There’s a long, long trail a-winding/Into the land of my dreams/Where the nightingales are singing/And a white moon beams…
Those words from a song of the First World War always come into my head when I draw The Moon in a Tarot reading.
That’s sort of what The Moon card is about to me – and it seemed appropriate to write about it now, as there is a full moon this evening. Whereas The Sun Tarot card, which I wrote about at the time of the Summer Solstice, is about the conscious, rational mind, The Moon is all about the unconscious, dreams and the imagination.
Traditional interpretations also say that while The Sun is very a positive card, the Moon means trouble. To be honest, I don’t entirely go along with that. Maybe it’s because I’m a witch, and therefore rather likely to enjoy a full moon, but to me The Moon card fills me with excitement. I see that long winding trail and I yearn to be on it, having adventures on the way, but in the end discovering what lies beyond those distant misty mountains.