Day of the Moon (card 18: a day with deep knowledge and new horizons)
The Moon is a difficult card for most to read. It has been deemed the card of the subconscious or the hidden treasures of the unknown knowledge from within.
There is an odd duality in the card: the dog and the fox, the two towers, the Moon that hides the Sun and the path that goes in between with the Scorpio beginning that journey. So what is that all about?
The Scorpio is the symbol of the disciple. We must not forget that the Waite tarot deck, and many alike, arose at the time of the Golden Dawn and the Alice A. Bailey period, as well as the high rise of the Freemasons in a modern form following the new hidden societies of America of the faction that separated from the OWO. And the card naturally carries all of the hidden knowledge of the Brotherhoods going back to the Priesthood of Atlantis.
The Moon is probably the most heavily loaded card in the deck with that knowledge. And there is a reason for that. It is the key to the unknown. The One that is able to understand the Moon and the duality of powers, can call herself a disciple of the hidden sciences.
Well, the two pillars, or Towers, is the symbol that goes with many of the cards in tarot; both the Minor and Major Arcana, and they are the symbol of our reality, or the pillars of reality.
The Moon, and the path of the Moon, is the initiation into the hidden sciences, shown by the pillars in front of the Scorpio. The disciple leaves the waters and mirage of the astral plane and ego perceptions, and begins the path into full knowledge. And with that, the journey into the deeper levels of the program can begin; or at least that is how it used to be. With the OWO, and the old Masters of the ISP gone, things are not that occult any more. But the Moon, and the work with the ISP on the deeper levels, is a work for the master of energy, for the adult that knows the forces within that can be on either side of the pillars.