and/or to those close to you. It’s important to “sit” with the uncertainty, don’t try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. This card is the “Pisces” of the tarot deck.


You are definitely in a more “psychic and intuitive phase” than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and your impressions, even if you don’t know where they are coming from. However, when you draw the reversed Moon, the impressions you are getting may be less than clear and easily misinterpreted. Even so, don’t ignore the messages you are getting. Try to suss out their meaning. As with the upright meaning of this card, If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may unfortunately take quite a bit longer than you would like for it to. Try to stay patient.


Work: When the Moon appears in reverse, things unfortunately may not seem clear in the slightest with your work. Most damaging of all is when you think you are clear on something and you actually are not. It will be important that you ask questions, particularly of your superiors, and practice “active listening” to make sure that you and your co-workers understand each other perfectly. Stay as patient and calm as you can, and particularly if you are feeling “attacked,” give your coworkers and supervisors the benefit of any doubt. Reality may not be anywhere close to as bad as you think. Don’t push for major changes on the work front; the time may not be right, unless you are looking for a new position.


Love: As with the upright meaning, the reversed moon can point to a highly emotional and/or uncomfortable time in love relationships. Things can quickly become heated and/or negative. Take a break from each other and/or the relationship if you need to. Don’t make assumptions, and fight fairly, if you’re going to fight. Don’t ignore your intuition, however. To do so would make you even more irritable, upset, and perhaps, anxious. Pick your battles and be sure to treat your lover like a friend. Don’t be in a hurry to end or to begin a relationship. This is probably not the best time for either course of action.


Finances: When the moon appears in reverse in the context of financial questions, it seems very clear that you do not have all the information you need with regard to finances, even if you think that you do. If you are facing a difficult financial situation or are considering signing some sort of contract, get excellent, professional advice before signing or making major changes to your financial life. It’s not just you who may be affected by a lack of clarity; when this card appears, others around you may also be misguided.


Health: This is a critically important time for you to follow your intuition as to your health issues, provided you don’t go against the advice given by a qualified medical practitioner. As with the upright meaning of the moon, when the Moon is reversed, look carefully at the diagnosese and feelings that you have about your health care providers. If a diagnosis (whether that’s positive or negative) doesn’t feel right, or you don’t feel comfortable with your health care provider…. get a second opinion or a new provider. Again, when the Moon is appearing in reverse, use the utmost care and caution with any use of “substances,” (drugs and alcohol.) Indulge in moderation, if you must do so at all.


Spirituality: When you draw the reversed moon, this is still a very spiritual time and a great time to get a reading, have healing work, or to seek other helpful input from spiritual types. You are more psychically open than usual now (although when the card is reversed, the messages you are getting may be more difficult to interpret.) As with the upright meaning of the card, the reversed moon tells you to pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to flashes of information that come seemingly out of nowhere.