Fool's Journey Day 19
With The Vice Versa deck the original side is called This Side and the added side is called That Side. There is no good side or bad side or right side and reverse side. It simply another aspect of the card.
The next step on our journey is 18 - The Moon
This side: The full Moon rises above the sea, its face masked, for its secrets are unknowable. Two towers form shimmer portal, windowless they seem to have no purpose other that to create a frame for the Moon. Two dogs, red and white, symbols for passion/purity, instinct/intuition, moon gaze while drawn by the tidal pull, a crab rises to the ocean surface.
In a reading: Have you ever noticed that everything looks different in moonlight? Or maybe we just look at this differently in that silvery blue glow. The deep waters of the subconscious cannot be navigated by rational thought and your lunar awareness (intuition) is heightened now. Listen to your dreams and make a ritual in your life that places importance on sleep and the dream world. The Moon rules intuition and instinct because there are things you need to see, that can only be seen by moonlight.
That side: The Moon has put the sun in full eclipse here and the stars now seen show Cancer, the crab, above. The back of the towers here are open, much like the Tower card, but here there are no bits of rubble or any sense of destruction. The imagination is able to flow freely here in this place of dreams and visions.
In a reading: This is a feminine energy place with feminine power, as the Moon's cycles reflect those of Women. The woman here is the dark side of the High Priestess and she is offering a choice between a bowl of water and a glowing orphic egg. Which are you most drawn to and what does that tell you about your psyche? Always remember there is no rational solar thinking here. The moonshadow has turned day to night.
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