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The Moon Art and Meaning

Tarot Genoves Tarot Deck

The moon shining in the heavens, drops of dew falling, a wolf and a dog howling at the Moon, and halted at the foot of two towers, a path which loses itself in the horizon (and is sprinkled with drops of blood, a crayfish emblematic of the sign Cancer, ruled over by the Moon, crawls through water in the foreground towards the land). It symbolisesTwilight, Deception, and Error.

About the Deck

A reproduction of an authentic Genovean Tarot exhibited at the Fournier Playing Card Museum.

Provenance

Genova, Italy. 1887

Meaning of The Moon from the Tarot Genoves Tarot Deck

Upright

Twilight, Deception, Error;

Reversed

Fluctuation, slight Deceptions, Trifling Mistakes.

According to Many Schools of Thought

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Moon. Some eighteenth-century cards shew the luminary on its waning side; in the debased edition of Etteilla, it is the moon at night in her plenitude, set in a heaven of stars; of recent years the moon is shewn on the side of her increase. In nearly all presentations she is shining brightly and shedding the moisture of fertilizing dew in great drops. Beneath there are two towers, between which a path winds to the verge of the horizon. Two dogs, or alternatively a wolf and dog, are baying at the moon, and in the foreground there is water, through which a crayfish moves towards the land.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Twilight, Deception, Error

Reversed

Fluctuation, slight Deceptions, Trifling Mistakes.

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Hidden Enemies. Danger.