Wednesday's Free Tarot Class - Moon

Hi and welcome to our Wednesday Tarot class. This week we are going to talk about the moon. I love this card! It is a psychic card too. The moon represents phases, cycles, and evolutions in our lives, including the tides. People have been worshiping the moon since the beginning of time. The astrology sign of Cancer rules the moon. The moon represents our emotions. It is the Mother card. It is number 18, which adds up to the number 9. This is the second nine that the Fool encounters on his journey, which means he is on his second initiation. The Hermit was his first 9 on his path. Remember the Hermit? He reached the first plateau of awareness and went through the initiation of the cards from the Fool to Strength that we've explored in previous articles. Because he has reached this higher level of consciousness, he can teach us. Now we are on the second 9 initiation, meaning he’s still on his journey of learning, slipping back and then advancing again. How many times do we do this? We start learning to think positive, then something upsets us and we can’t get it out of our head no matter how hard we try. We go over and over it in our minds until we feel like screaming. Finally we talk ourselves into letting go of these negative thoughts and we start again to think positive. Alan Cohen, one of my favorite authors writes, “You will receive more of whatever you concentrate on.” This is repeated in almost all self-help books, including the Bible. Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." This is what the Law of Attraction is about too. So, like the fool, we walk through our journeys trying this and trying that. Just as we think we know it all, or have a firm grasp on things, another cycle comes and we learn on another level.

Take a look at your moon card in the Rider-Waite deck. See the dog and the wolf howling at the moon? This represents the wild wolf as our untamed thoughts and feelings (the wild out of control ones we can’t seem to get out of our heads) into conscious, tamed ones, where we finally have control. The dog represents this. We do this by disciplining our minds and choosing what we are going to focus on. We decide if we are going to let our thoughts run rampant, making us feel out of control, or if we are motivated enough to take control of our thoughts. Turning a wolf into a dog? That sounds like magic! In a way it is and we do have the potential to do this. We were given the tools to create what we want in our lives. Remember those tools the fool carries in the pack? Our magician laid the tools out on the table and began working with them. This is how we turn our lives around – by deciding what we want and having the courage to co create what we desire. While we do this we have to also accept that there is an untamed, wild part of us that surfaces now and then and we need to know that this part of us comes from the same source as our disciplined selves. It just manifests in a different way. It’s a good idea to stay in touch with your untamed, animal, ego self. The crayfish coming out of the water teaches us that all creatures have the prospect to evolve and we can do it too as we let go of habits and reactions and stop overreacting emotionally. The moon illuminates our journey and the towers are like an entryway to another world. Do we have the courage to leave our old selves behind and take that trek into the mountains to seek our true spirituality? The journey is our choice. We bought the ticket.

Do you see bright yellow looking raindrops falling from the moon? These are yods, which represents the hand of God. This is life force energy falling from above into materialism. In other words it is like seeds of new consciousness being seeded. If you look back at the Tower card, these yods are there too. A full moon is a time of releasing. Write down what you don’t want in your life anymore and burn the paper during the full moon. During a new moon write what you want to bring into your life. Be as specific as possible.

The Moon’s advice:

Let go of old habits to make way for the new.
Pay attention to your dreams
Evolve and transform your subconscious motivations through meditation
Be sensitive and intuitive
Be romantic, dreamy, sensitive and understanding

Next week we’ll delve into an enlightening and wonderful card called the SUN. Until then, angel hugs,Jean Maurie


Xmichra said...

yur deck doesn't have a little boat in it, but mine does. it is a boat with no oars. This part signifies that you have two paths you can take, one is to howl with the wolves and be wild, the other is about surrender, to the boat which the moon guides on the river to the lands unknown.

I love the moon card. Usually when it turns up for me, it means that I have been not allowing my mind to be free from my scheduled days, and be creative. When i meditate and clear my head of lifes calendar, I can see things much more clearly, thus surrendering to my inner voice. It's quite the experience.

Love this weekly tarot learning!! Great post!

Jean Maurie said...

Thanks Xmichra for your information about your deck. What deck are you using? I like the idea of the two paths. I think I am in the middle of both of the paths both howling and surrendering. Sometimes we can feel both ways, you know?

Glad you like the weekly Tarot classes. Thank you :)

Xmichra said...

i have a few decks, but i use my gilded deck the most (and it has the wee leetle boat on the shore). I haven't seen the boat in many decks, so i thought it was a nice addition to the fools journey.

I love the classes :) it's more informal & personal than reading a stiff book. lol...

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