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The Moon — Spiritual Message of the Day

October 6, 2013

The Moon -- Tarot of the MastersThe Moon card can suggest the well-know phrase, “the dark night of the soul.” This refers to a frightening bridge we must cross while traveling along a spiritual journey.  It is a transitional time of doubt and insecurity as we journey away from the shadowy realm of the material world and before we reach the light of divine union.  It is when we are still clinging to the illusion of materialism (even though we want to transcend it) because we don’t yet see the light of spiritual reality (which the next card, the Sun, can indicate).

Why is all this frightening?  As we become more spiritually aware, a lot of garbage (fears, resentments, etc.) from deep in our unconscious minds bubbles up to the surface.  This is a result of our power of awareness (specifically, self-awareness) being enhanced.  Of course, the problem also involves the fierce efforts of the ego to retain its seat of power, which it (rightly) sees as being threatened by spiritual evolution.  So the ego constantly creates doubts about the true, spiritual nature of reality in order to block our realization of divine reunion.

To get through all this, it helps to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so here is an analogy that can help.  The process is like turning on the water to run through a hose that has been sitting dormant for a long while and thus has accumulated a lot of gunk.  That gunk always starts to pour out before the clean water does.  Of course we know that before we turned on the water, that gunk was there even though we didn’t see it, and after a while, the water coming out will be clear.

Similarly, the emotional rubbish that may bubble up into our lives as we journey along a spiritual path have always been there.  Although we may not have been consciously aware of them, they were there affecting our lives in unseen ways, but eventually we will have purged them and the clear water of spiritual awareness will be the norm of our lives.

If you enjoy these words of spiritual advice from the cards, you will love my new Tarot book called The Soul’s Journey: Finding Spiritual Messages in the Tarot.

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