Card Nicknames: The illusion card, the deception card, the danger card.
Short meaning: The overall theme of this card is that in the low light of the moon, things aren't always what they appear to be. This card represents situations where reality is at least somewhat hidden or misunderstood. It can also represent dreams.
Full meaning: Full meaning coming soon!
(The full meaning of this card is under construction. Selected quotes to follow.)
Moore (see Sources) - "The Moon is a complex and uncertain card. Mondern tarotists are hesitant to read it as strictly negative, because of its association with feminine energy and the goddess. The moon appears to change in the sky each night, waxing and waning through its cycles, indicating a situation that is changing. What might be true today may not be true tomorrow. The moon reflects light, but it is shadowy and conceals as much as it reveals. Things that seem lovely in the moonlight may be monsters by the light of day, and vice versa. The moon heightens the gifts of intuition and creativity. It calls forth fears. It creates delusions. This card says, 'Be careful; things are not necessarily as they seem.'" (Moore, p. 89)
Graves - "The Moon, as in all cabalistic lore, signifies the realm of emotions, feelings, hunches, intuition, and all activities of the mind that cannot be classified in the manner of conventional thought. Primarily considered the ruling body of the emotions. The Moon is female in nature, receptive and intense.
"Its light is not of its own making but the reflection of the sun's energies. The light that comes to us from the moon reaches us by a circuitous path as do the experiences ruled by this card. The Moon rules the indirect but, make no mistake, the light of The Moon is truly light, no matter its source or the route taken to reach us." (Graves, p. 35)