The Moon is the card of illusion, confusion, falseness, monthly cycles, imagination, intuition and the subconscious (dreams and nightmares). The light of the Sun warms us, brightens our spirits and make's our crops grow that we can eat. The light of the moon is a false light, a reflected light, a light that is never the same from night to night. In the light of the moon the world appears differently and our ancient instinct is to fear the night and what prowls in the darkness. If a question is being asked and a simple "yes" or "no" is being looked for then the moon can be taken as a "no". The Moon can be a useful time marker in Tarot. Events indicated by surrounding cards may come to pass around the full moon. In tradition symbology The Moon has also been associated with fertility and sexuality.
Numerology: The Moon has the number 18 in the major arcana. This is reduced in numerology to 9 (1+8). The number 9 is the number of endings, the completion of a cycle as in numerology 9 is the last number before the cycle re-starts with 1. The Moon marks the end of the cycle of a month of 28 days. It can indicate a woman's menstrual cycle if a pregnancy is being divined.
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