Most of the cards in the Tarot (except Aces and Pages) are connected either directly or indirectly (via zodiac attributions) to the planets.
When you look closer at the images of those cards that share the same planetary attribution, you can see some visual similarities. By identifying and studying these similarities, you can gain new insight and a deeper understanding of individual cards.
Here, we are looking at the moon cards in the (RWS) Tarot.
The example above shows the High Priestess and the Two of Swords. The moon is assigned to the High Priestess, and the Two of Swords’ astrological attribution is Moon in Libra.
Both women face us with their backs to the water. Whereas in the High Priestess image the view of the water is concealed by a curtain, the woman in the Two of Swords is blindfolded.
Both women are dressed in a white robe. The moon crescent can be found at the feet of the High Priestess, and in the sky on the Two of Swords.
The High Priestess is holding a book, the woman in the Two of Swords is holding the swords. Both women are seeking knowledge through quiet contemplation, yet they do so in different ways. Both cards are connected to feelings, emotions and the unconscious (lunar influences).
But there are more moon cards in the Tarot:
The Chariot – zodiac sign Cancer is ruled by the moon
Six of Pentacles – Moon in Taurus
Four of Cups – Moon in Cancer
Nine of Wands – Moon in Sagittarius
Seven of Swords – Moon in Aquarius
We can also add the Moon to this list, even though this Major Arcana card is linked to Pisces.
Take all these cards from your deck and explore how the energy of the moon is reflected in them.
What new insights are you gaining? What are your interpretations of the similarities?
Bear in mind that the moon also adds the element Water to each card.
Please feel free to share your thoughts.
And if you love this kind of Tarot study, you may be interested in my Tarot Astrology course.
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