|Ghosts & Spirits Tarot- The Moon|
It takes great bravery to face that which we most fear, and in fairy tale after fairy tale, we see the heroes having to do exactly that. This is because what we fear is what we must come to terms with, in our own psyche. For me, one of my great fears is losing my family, and this has in fact happened to me at different times in my life. One of my lessons to learn has been that I carry my own strength within me, and that nothing that truly matters can be stripped from me. Because this fear goes soul deep for me, I have had to, and continue to, learn to lean on my own understanding and inner joy, and to always trust my own deepest feelings above anything I think to be true, because my thoughts have been wrong at times, but my feelings never have.
I find this a beautiful and apt rendition of The Moon, despite there being no physical Moon in the card, because The Moon often asks us to walk down dark pathways in blind faith, and while we do so we may see glimmering eyes in the distance, hear scrabbling noises, but still we must continue forward, because the way back is barred, and to stay in the nightmare is even more unimaginable than to continue through it.
This card is from Ghosts & Spirits Tarot by Lisa Hunt, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.