Writing Prompt September 4th: Shine bright, just like the Moon


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Greetings everyone!

As promised, today we continue with exploring the Major Arcana of Tarot.

Next card in line is the 18th card, and it is The Moon

The Moon is the card of intuition, dreams and the unconscious. The Moon provides light as a reflection of the Sun, yet this light is dim, uncertain, and only vaguely illuminates our path as we journey toward higher consciousness. The Moon often represents your ‘shadow’ self. The shadow is a psychological term introduced by the late Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl G. Jung, and is a part of the unconscious mind consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings and instincts.

Oftentimes, the Moon appears in a reading when you are not sure of your destination, or even of the path you are travelling but you travel nonetheless. You may have lost your way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by your inner light and intuition. You need to go on without a clear picture of where you are, where you are going or where you have been. The Moon is a card of intuition and psychic forces, so let go of your conscious mental blocks or negative self-talk, and allow your intuition to guide you. Your dreams, intuitions, and inner promptings lead you forward toward higher levels of understanding if you listen carefully and use your judgement to help interpret the veiled messages of the unconscious. Not only will the way forward be revealed but in many cases you will learn lessons about yourself that will be valuable in later journeys.

How can this inspire you?

I invite you to think about situations or feelings you have felt, in your gut, while everything around you was conspiring to convince you otherwise. Use this as an inspiration to your writing, write about how we are often our own best guides, tell me how it happened and when that you realised that what you needed was within you all along.

You can also share the most vivid or most cryptic dream you had, through verse or tale. One of those dreams that are neither pleasant, nor they are nightmares, but something unexplainable and in between yet etched in memory upon awakening with little to no effort.

However this card and this prompt inspire you, you are more than welcome to share in any form you like, all is accepted!

Please tag your post with ‘MindLoveMisery’s Menageri’, ‘major arcana’ and ‘the moon’, and make sure to link up (Mr. Linky will be away because he is still protesting me!) by providing a pingback and/or simply posting the link to your post in the comment section.

Have fun, explore, dream and WRITE!


  1. I’m over the moon with this prompt! This was meant to be, since I just wrote an homage to the moon, inspired by another poetry prompt, but I missed their deadline for linking and posting. I’m going to post mine anew and be back with my link. What’s Linky’s beef with you?


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