The Moon Tarot Card Meanings

The Moon tarot card image
The Moon (Reversed)

Ideas: Certainty, stable route, truth

Traits: Firm, logical, rational, realistic, sober, solid

Emotions: Eagerness, enthusiasm, gladness, optimism, relief

  • Actions:
    • Acting on your dreams
    • Adopting a logical mindset
    • Becoming aware of the truth
    • Seeing things as they really are
    • Snapping out of fantasy
    • Taking a stable route
The Moon (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Dreams, fantasy, imagination, mystery, uncertainty

Traits: Artful, creative, deep, empathetic, imaginative, intuitive, sensitive

Emotions: Contentment, desire, hope, enjoyment, pleasure, satisfaction

  • Actions:
    • Attuning yourself to the cycles of nature
    • Carrying out creative activities
    • Embracing the unknown
    • Enjoying healthy fantasies and daydreams
    • Practicing magic or celebrating the magic of everyday life
    • Using your imagination
The Moon (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Delusions, lie, mood swings

Traits: Aimless, confused, deceptive, emotional, false, moody, unrealistic

Emotions: Annoyance, anxiety, apprehension, fear, frustration, sadness, suffering

  • Actions:
    • Becoming unable to separate fantasy from reality
    • Beginning to be haywire
    • Getting lost in an unclear path
    • Having mood swings
    • Living a lie
    • Suffering from delusions

The Moon’s Advice

Personal Growth

Faced with an uncertain future, you might feel led to abandon your search for self and crawl back into your shell. You can move forward without tossing caution to the wind. Uncertainty can be the mother of great creativity. Listen to your instincts, clarify your path, and keep going.


Moonlight becomes you, so don’t be afraid to indulge in a little romantic lunacy. Navigating your way to a fulfilling relationship involves risks. Some people will say you’re crazy. Pay attention to your instincts, surround yourself with loyal guides, and make your move.


Avoid linear/logical approaches and go with your gut. Brainstorm. Put the rules aside and use your imagination. What would happen if restrictions were removed? What might happen? What could happen? A little lunacy can be a good thing; blow off steam, change your habits, and try working in a different light.


How does your personal spiritual path incorporate the Divine Feminine? What qualities would a divine mother offer? Which aspects of your personal spirituality would benefit from a feminine touch? How might contact with the divine feminine benefit you today? How might you honor or invite that energy?

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