|Llewellyn Tarot- The Moon|
There is no surprise for me in seeing this card, and I particularly love this rendition, the owl gliding on silent wings, the reflection of The Moon on the still of the water.
Reflection is what I am thinking of most as I write this, because The Moon reflects back the light of The Sun, and we ourselves so often act as mirrors to others, reflecting back what we like and dislike about ourselves. What we admire in others we wish for in ourselves, and what we dislike we usually find repugnant in ourselves, and fear finding, then facing it.
Fear of facing our Shadow selves can cause us to do some crazy things!
It can also cause us to call some crazy names. All because we don't want to seem crazy.
Since we act as mirrors to other people, you can be sure that thieves are always worried about being stolen from, liars worry about being lied to, and stalkers worry who is watching them. If someone is trying to set you up, you can know they are watching for you to do the same, so if accusations come out of left field, make sure you examine very carefully what you think to know be true about the other person, and where you may be giving them the benefit of the doubt to your detriment.
On the other hand, when you have negative thoughts about others, it is important to evaluate whether those thoughts are well founded, based in fact, or if you are projecting your Shadow onto them.
"We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are played not in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women who pass by without exciting attention, and who betray to the world nothing of the conflicts that rage within them except possibly by a nervous breakdown. What is so difficult for the layman to grasp is the fact that in most cases the patients themselves have no suspicion whatever of the internecine war raging in their unconscious. If we remember that there are many people who understand nothing at all about themselves, we shall be less surprised at the realization that there are also people who are utterly unaware of their actual conflicts." ~Carl Jung
This Moon is lovingly trimmed and from The Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson, published by Llewellyn.