The Moon is one of the most mysterious Tarot cards. Like the Hanged Man, its meaning is often at the heart of debates.
Since Tarot’s origins are to be found in the Middle Ages and the Moon speaks of feminine powers and energy, it’s easy to understand why this card is often associated with black magic.
But it all goes way deeper than that. It is one of the richest cards in the deck.
The Moon is the card of the Yin, feminine energy, of attraction and magnetism. It speaks of the things that can’t be seen in broad daylight; it’s everything that happens below the surface.
The crab in the water not only represents the card’s main star sign (Cancer) but also the important work that happens below the surface and in the darkness. The crab’s work is to eat anything bad at the bottom of the lake to make sure no bad smell comes to the surface. It is above all, a metaphor of our subconscious.
The dogs, just like the towers, watch over the territory surrounding the lake. They keep the moon at bay so her magnetic powers don’t disrupt the waters too much. The tamed and the wild come together at night to re-establish a connection between our primal and social self.
This is one of the many things happening on this card. Others include rumours, maternity and secrets.