Monday, May 14, 2012

Moonlight

Legacy of the Divine Tarot- The Moon
There are people in the world who think tarot does not work, that it is totally random and at best the images act as an inkblot for our creative minds to impress upon whatever is foremost in our thoughts in a given moment.  Those people don't realize that I pull the Moon card every damn Monday.

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.

6 comments:

  1. Gosh, you have good taste in decks. As for The Moon, that is a card I wouldn't be happy to see either. It has always signified anxiety or uncertainty for me. What's certain about this card is that things are up in the air. It is strange for you to be getting this card every Monday. But it's also not surprising knowing the tarot. Maybe a clarification card might help to add further insight or confirmation on the matter?

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    1. It IS strange, but cards are like that. I am sure there are many things I COULD do, but for now I guess I'll just walk in the pale moonlight a little longer :)

      Thank you for your insight!

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  2. Very interesting and informative article you shared with us. I am basically Aquarius i have moon in horoscope http://youtu.be/1NlJ_B7EOq4 is moon for good or bad in horoscope.I heard moon passes through 12 houses and gives different result.If possible please predict Aquarius for may2012.

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    1. Well, astrology is an intricate art, and a year long forecast is not something I would do at all with a chart, as astrology is a dabbling area for me, not my focus. I would not do a year reading with cards either, in a comment on my blog. You may enjoy picking up Astrology for Yourself by Demetra George and Douglas Bloch and learn how to read your own chart in a way that is comfortable for you, or pay a professional astrologer for a reading. Thanks or stopping by!

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  3. That's really interesting/kinda funny (not in a haha type of way, if you know what I mean) about you getting the moon card each monday. I must say, I do feel a bit of an affinity with the card myself, being a Cancer sign that was born on a Monday to boot, but it doesn't come up for me in readings/draws with any real frequency.

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    1. Yeah, I think it is funny too, and I do laugh about it. I love the Moon card, even when it is wild, even when I am unsure and that is where it points for me. You must have yours well assimilated, with all those traits. :)

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