7/14/2020- THE MOON and the Shadow of the Psyche
Updated: Sep 18, 2020
Today for my Daily Shuffle, I pulled the Moon. One of the most popular cards in the deck, and it always gets a reaction when it comes up in a reading. And for good reason, many people feel a connection to the Moon and lunar cycles, especially women. It is the sign of the sacred feminine, the wild unknown and the shadow aspect of our being. While the Sun is assertive and life giving, the Moon is passive and still.
There has been a strange energy in the air recently, and it's been throwing a lot of people off including myself. And even though Mercury has gone direct, I still feel the lingering shadow. We are in eclipse season after all, and you don't need to know much about Astrology to feel the affects of the position of the planets. The Moon in particular has an influence on us, mostly when it is full, but in all aspects of its cycle its energy can be used to attract or dispel depending on its phase.
So what does the Moon card mean in the Tarot?
It is wild imagination, connection to our shadow and going deep into unknown territory in order to be reborn. There is a strong connection to our instincts, and a battle between domestication and living a wild and free existence. When we see the Moon in readings, it signifies that the seeker is in an advanced spiritual state, and with this comes tests from our subconscious mind.
Often there is a need to recognize our 'dark' side.
This doesn't imply evil, darkness has its place. And we must get to know our darkness, or shadow, in order to full integrate our ego in a healthy way. Otherwise known as Shadow Work, this process is used by coac