..woke me up this morning staring in the front window at me, a creepy-crescent smile hovering over the desert, as if spying on my dreams.
The imagery on this card is pretty consistent through time. The moon, who looks over the scene below, wears an expression of disapproval on her face. Out of the stagnant body of water. As the moon is ruled by Pisces, water signs are especially affected, or if you have a lot of water in your chart. The moon rules the tides, you don’t think it can push and pull your bodily fluids around? Your heart is about 73% water and your lungs 83%. The moon rules women’s cycles. XVIII = 18 = 8+1 = 9, the completion or ending of a cycle. The moon ends our day, and is a female reflection of her male counterpart, the Sun, who illuminates everything clearly and openly, whereas the moon creates shadow, bent light and illusion.
Two dogs – or a dog and a wolf – both are howling at the moon from different shores, a river dividing the land. The Russian tarot depicts a man alone on a boat, attempting to sail away down the stream from the howling dogs. But there’s no flow, and he can’t get away. Are the dogs howling at the moon or howling at each other? The other consistent image on the Moon card is that of twin towers, and the history and meaning of that imagery is a bottomless rabbit hole. One stands on each shore. A gateway is a traditional meaning of the twin towers, but beyond the gate is..nothing.
So let’s look at some mundane, possibly useful meanings to us morning dog-walking-horse-feeding card reading-coffee drinkers.
My Team of Unseen have a sense of humor about the crab or crawfish or whatever the hell that crusty thing is that’s crawling out of the stagnant water on this card, and that is that the poor man’s wife turns into the crab once a month and he can’t get away from her. She howls at him and treats him like a dog. Separate bedrooms, please. Very funny..
The moon is deceptive. She is jealous, as she is nothing really but a reflection of the sun, after all. She may look like a diamond at night but like chipped cheap glass in the morning…
This is a very powerful lunar month, so if you check your moon sign, that will tell you a lot about how and where the moon affects you, but affect you she does, bringing lunacy to lunatics everywhere. On guard. Watch yourself… not everything or everyone is who or what they seem under the watery, foggy, soft-focus of moonlight.