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Everything is not as it seems
This morning, I pulled the Moon.
In my tarot workshop yesterday, Selah described how pulling the Moon card often makes her feel a sense of nausea, and I’ve had the same experience with it.
There’s a fun house element to this card, like walking through a room of mirrors, the ever-turning tunnel, the slippery floors, everything constantly shifting.
The sun, a full moon, and a crescent moon overlap one another—something that is impossible, something illusory.
When pulling this card, it means everything is not as it seems.
For a period that is fast approaching, six planets will be retrograde. Venus goes direct on September 3rd, only for Jupiter to retrograde the next day, so if you include the shadow phases of these retrogrades, it’s closer to seven planets retrograde at the beginning of September.
This is a moment of internal upheaval. Essentially, Mars is the only planet in astrology that will not retrograde during this period.
We’re entering the thick of it now.
This card speaks to emotions but especially buried emotions. It can often mean that what has been repressed is now being exhumed. Or, alternatively, it asks: What have you repressed? What have you denied?
It has to do with the unconscious. It asks us to question our reality.
It illuminates illusion as though we are smothered in a blanket of it.
When I pull it, I ask whether I’m in a fun house. I question my own assumptions.
Pulling it this morning, I mostly feel the quality of retrograde. This is a big time astrologically. This year has been very challenging for people, and with these planets in retrograde, we are entering a quiet time to go within and take inventory of who we are and these troubling years we have lived through collectively.
With the Moon card, it indicates to me that this is not only a time for review but deep review—the kind of review that is confronting.
The Moon also has to do with fear, those quiet tendencies in the periphery that irk you, the kind you quickly glance away from.
You don’t know yourself as well as you think you do.
You don’t know this world and this reality as well as you think you do.
Perhaps you are in a fun house. Perhaps your whole life, you’ve been led to believe something about reality that isn’t true at all.
And naturally, the Moon card points to these problems without offering any solution.
It’s about seeing, not fixing. It’s not meant to bring resolve. That will come in time.