The Moon Tarot Card: What It Means For Love, Career And More

What does the Moon card mean?

According to Leah Vanderveldt, tarologist and founder of Witchy Wellness, this card is about our inner world.

“It’s when the subconscious gets sent back to us and we get a chance to work with it,” she says. “There’s an element of diving deep into the depths of who you are and being willing to see and accept whatever you find.”

When you pull this card, Vanderveldt notes, it’s an invitation to “release the control you’ve had over your inner emotional realm in order to access your deepest truths.” Relating to this card requires connecting deeply to – and accepting – all that you are. “There is an urge to turn to your intuition and your dreams during this time to help you,” she adds.

The Moon also has strong ties to another card in the tarot deck, the Sun. While the Sun represents the evolution of your authentic self in the world, the Moon is the inner work it takes to get there. “We cannot be fully ourselves if we are unable to face and accept our shadows,” says Vanderveldt.

What does this mean for love and relationships?

When pulled up:

If you’ve drawn The Moon in a reading about love, it asks you to identify subconscious blocks or shadowy qualities that influence your relationship, Vanderveldt says. “Exploring your own behaviors – and what hurts or traumas they might be trying to defend – will tell you where you need attention and healing.”

Doing this work then, will help your relationship, she adds. “Self-examination and a healthy release within yourself will make it easier for you to communicate and connect with your love without becoming defensive or triggered.”


When pulled in reverse:

When drawn upside down, the Moon signifies a strong resistance to this necessary inner work, notes Vanderveldt, which is “completely understandable.”

“It takes a commitment to your own growth and well-being to truly step into the energy of the Moon. But the more you lean into it, the more you benefit from it – and life on the other side is so worth it. pain,” she said.

What does this mean for professional and financial matters?

When pulled up:

If you pulled The Moon in a reading about your career, it signals a time of professional uncertainty. “It feels like an in-between period, like a vacuum, where you don’t know which direction to go or what’s going to happen,” says Vanderveldt. But in there, there are also a lot of possibilities.

It’s a good idea to ask yourself how you can open yourself up to the opportunity of this time, she adds, “by examining your unconscious motivations and beliefs, and letting go of your need to know the future.” .

Accepting the unknown is important here, and it’s normal not to always have the answers. “Paradoxically, when you give up looking for answers and focus on coming back to yourself, that’s when the answers will start to emerge,” she notes. “In other words, use this time of uncertainty to go inside rather than panicking about what you can’t control on the outside.”


When pulled in reverse:

Conversely, the Moon card could mean letting go of your need for answers and letting go of resistance. “Take time to think about what exactly you’re resisting and look for tools that can help you on your journey and interest you,” adds Vanderveldt. “A practice of meditation, breathing and embodiment can be helpful in The Moon.”


The Moon is a pretty intense card that demands a lot from the person receiving the reading, especially when drawn upside down. Diving deep into your subconscious requires compassion, release, and a level of self-awareness. Although stimulating, this card pushes you to face your shadows. The next time you pull it, prepare to enter.