Friday, 17 June 2011

Moon -- Major Arcana

Today's card for discussion is Moon. It is numbered 18 in Major Arcana. The picture I have used is from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

Following the Star, Fool reaches a strange land which he had seen when he was hanging upside down in Hanged Man card. He had the glimpses of thsi same land through a veil while conversing with High Priestess. Now he is here, the Star is no more visible has the moon has risen to full. The wolves are howling and the path through which Fool had come has turned into a river. Now, there is no going back for him.

Fool is left with two choices in front of him. First, is to stay here in this land of deepest and darkest mysteries and become one with those who are here. Second, is to take the boat that has no oar or rudder and surrender himself to the flow of river and control of moon. Fool thinks the second option wise and starts again with his journey surrendering himself to the power of unconscious will.

When this card comes up in a reading, it indicates a time of visions, inspirations and genius. There is a fine line between artistic genius and psycopath. The two paths indicated by this card are same. Either you stay and let your mind run wild like wolves, be one mad, crazy person whose artistic genius will be renowned world wide. OR, you choose to surrender to your unconscious, let that one higher power guide you and move.

This is a time when querent will feel a lot of emotional and mental confusion. But one decision has to be made to clear all the turmoil and to bring clarity to mind.

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