Major Arcana - 18: The Moon

18 - The Moon

Card Eighteen

18 - The MoonThis card shows the moon looking down on some dogs baying and a scorpion emerging from the water. It shows our dual nature and that not everything is as it seems.

This card represents the unconsciousness. It shows that we are becoming more aware of our hidden depths.

This card warns of deception, trickery, dishonesty and double-talk.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • learn to rely on ourselves and be firm in our beliefs
  • imagination is working overtime
  • disagreements and high emotions
  • unexpressed feelings/thoughts in our subconscious
  • not a good time to make any important decisions


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • read the small print in any contracts or legal documents
  • decisions are easier as you see things more clearly
  • trust your instincts, as they are mostly right


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - Deception and subconscious mind
  • Astrology - Moon, Pisces: emotions, sensitivity, deception
  • Numerology - 9: materialism overcoming spirituality