The Major Arcana
It has long been said that the full Moon has a powerful effect on our emotional state, creating tides of emotions within us.
When we experience such turbulent emotions, it is difficult to believe that we could ever feel harmony and peace within ourselves again.
Highly charged feelings cause havoc in our lives, and when The Moon appears in your readings, you can be sure there are issues in your life that are causing confusion and mixed emotions.
When this card appears, it is suggesting you take a step back and view your situation from a different perspective and with a calmer logic.
However, The Moon does represent powerful feelings and it isn't always easy to gain clarity: we often can't 'see the wood for the trees'. The path to clarity and understanding is a challenging one, yet despite the emotional wrenches you may feel, it is right for you.
For example, if you are in a situation where you need to let go of a lover or partner for whatever reason, but emotionally cannot summon up the courage to do so, even though you know it's the right thing to do, trust that the new path you seek is right for you.
Often when a decision is very difficult and causes strong emotional resistance within us, we allow our weaker nature to rule. However, in many of these situations it is a brave heart and clear mind that help us see through the fog of unruly emotion and step onto our true path.
The Moon not only represents illusion caused by powerful emotions, but also illusion or trickery created by other people's lies or misleading behavior. Therefore, when The Moon appears in a reading, it's a good idea to question your motives and those of people close to you, and it is best to refrain from making firm decisions until you know and feel a sense of certainty about your choices.
The wan light of The Moon does in some way shed light upon the right path for us, but because we cannot see clearly in dim light we doubt ourselves and hold back from taking the steps forward.
The Moon may suggest that your avoidance to take action or make a tough decision about a certain situation is simply due to fear of loss. Fear has much to do with The Moon, and courage is always needed to conquer fear, so take your time when The Moon appears in your readings and search for your inner courage. With patience you will find the clarity you seek.