XVIII - The Moon

XVIII - The Moon

Path of Qoph 29 in the Tree of Life Moon in Scorpio as the dark knowledge of the depths of soul
Zodiac: Pisces
Tree of life: The connection from Netzach to Malkuth
Element: Water
Number: 18 as the return of the animal (turnus of sun- and moon eclipse) cross sum is the 9
Element: Water

The Moon will lead us into the blackest depths of our soul, into the world of the subconscious, where there are no more words, just images and notions. It represents a journey into the darkest night, a look behind our own face.

The Moon isn't the most comfortable trump - though everybody likes to equate it with the mysteries, rarely someone really enjoys the look into their own abyss, where sometimes the unvarnished truth is not too pleasant. Embarrassingly enough, the Moon tends to show up what we generally ignore, refuse to see, or even deny all the time.
But the step has to be taken, for without facing up to darkness, we will never see the light.

Unlike most trumps, the Moon has no real negative aspect, but it implies a serious danger. The journey into night could be too much when we're not prepared and we might get lost in our own shadow.

Drive: Entering the underworld, exploring the depths of soul, confrontation with the dark side

Light: Intuitivity, wisdom, maturity, deepest selfrealization

Shadow: Illusion, hysteria, fear, rejection of reality

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 - Adjustment | 9 - The Hermit | 10 - Wheel of Fortune | 11 - Lust (Passion)
12 - The Hanged Man | 13 - The Death | 14 - The Art | 15 - The Devil | 16 - The Tower | 17 - The Star
- - - | 19 - The Sun | 20 - Aeon (Judgement) | 21 - The Universe (World)

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