|Legacy of the Divine Tarot- The Moon|
I used to pull a Major Arcana at the beginning of each week as a reference point, a study place, and to give some insight as to the flavor of the week I could expect, and then I would write about it. That was, until the Moon card started coming up for me each and every damn Moon's day, and more the Fool I for expecting anything different. I sometimes get other cards, too, depending on how much time I am willing to devote to the pulling, and if I am reading a specific question, but I always get the Moon. It is humorous, really, but I long ago ran out of things to say about the Moon. The problem is, the Moon has not run out of things to say about me.
I could ask, of course, though most spreads designed around the Moon card seem a bit too heavy for my current needs. I think tarot is a wonderful spiritual tool, and I do believe it will plumb the depths of ones' soul, but my soul is tender at the moment and wants only to show her pretty surface. The depths will need to go unplumbed for now, and even when I can no longer run from that eventuality, it will be a private affair. And I have probably answered my own question about why the Moon is currently haunting me, although it is likely in the Moon's nature to haunt, being singularly well purposed for this.
I can almost never get over the beauty of the Moon card, its' magic and mystery. One particularly vivid reading it came up for my sitter to remind her to love herself, to believe in her own beauty, to celebrate it, to envision her hair and her limbs and her eyes and her fingernails and her kneecaps all bathed in a silvery white light, of pure love, of pure desire, that emanates only from her and the Divine Lover.
As Mother's Day has just passed, which inevitably churns up for me the drama and the hurt and the thrill and the desperation that surrounds my relationship with my own mother, and as I recently read about the astrological moon in particular affecting that relationship, I wonder if the Moon wants me to start resolving my mommy issues.
In any case, I have pulled the Moon, yet again, and so we dance.
This card is from Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti, published by Llewellyn.