Temple Eighteen:

The Moon

What our Souls do is to EXPERIENCE!  We can experience the feeling of woundedness in its myriad forms, but the Soul itself can never be damaged – it is only our ego in its finite expression that can take upon itself the many emotions of the human experience.

Ultimately, our Journey is simply that of unloading the ego-illusion from our Soul Consciousness – or rather, that of remembering the Truth of our Perfect, Divine and Endless Soul as an Express-ion of God/ddess.  Ultimately, there is no need to ‘forgive’ since our Souls are impervious to the supposed wounds and damages of the ego-mind.  All is simply an Expression of the Divine 
Consciousness – all the apparent ‘good’ and all the apparent ‘bad’ that we ‘see’ with our limited ego-eyes and feel with our limited ego-minds.  The only thing that our Souls can experience as an ‘emotion’ for lack of a better word, is LOVE.  Love can never be broken nor damaged nor stolen, nor killed nor ended in any way – as cliché as it might sound, Love is Endless.  Our Souls true nature is that of Love – infinite Love, as God/dess is Infinite.

In addition, there can be no evolution of the Soul – only fluidity of motion – in other words; Soul is on a continuous exploration of expression.  Since God is infinite and is perfect and expresses of Itself in all ways, our Souls continue Its same Path.  However, Human Consciousness can and does evolve in so far as evolution can be equated with various levels of Awakening.  Human Consciousness is simply the Collective ego-Illusion.  The Evolution is a matter 
of removing the finite layers of illusion that Humanity as a whole has created upon its original state of Divine Consciousness – it is simply the process of removing those layers and remembering the Truth of its Beginnings – its Roots.  The Spirit and the Spiritual Expression of God/dess has no need for Evolution because of Its Innate Perfection – therefore, our Soul has no need for Evolution 
– simply that of the Return Home.

Copywrite, All Rights Reserved, By Silvia J. Pancaro

January 22, 2005
Completed 8:21 pm
Plantation, Florida USA
Key 18 The Moon by MoonCoach Silvia Panc

Key 18 - The Moon

(Card designed & created by MoonCoach™ Silvia Pancaro

for the 'We Are One' collaborative deck)

Key Words:

 

Intuition. Dreams. Illusions. Initiation. Cycles. Lunar Moonth. Gestation. Form. Subconscious symbols. 

Short description:

 

The Moon is a Vessel, a container within which all imagined dreams exist in potential. The Moon is most associated with the Divine Feminine, as the Cosmic Womb in which Life gestates, and from which Life is birthed into different forms on Earth. As such, when we work with the Moon, we are invoking the energy of the Divine Dreamer in its expression as the Goddess, as Divine Mother. We can gestate and birth not just human babies, but also books, furniture, houses, works of art; whatever you can dream, with the Moon you work with her Cycles in order to bring your Intention/Dream/Goal into fruition. She represents the 'implicate order' within which everything exists as potentiality. This can be overwhelming to the conscious mind when we are unable to determine our best 'focus' so confusions can arise with the Moon, and yet, if we attune/tune in/intuit, then we can find ourselves in the clear, able to move forward towards the Greater Light of Awareness.

 

 

Interpretation:

 

The Moon invites you into the safe embrace of the Divine Mother, to nurture you and to fertilize your dreams. In the soft Lunar light, under the cloak of Night, you can perceive that which might otherwise elude you during the feverish activities of the Solar day. Pay attention to your Dreamtime - work with it to access information tucked away in your Subconsciousness using the symbolic language of your Soul. Consider working with the Lunar Cycle to bring your desires into Form, keeping in mind that you'll need to gestate these as workable goals for one or more lunar moonths before actually birthing them into your Earthly experience.

 

 

Reversed or Unconscious Application:

 

You may be blocking your Intuitive abilities so allow yourself to disconnect from external activities, and instead go within to work with your unprocessed emotions. Alternately, perhaps you are feeling 'too much' and need a break; perhaps you are an Empath and need to find tools & processes to help you embrace this Gift in a healthy manner.

 

 

Affirmations:

 

*I attune to the rhythms of my Soul, trusting that I am always held within the safe embrace of the Divine Mother. 

*I gracefully flow thru Life, giving birth to dreams that are inspired by Spirit.

*I Am the Dream of the Mother/Father, birthed onto Earth, fully embodying Divinity within my Beingness.

 

 

Esoteric Associations:

 

*Hebrew Letter - QOPH - meaning 'back of the head' (related to the 'Radiant Darkness' behind the 1st Sephirah, Kether/Crown).

*The Corporeal Intelligence (Consciousness of the Body).

*29th Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life ("This path forms every body which is formed in all the worlds,

and is the reproduction of them.").

*Astrological sign correspondence - Pisces, the final of the 12.

*Element: Water (Emotions and Emotional Body).

 

 

Long description:

 

The Moon is a Vessel, a container within which all imagined dreams exist in potential. The Moon is most associated with the Divine Feminine, as the Cosmic Womb in which Life gestates, and from which Life is birthed into different forms on Earth. As such, when we work with the Moon, we are invoking the energy of the Divine Dreamer in its expression as the Goddess, as Divine Mother. We can gestate and birth not just human babies, but also books, furniture, houses, works of art; whatever you can dream, with the Moon you work with her Cycles in order to bring your Intention/Dream/Goal into fruition. As MoonCoach™, I have worked with thousands in bringing Dreams into Moonifestation™ - using the 8 lunar phases and archetypal astrology - consciously attuning with Luna's rhythms and applying astrological energies to the process I created called MoonCoaching™. My experience with clients and students has been profound in learning the ancient secrets revealed to us by the Moon - mainly that the deeper you are willing to go within the folds of her Wisdom, the more you are capable of freeing your creative energy, and with that, truly live life organically and magically. 

 

I designed my Moon card with this in mind...the Uterus of the Female body is the very container within which Life gestates, so I used this as the symbol of the Moon Goddess. Within the Uterus, we find 6 Full Moons on each side (12 total as the 'eggs' within the ovaries) - representing all potential Dreams that await possible birthing within the Soli-Lunar Year. And we see the 13th Full Moon ready to be birthed, on the edge of the birth canal, having spent its Time developing within the Cosmic Womb. We normally have 13 lunar moonths within 1 solar year - each of these has its own unique archetypal energy, based on the quality and vibes of the zodiacal sign in which the New Moons occur. From the 1st Lunar Moonth at the Aries New Moon (March/April), thru to the final Lunar Moonth of the 12 Celestial~Archetypes™, Pisces (February/March), we journey thru the Creational Field of Consciousness, dreaming with Luna (and Sol as as the principle of the Seed itself) until we are ready to birth our Moon-Dreams on Earth.

 

Traditionally, what we actually see in the RWS Moon card is an Eclipse - the Moon eclipsing the Sun - symbolizing that our 'night vision' whether for good or ill - can block out the Light of our higher understanding. Sometimes though the Solar Light can be blinding, and therefore we need the soft-filtering of our Moon-sight - our Intuition - to better 'see' what we are ready to perceive. The cycle of the Moon - what we call the lunar phases - is in reality a dance between the Moon and Sun, representing the Yin/Feminine Creational Energy as Vessel, and the Yang/Masculine Creational Energy as Seed...and in their Sacred Dance of Union and Separation or the movement from Unity to Polarity, they create the 3rd player - being Earth, who is both the Creation as well as the witness of the Relationship between the Moon & Sun. We, Humans, experience the phases of this symbolic relationship in our own lives on Earth - everything is a Reflection, a Mirror - for us to continue evolving.

 

In the card I designed, the fulfilled Moon-Dreams I mentioned are represented by the 2 floating bubbles...one with a seahorse and the other with a turtle. These were 'birthed' by the Cosmic Womb in prior cycles, and each has its own vibrational signature, its own unique gift to bring to the World of Form, and each offers us its own energetic Medicine. The bubbles are a combination of the the Moon itself, the lustre of Pearls, and golden 'nets' woven from the fabric of the Flower of Life that is a central figure over the Cosmic Womb itself. Respectfully to *Indigenous* traditions across the Americas, this also has the appearance of a "Dream-Catcher" or of the "Ojo de Dios" (God's Eye) which in my card is symbolic of the Great Spirit's ability to hold us safely as we process our Dreams (ever so vulnerable in their beginnings) within the Sacred Space Its own Beingness, until the Time comes for these Dreams to be released into the World. 

 

The background image is a photograph I took of the ocean in Sarasota, Florida, as the Sun was setting, creating these magickal orange/golden orbs in the clear blue sky. The solar disc and these orbs looked like an Angel, casting its reflection over the waves of the sea. When I placed it behind the Uterus image, it all clicked: The Angel of our Soli-Lunar Self came into view, revealing the Divine Beauty of our Lunar/Feminine/Soul and our Solar/Masculine/Spirit, made manifest through our Earthly beinginess. I believe, as a result of my Sacred Work with the Moon, Sun and Earth, that we are always 'overshadowed' by a Divine Presence, as is shown in the way I depict in my version of the Moon card. 

 

Paul Foster Case, the founder of Builders of the Adytum, says of The Moon/Qoph in The Book of Tokens: "My presence is the cause of every form, and to those who have eyes to see, wherever a man may plant his foot is holy ground." I believe that this single line from the Meditation on Qoph, pulls in the idea that the Divine is hidden or veiled within 'form' whether that is a Human Being, a Plant, a House or a Fish. Here we understand the Esoteric implication behind the idea that the Moon card symbolizes 'illusion' and that 'all is not as it would appear' so we always need to consider that Spirit, symbolized by The Sun, is the Divine Light behind all outward appearances and 3D forms (as the Moon). And this is why, I believe, there is a hidden meaning behind the way the Moon is 'eclipsing' the Sun in traditional depictions, as well as why She comes before the Sun in the Tarot sequence. In the end, we can say that The Moon represents our ability to discern the difference between what is 'real' and what is 'apparent' using our Inner Vision, and thereby make an intuitively arrived at conscious choice regarding our Path in Life.

 

 

By MoonCoach™ Silvia Pancaro

Creatrix of MoonCoaching™

 

www.MoonCoaching.com

www.LunarPriestEss.com

www.AstroTarotOlogy.com

 

**NOTE: Hand-crafting items via 'weaving' yarn, leather or sinew, with focused energy upon an Intention, is a Sacred activity that exists cross-culturally across the entire Earth. Everything from protecting children's dreams via the Dreamcatcher of the Ojibwe, or to pray for the well-being of loved ones as with the God's Eye from Central American & Catholic tradition, or Middle-Eastern hand-woven rugs, or Norwegian woven sweaters, or one's Grandma knitting a scarf - all are to be honored as special processes in which the Crafter is connecting Soul, Spirit and Body, with the Intention of bringing something Beautiful & Sacred from the Innermost Self to the external in the finished product, which will be used by the child or adult for whom it is being created. My use of this cross-cultural symbol, honors ALL tribes on Life's Sacred Wheel (Brown, Black, White, Yellow) within the basic foundational Symbol: The Mandala (upon which the Astrological Chart is created).