I worked all morning on what I was going to do. I decided on finding information on The Moon tarot card & a Full Moon Tarot Spread. I will also make Moon Water in my new bottle that night. I don’t work with the moon as others do. I love the moon & its energy for Moon Water & charging my crystals. I have been trying to learn my tarot cards more in-depth to read them a little more intuitively. :
My favorite deck more recently is the Tarot of the Divine. I make sure to read the stories & the meanings of each card that I draw, no matter how many times I have drawn it in the past. A few of them, their meaning pops into my head before I can even reach for the book. I can look at the card as I place it down & have an idea of its meaning before I even look at the correspondence for the reading. It’s a great feeling to be able to do that finally. It’s taken me almost a year to get here. I can look at the entire spread after the cards are laid out & get a general feel for how the reading will be.
Tarot of the Divine - The Moon
The moon is the subconscious and all its illusions, potential, pitfalls, and the possibility of self-deception. Here two tanukis- shape-shifting raccoon-like animals- each staring at a different moon, though it is not clear which is the real one. (Russia- Russian Fairy Tale)
According to Tarot.com
The Moon Upright Meaning
The Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into a trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. In a state of expanded consciousness, we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between the self and the unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality re-enters the ocean of being. What transpires next is between a soul and its maker.
The Moon Reversed Meaning
The Moon card reversed suggests that you might be deluding yourself, exaggerating or embellishing your version of a situation. Consider whether you are repeating an emotional, dramatic rendition of events rather than keeping to the bare facts.
The temptation to let yourself be swept away emotionally or psychically is understandable, but it doesn’t help you find your balanced center in chaotic times.
The Moon Advice Position
The Moon card advises that you trust your instincts and intuitions. Your intuitive body, which is connected to all living things, is sharper and quicker than the cultivated, civilized self. The everyday mind may not be prepared for strange oceanic circumstances. Plus, it has no game plan. Your intuitive body will support you unerringly if you do not interfere with or try to control what you perceive. A better approach would be to meditate. Try to be a witness. Do nothing; let nature carry you forward. This may be your best option in this situation.
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The Moon Card on a Full Moon
“Each night, Lady Moon gathers unto herself all the discarded memories and forgotten dreams of humanity. These she stores in her silver cup till dawn. Then, at first light, all these forgotten dreams and neglected memories are returned to Earth as Moon-sap or dew. Mingled with lacrimae lunae, ‘the tears of the Moon,’ this dew nourishes and refreshes all life on Earth. Through compassionate care of the Goddess, nothing of value is lost to man.” –from the Legend of the Moon by Sallie Nichols.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” –John Wesley.
The force of the Sun and Moon are illumined, and the pure potential of both lights is fully active. The chalice cup is full, life is brimming over with expectation, and the cornucopia horn of plenty has been placed at the center table of life. Wisdom shines outward. Share your gifts, talents, joys, and manifested creations through teaching, writing, dancing, and community sharing. This is the peak of light, and you are filled with its radiant glow.
Suggested flower essence: Lotus … the flower of water and air bringing the unconscious forces into conscious knowing and insight.
5 Deities also Associated with the Moon
Selene is the goddess of the moon in the ancient Greek polytheistic tradition, born from the love between titans. His mother was Theia, the divinity of light, united with his brother Hyperion, the divinity of the sky’s brightness. Selene had two brothers: Elios, the god of the Sun, and Eos, goddess of the dawn.
Also called “the Radiant,” Selene illuminated the earth with her superhuman beauty. The goddess Selene was traditionally described as a woman of incomparable beauty and a pale face.
Depicted in long flowing white or silver robes, she carried a torch in her hand and a crescent moon over her head. Her most characteristic image sees her in the firmament driving her lunar chariot, pulled by white and meek oxen. Selene belonged to the Greek triad of moon gods.
Together with her were Artemis, the growing moon, symbol of youth and carefree, and Hecate, the waning moon, a symbol of old age and wisdom. Selene was the depiction of the full moon. For this reason, within the triad, she had the role of mother.
By this triple characterization of the moon, Selene symbolizes the fullness, maturity, and fertility of a woman who carries the seed of life and new birth in her womb.
Artemis was, in fact, known as the lunar goddess (terrestrial) together with Selene (celestial) and Hecate (underground). She was the daughter of Zeus and Latona and spent her life in the woods in the company of the Nymphs devoted to her.
His most recurring image was characterized by a silver bow (which is symbolic of the half-moon or a crescent moon), a quiver full of arrows (like her brother Apollo), and a retinue of faithful dogs.
She often had her head surrounded by the moon and stars, in her hand, she carried a torch (as a lunar deity), and some animals were sacred to her, such as the bear, which has two opposite characters: protective sweetness towards her cubs and ferocity bloody towards those who oppose it; the lioness, majestic, fascinating and very skilled in the art of hunting; the fallow deer and the hare, by their nature fugitive creatures prone to a secluded and shy existence.
If Selene is associated with the full moon and Artemis with the crescent moon, Hecate can be connected to the phase of the new moon, that is, the moment when the moon is totally dark.
This is the phase of the moon’s death, which runs through the world of the underworld in which this divinity reigns. Hecate was, in fact, an infernal deity originally from Asia Minor who was then exported to Greece and worshiped in a triad together with Artemis and Demeter, goddess of the earth.
In his Theogony, Hesiod wants her to be the daughter of Perse and Asteria, of the lineage of the Titans. Still, in the rest of the poetic tradition, Hecate is identified as the daughter of Zeus, or Tartarus or Aristaeus.
Like all underworld deities, dark attributes dominate in Hecate, which links her to the sphere of spells, evocations, and ghosts. For this reason, even after the end of paganism, this divinity remained linked to magic and witchcraft.
In fact, wizards and witches sacrificed lambs and black dogs to her. Its altars and the houses were erected in the trivia and the quadrivium, hence the nickname “Trivia.”
Sina in Akkadian or Nanna in Sumerian is the Sumerian moon god and protector of the lunar cycle, son of the sky god Enlil and the wheat goddess Ninlil, Sina was associated with cattle breeding, he bestowed fertility and prosperity on cowboys, ruled the increase of water, the growth of reeds, the increase of the herd, etc.
His consort is Ningal, “Great Lady,” goddess of reeds and swamps; every Spring, the worshipers of Sina reconstructed the myth of Sina’s visit to his father Enlil with a ritual journey to Nippur, bringing with them the first dairy products of the year.
Sina was depicted as an older man with a flowing lapis lazuli beard, wearing a four-horned headdress topped with a crescent and riding a winged bull, and he was also depicted as a herdsman or boatman.
Beloved and revered in the city of Khmonou (in Greek, Hermopolis) in Middle Egypt, Thoth was the God of writing, magic, wisdom, mathematics, and geometry, inventor of hieroglyphs. He is the patron saint of scribes; he was responsible for the invention of writing.
Another characteristic of Thoth was that of being a lunar deity. Since the moon was one of the bases of the Egyptian calendar, he was the “collector of years” and the “lord of time.” In the Low Age, as the moon replaced Thothiva for the sun during the night, he was called the “Silver Aten.” It was represented in the form of baboon and ibis. On his head, he had a crescent-shaped moon.
There you have them, the main deities associated with the moon. If you are looking for a way to connect with the moon to a deeper level, you could rely on the deity resonating with you and your energy the most. It would be amazing for both your craft and your spirituality.
Information from: List of 5 Deities Associated with the Moon
That is how I work with the moon mostly, Moon Water, Charging my crystals & cards & jewelry. I pay attention to its meanings in my tarot readings to learn more about how it correlates to my life. I don’t click with any of the deities, or they haven’t let me know that it’s time to work with them.
Honestly, the only connection to a deity that I feel right now is to Brigid. She is a powerful part of my daily life & in my practice. I like to learn about other deities & how they offer guidance to those that feel called to them.
I love to look at the moon & look at things under the moonlight. I often think about its power because it causes the ocean to ebb & flow & the tides to rise & fall as it moves through the sky & goes through its phases & transits.