18 | Moon


General Aspects:

Patriarchal, conquerors, man-made laws, speaking, discipline, duality, antithesis


The MOON in the Gypsy Tarot looks down, fascinated by her reflection caught in the water below. She drips blood of pain and agony while a dog howls and a crab grabs with its greedy claws. The MOON Trump is considered an evil omen. It represents sickness or insanity or a death in childbirth, which terrified women for hundreds of years. The prison-like towers on teach side seem to lock her into the difficult and horrendous task of childbearing with no escape. In this Trump, the evil nightmare jackals of Atlantis, here symbolizing disease and psychosis, are now represented by the crab of Cancer and a vicious rabid dog, while the MOON is pouring blood, suffering and torment.

Interpreted use:

Be on your guard against midnight specters. They are nightmares only. Know that the MOON is merely a mirror for the SUN.

Reversed (card received upside down):

Your fears and tremors are leading to your despair. Nigh's MOON will overpower your soul, unless you remember you are only dreaming.