The Moon is an enchanting card, and also one that can make you feel a bit apprehensive. The Moon’s energy can excite the imagination, cause us to dream vividly, and deepen our intuition. Because of that, it can also take us out of our comfort zones and make the world seem unfamiliar, showing us things we never expected and are perhaps not prepared for.
There’s no need to fear this energy, though some do. How troubled you are by it will correspond directly to how open you are to the experiences brought on by it and your own personal progress in self-realization, because as sure as the moon reflects the light of the sun, the dreams brought about by the moon reflect the dreamer – who they are, what unresolved issues they have, what they fear.
The Moon brings out the primal nature underneath the constructed reality of the ego. It can take us beyond the boundaries we set on our daily lives and make us behave in ways that, while seeming to go against who our ego tells us we are, are quite in line with what’s in our subconscious. It can be quite a liberating experience, or a scary one. It all depends on you.
One can be confused between intuition and imagination under the influence of the moon. Deep inside you know which is which, but in the moment it can be hard to tell which shadows are merely shadows. Be honest with yourself about what you are perceiving and stay grounded. If you’ve come to know your internal language it should be easier to discern between the two.
In the major arcana, the Moon sits between the Star and the Sun. The Star is about pure vision or inspiration from spirit, the undiluted message. That message must be carried back along the path beneath the moon for it to be brought to the conscious reality of the sun. In the process, that message will be colored and interpreted by the messenger. It may be enhanced or it may be distorted. It’s the messenger’s responsibility to be as true to the message as possible.