moon tarot card meaning upright and reversed

18 – The Moon Tarot Card Meanings – Upright



The Moon tarot card is all about illusions and masks. There is something going on behind the scenes when this card appears. This can create confusion. For example a person can pretend to be someone else or wearing masks in a way that they behave different from who they are. It is important to listen to your intuition and pay attention to your dreams.

The Moon tarot card also represents fears, anxiety and illusions. In a reading I saw the Moon tarot card together with the Sun card representing a manic-depressive person.

The Moon tarot card is a very emotional card so it is important to don’t rush things and don’t make assumptions.

The number 18 can be reduced to 1 + 8 = number 9. The number 9 is about advancing consciousness, isolation and inner wisdom. When the number 9 appears it is the penultimate stadium of a period in your life. It is time to recover from the past and to forgive so you can move on.                                           Read more about tarot & numerology.

The Moon as feelings and in love readings

There are a wirling pool of emotions under the surface when the moon as someones feelings shows up in your tarot reading. They might not be aware of why they feel what they are feeling. Their feelings might be an natural or instinctive reaction for example. There is some emotional confusion going on when the moon shows up in a tarot reading. When it is night and the moon shines we can’t see things as they are. Sunlight makes everything visible but the moon makes everything around you more mystical.

Also hidden feelings could be represented by the moon tarot card. So a secret admirer could be represented by the moon tarot card.

When we can’t see things clearly with our eyes because of the dark, our brains are react in a way that we visually, mentally and aditory adding things that aren’t there. Hallucinations could be represented by the moon and the 7 of cups. We are hallucinating more often then we think. When we are in love or in fear we create negative or positive images of people in our minds. So when the moon tarot card shows up in a love and relationship tarot reading things aren’t clear to us as it is right now.

The Moon in a job and career tarot reading

When there is something hidden or secret in a company, the moon tarot card could show up as how we see the company we work for. You feel that there is something is going on but you can’t see clearly what it is and you can’t put your finger on it. It also might seem that no one wants to talk about it when you ask about it. This could be a moon period on the workfloor.

If you ask the tarot about your job and the moon tarot card shows up there are some hidden aspects that need to be revealed before you understand what is going on in the company you work for.

The Moon as outcome and advice

  • dreams, fears and illusions
  • misleading information to influence you
  • confusing information to you because you are reacting emotionally
  • be patience and don’t rush things, things will unfold themself
  • listen to your intuition and pay attention to your dreams
  • someone having secret feelings
  • a secret admirer
  • people behaving different from who they really are
  • a time when your intuition is stronger than normally


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18 – The Moon Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed

When reversed the Moon tarot card is still about illusions, anxiety and confusion. Now it is reversed, things are coming to the surface.

The moon reversed as outcome and advice

  • unmasking someone or yourself
  • a confession
  • accepting that something isn’t true
  • revealing something that was hidden
  • realizing that you kept yourself illusions
  • don’t over analyse, be patience and don’t make assumptions, ask for help
  • when you have mood swings ask for help
  • confusing is fading away but is still there
  • because of some revealed information your view about your relationship changes


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All Major Arcana Tarot Cards


0 – The Fool 1 – The Magician 2 – The High Priestess 3 – The Empress 4 – The Emperor 5 – The Hierophant 6 – The Lovers 7 – The Chariot 8 – Strength 9 – The Hermit 10 – The Wheel of Fortune 11 – Justice 12 – The Hanged Man 13 – Death 14 – Temperance 15 – The Devil 16 – The Tower 17 – The Star 18 – The Moon 19 – The Sun 20 – Judgment 21 – The World

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Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

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