|Corrine Kenner and John J. Blumen's|
depiction of Lady Moon, or tarot's
#2, The High Priestess from "Wizard's Tarot"©
What exactly is a dark moon and what good is it? Glad you asked. From new moon to full moon we say the moon is waxing and from full moon to new moon it's waning. As the moon turns in orbit, its illuminated surface turns to directly face us (waxing to full) and as it completes its rotation the unlit side reappears and the lighted portion disappears (waning to dark) once more. The last portion of the waning crescent moon disappears completely to the naked eye about three days before the new moon. This month, Saturday, April 21st marks the start of a new lunar cycle, so for 18th, 19th and 20th we're in the dark, so to speak.
We feel more introspective during the dark of the moon. We're
|#1 The Magician from "Wizard's Tarot"©|
by John J. Blumen and Corrine Kenner
In the tarot deck, The High Priestess represents unconscious thought and intuition. Where The Magician's colors are bright under the direct light of the sun, hers are more subdued by the indirect light of the moon. She sits quietly in her chamber in meditation and contemplation, yet it's during the dark of the moon that she makes her strongest connection to her psychic gifts. Her example can guide us on the moonless nights. When you feel edgy and restless don't seek to escape, go inside yourself. You are after all, your own best friend.