The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

Discover what the moon tarot card symbolizes based on its upright and reversed positions.

Learn what each tarot card means in our tarot card meanings list.


The Moon General Meaning

The moon gives you a message that it is high time for you to rely on your intuition and to listen to your inner self. It signifies that you cannot always control what will happen next but you can change your attitude towards it.

This can be done by trusting on your guts and be sensitive enough on what your intuition tells you. In this card, a long and winding road can be seen towards a distant and remote mountain.

It is accompanied by a figure of a dog and wolf standing beside it which stands for the dual aspect of the human culture— that it may sometimes be refined and civilized but may also be rough and wild on the opposite side. A crawfish is perceived to be lurking out on the water while two towers can be observed standing proudly on the adjacent sides.

These two structures symbolize the two opposing forces of good and evil and how it will affect one’s attitude in dealing with the obstacles and difficulties of life.

The Moon Upright Meaning

You are trudging alone in an unknown path but you are ready to take the risk. You are putting your complete trust on your intuition, believing firmly on the stance that everything is possible if you would just put your faith and positive conviction on it.

You are like the tiny crawfish creeping out of the waters, unaware of what lies ahead. But you are somewhat confident that everything will turn out fine as there will be someone that will be guiding you.

There will be a giant moon that will beam his light upon you in order to illuminate your roads and make it clear and bright.


Love Meaning - The Moon Upright

In relationships, the Moon in the upright position represents a general uncertainty between you and/or your couple. If you’re single and looking for love, it could be an indication that you’re not feeling ready, and that maybe you should work on your problems first.

Just as the Moon shines its light in the night, this card asks you to take note of the otherwise “undesirable” parts of you. Reassess which aspects of your personality, such as being too brash or harsh, needs to be worked on.

This way, you will know why your past relationships or flings didn’t work out. To be sure, everyone has flaws.

But at the same time, you have to be aware of the wrong things you’ve done to your former significant other. If you have someone, you may not know where things are headed.

At any rate, the key to solving the mystery of the Moon card is to reflect. Don’t think about the future, but about the present: what are your weaknesses and strengths? Are you ready in the first place? Once you’ve found the answers you are looking for, you must find ways to improve yourself.

The journey to self-discovery will be rife with denial, but remember that the first step to everything will always be acceptance As you come to accept who you indeed are, only then will you love yourself. Eventually, this self-love will then be your key to finding the person you will love for the rest of your life.


Wealth Meaning - The Moon Upright

The Moon represents humanity’s deepest uncertainties, and in the area of wealth, this means that you are most likely very deeply insecure. Because you don’t know the direction you wish to take in life, you often compare yourself to others, who may be doing better than you.

This feeling may have taken root from an event in your past. What the Moon is asking you to do now is to slowly let go of whatever is holding you back and realize your true potential.

Who you are right now is different from the person that you are in the past. While it is indeed difficult to let go of what has been, they may also be the very reason you cannot improve on your career and, to an extent, your fortunes.

At times, insecurity can be a great motivator, but usually, the time you spend griping about others can rid you of valuable time to increase your finances. Invest in your self-esteem and don’t be afraid of life’s challenges.

Should the opportunity present itself, take on tasks that aren’t too difficult but are definitely outside your daily grind. Build your confidence slowly as you engage in things that you never thought you would do but feel good doing.

This is your chance to turn your weaknesses into your strengths. As you grow comfortable with yourself and your capabilities, you will see how gifted you indeed are.

The Moon Reverse Meaning

This may indicate that the moon has not shed its light on you. It may mean that you continue to thrive in darkness and its brightness is not visible in your life.

You may be in a state of confusion, sadness, grief or anxiety. You are currently in an emotional or mental battle and there is a need to courageously fight and deal with it.

Do not let the negativities of the world dissipate your light but have trust on the belief that you are capable of succeeding and achieving your goals.


Love Meaning - The Moon Reversed

With the Moon reversed, it could be an unraveling of negative things. Perhaps there’s a conspiracy behind the scenes that could ruin your relationship, or maybe a future event will show a darker side of your partner that you will either have to accept or run away from.

Think of this as the literal reverse of the upright Moon card. While that asks you to examine yourself from within, you must get to know your partner, even more, this time.

It will be a challenging period, though. The things that you will finally get to know about your partner can cause you discomfort.

Worse, it may create rifts in your relationship as you slowly unpack who is the genuine person behind the one that you are in love with. Since this card represents negative omens, you will need to mentally prepare yourself for what is in store.

Try to find your inner core, because the road to recovery always starts with a deeper understanding of yourself. Do remember that whatever happens, you will have to keep an open mind and heart.

If you find out something about your love interest that doesn’t sit well with you, help them work it out in a better, more wholesome way. However, if the revelations become too much to bear, you are not obligated to stay.

While acceptance is crucial, so is maintaining your self-love, particularly when prioritizing your mental and emotional well-being.


Wealth Meaning - The Moon Reversed

If the upright position only suggests that you have insecurities and warns you about its negative effects, the reverse shows that your insecurities are finally taking their toll. You can’t perform well at work because you can’t focus, nor do you have time to financially support your family because your sadness has overtaken you.

Consequently, this is hurting your overall capacity to make money, which ultimately means negative prospects. If you can, don’t force yourself and try to go on leave so you can clear your mind and think more strategically about your problems.

As the Moon emanates negative energy in your life, it would be best to prioritize yourself and your mental and emotional health. This is not a time for you to keep pushing even when you no longer feel like you still have the motivation to do it anymore.

Yes, your workmates and the other people in your line of job may miss you, but your health must always come first. You may not realize it now, but it would be more damaging to you and your career if you keep working yet also delivering unacceptable outputs.

“Health is wealth,” or so the old saying goes. This is now your time to give yourself a break as you recalibrate yourself.

Don’t worry about money; that thing can wait, but your wellness definitely can’t. Once you get back to work feeling lighter and ready to take on challenges like before, you will then take on your tasks the way you always did.

Open up your mind and realize your true identity.

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