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The Major Arcana...

0 or 22 -The Fool
1 - Magician
2 - High Priestess
3 - Empress
4 - Emperor
5 - Hierophant
6 - Lovers
7 - Chariot
8 - Strength
9 - Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice
12 - Hanged Man
13 - Death
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgement
21 - The World


The Minor Arcana...

Wands (Rods):
King of Wands
Queen of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Wands
Ten of Wands
Nine of Wands
Eight of Wands
Seven of Wands
Six of Wands
Five of Wands
Four of Wands
Three of Wands
Two of Wands
Ace of Wands

Cups:
King of Cups
Queen of Cups
Knight of Cups
Page of Cups
Ten of Cups
Nine of Cups
Eight of Cups
Seven of Cups
Six of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Cups
Three of Cups
Two of Cups
Ace of Cups

Swords:
King of Swords
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
Ten of Swords
Nine of Swords
Eight of Swords
Seven of Swords
Six of Swords
Five of Swords
Four of Swords
Three of Swords
Two of Swords
Ace of Swords

Pentacles (Coins):
King of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles


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The Moon
Card 18 - The Moon

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)


Moon Reversed
Meaning coming soon!

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