In the classic Rider image of the Moon Card we find:
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.
As we move onto the Path and grow out of our shells.
back of the head
Two canines stand on either side of the road:
the wolf representing our animal,
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,
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
who 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.
The Moon Amulet may be used as a Talisman
or it may be used as a part of a Three dimensional Tarot Deck
The Tarot Casters
created and developed
by Kirk McLaren
of Amulets by Merlin
More Tarot Amulets may be seen on my Wearable Tarot Page