A crayfish crawls from pool of water. The Path extends past a wolf and a dog past a stone wall and continues into the mountains. The Moon lights the path and from it tiny Yods descend, lighting the way.
Like the crustacean, our beginnings are very self-centered. As small children we learn that we are not the center of the universe we are on a journey of knowledge and self discovery where by we may begin to learn wisdom. Our defenses are strong to protect the fragile ego within. We move onto the Path and grow out of our shells.
Two canines stand on either side of the road: the wolf representing our animal, feral instincts: desire for dominance, comfort and so on where as the dog represents out need to be accepted by our culture and society. By striking a balance between both yet never giving control to either, we stay true to ourselves, understating and evolving beyond both. We travel past the towers: symbols of the limits of our human experience and the path leads on beyond the distant hills, beyond human experience.
The Moon rides in the sky, sometimes waxing sometimes waning, sometimes in the brilliant full light giving us guidance on our path. However even in the darkness of the New Moon, we are still on our Spiritual Path learning all the while the lessons needed to grow and develop. The descending Yods are like a rain of blessings, not always pleasant but consistently enlightening.
The letter associated with The Moon is Qoph: back of the head. This is referring to several things at once: The Sun Card is often referred to as the Continence, thus Qoph is representing the anterior of the Sun. Qoph’s light is but a reflection of it’s light source. This also speaks to one of the many aspects of sleep: a reflection of reality’s qualities.
Pisces is attributed to The Moon: a changeable Water sign, always in flux. Like Pisces, The Moon Card is in constant turmoil, hardship and challenges wait at every turn. In the Classic definition of Good Karma, it is not a life’s path of calm waters and blue skies, it is a life of challenges, opportunities offered, conflict to over come and painful lessons to be understood. Much like the Chinese blessing: May you live in Interesting times, The Moon Card reminds us that balance in experience is nourishing to the soul.
The Moon Amulet is the Moon Itself, obscured by cloud: evident that it is there, yet veiled in a way to keep its mystery: our life’s path may at times be uncertain, yet each time new experiences arise we have the opportunity to gain a better understanding. A Qoph is centered in the amulet: recalling both Visions and Dreams.
The Moon Amulet is for those that have realized their Life’s Path and have committed themselves to walk their talk. Although not an advertisement for being a Spiritual Leader, one teaches by example, treats others with the respect due them and learns from children as well as their Elders of community. This is a good amulet for councilors, advisers, leaders and solitaries.
This is another of my favorite amulets. Although I am a Sun in Aries, Aries rising, my moon is in Scorpio- a watery and mysterious sign. The moon amulet speaks to me on a subconscious level, reminding me that there are emotional depths within that haven’t even begun to be realized. Looking at your rendering I can actually see the pale yellow moon in an inky sky with the clouds passing its face. Very visual. Once again Merlin, you have done great work.
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