Explanation of the image: the crab is said to represent our earliest stages of development. As we crawl out of the pool of the unconcscious, we become aware and realize there is more to the world. Spiritually and intellectually, we reach for the moon. The two towers, imposing, represent the gateway through which we must pass if we want to attain enlightenment.

My first impressions:

Beasts, burdens?

Look to the moon for help and healing

Life hardships, watch, observe?

From The Illustrated Book of Tarot:

The moon belongs to the world of dreams, psychic impressions, and imaginative ideas.

In a position relating to you, you are moving into a phase when your subconscious will make itself felt. You may remember vivid dreams, full of symbols and messages. You may be drawn to color, poetry, or fiction. If you are the practical type, it might feel as if you are losing control. Just let it flow.

In career – artsy fartsy stuff. Theater, film, writing, painting, etc.

An interest in psychology?

It could suggest a need or longing for sleep or the presence of toxins in the body.

From The Girl’s Guide to Tarot:

In the Illustrated Book, she says to watch out for translations of this card that deem it dangerous and full of deceit; I agree, because when it comes to the moon, I feel it is beautiful, emotional, and full of light…so, I disagree with many of the Girl’s Guide interpretations and left them out.

Dual nature – things aren’t always what they seem. Moonlight can be deceptive and things may remain in the shadows.

Your imagination is working full force – could be good or bad

Something inside you needs expression.

Emotions run high.


A darker face of illusion. You could be dealing with insecure people. You or someone has a hard time separating fantasy and reality.

Keep your own counsel – enemies may be working against you.

You may have to deal with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, or people in prison/mental hospital.