Tree of Life: Netzach into Malchuth – Path 29

Zodiac: Pisces – Mutable Water

Number: 18

Hebrew Letter:  “Qoph” meaning Back of the Head

Motto: “I Believe”

Light: intuition, dreams, unconscious, mystery

Shadow: illusion, fear, confusion, insecurity

Key Themes of The Moon Thoth Card

The Moon card in the Thoth Tarot deck is about the mysteries of the subconscious. This card encourages facing the unknown aspects of oneself, a process often referred to as shadow work.


The Moon card is largely about illusion and the challenge of seeing clearly. It represents the relics of desire from past species in our evolutionary process. The integration of these relics will restore a global, evolutionary memory that will allow us to cross the abyss safely.

The Fool's Lesson from The Moon

While looking into the night sky, The Fool notices the most full moon he has ever encountered. He perceives The Moon to be looking down at him, suddenly giving him the feeling as if he were a small child again. In this feeling he becomes obligated to face his biggest fears, and travel deeper than he’s ever gone into the subconscious. Further and further he travels to find The Moon within himself. 


The Fool learns that within this deep expanse it becomes extremely easy to veer off his path. His lesson here is one of awareness of the subconscious mind, and not letting the ease of its pull take him off course.

Joe’s Divine Guidance: The Moon in a Tarot Reading


When the Moon card appears upright, it’s a call to dive into the mysteries of your subconscious. Embrace shadow work and face the unknown aspects of yourself. This is a time for introspection and self-discovery. Trust your intuition and let it guide you through the illusions that may cloud your path.


If the Moon card is reversed, it’s a signal that you may be lost in illusion, fear, or confusion. This is a time to confront your insecurities and the shadows of your subconscious. Don’t let fear or confusion hinder your journey. Seek clarity and remember that things aren’t always as they seem.

Mystical Symbolism: Decoding The Moon's Symbols

The Thoth Moon Tarot Card represents the transformation of self through confronting subconscious limitations.

Image of The Moon major arcana card from the Thoth Tarot deck.

Khephra: The beetle holding the solar disk represents the Sun God in Egyptian mythology, symbolizing the conscious mind descending into the subconscious.


Blue and Red Waves: These waves, influenced by the Moon’s control over tides, represent the subconscious mind and sleep patterns.


Anubis and Set: The two figures guarding turrets represent the guides of the soul in the dark (Anubis) and the logical mind (Set).


Phoenix Wand: Held by Anubis and Set, it symbolizes resurrection after conquering subconscious fears.


Nephesch: The jackal represents the animal soul, which devours those who ignore subconscious warnings.


Dripping Yods: Nine in total, they represent unfulfilled potential within the unfertilized womb.


Crescent Moon: The partially eclipsed waning moon symbolizes the deceptive nature of appearances.

Path 29 on the Tree of Life: Netzach into Malchuth

On the Tree of Life, The Moon card signifies the path from Netzach to Malchuth. This path represents the desire of Netzach being poured into the physical world of Malchuth. It’s about desire acting upon the material world through the subjective world.

The Moon’s Hebrew Letter - Qoph

The Moon card is associated with the Hebrew single letter “Qoph,” which means “Back of the Head.” This letter symbolizes the unconscious mind that’s running in the background, the part of the head that stays awake during sleep. It represents the memory of all your previous incarnations, reflecting the history of our species.

Astrology Insights: The Moon's Associations

In astrology, The Moon card is primarily associated with Pisces, a mutable water sign. Pisces is the sign of transcendence and being out of the world. It’s all about the subjective world and is known for its intuitive nature. Pisces, as the last sign, alludes to the threshold beyond our human-centric reality, enhancing the themes of mysticism and transcendence in The Moon card.