The Moon: general, standing and reversed meaning

The Moon, general description

The Moon is the 19th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

This card reveals our suspicions, desires and dreams and thus guides to the realm of darkness and night, to the secret world of soul. The bright side of the Moon denotes the romantic daydreaming, vivid fantasy and well-developed sensibility. However, the card rather refers to the darker side, to the depths of the soul. It symbolizes our fears, insecurity, nightmares, dark suspicions; it reveals the horror and the shiver triggered by invisible, inconceivable things.

That’s the fear we have during a lonely walk at night through the forest: during daytime we could calmly cut it across, but at night we learn what fear is. It could be the fear of old times’ demons that got a new name in the enlightened modern ages: they’re called bacteria, virus, millirem, becquerel, air poisoned with led or acid rain.

The Moon, standing

Cyclic transformation holding the mystical powers of the night. Feminine beauty and heady youth. Transforming from beauty to beast and vice versa. Occult forces, senses and intensive dreams. Risky situations, dangerous times.


The Moon, reversed

Clean mind and the ability to lead in difficult times. Increased physical abilities. Appearance of temptation, small problems and obstacles. A new dawn.