Isha Lerner is a well-known author and astrologer. This is a sample of some work I did for her company’s website — a description of her Tarot card Birth of the Moon.
The Triple Goddess Tarot Card Birth of the Moon
“It is a sad fact that many women fear the night and the deep, dark forest, for these are two arenas in which the female soul should naturally thrive.” (The Triple Goddess Tarot, page 160).
“Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.” -Catherine O’Hara
The dark is a place of solitude and contemplation — a place for dreams to spring alive in the mind. The moon is a guiding light piercing through the negative aspects of the dark, and reminds us that we are never without hope even at the worst of times. The moon has been likened to female archetypes in many cultures for thousands of years. The monthly cycle of the moon mirrors a woman’s reproductive cycle. The card Birth of the Moon is a representation of a woman’s emergence out of the fear that darkness brings, and learning to embrace the depth of her inner subconscious.
The psyche is where all our subconscious desires, thoughts, and archetypes lurk. In this dark sphere within the recesses of human thought our deepest dreams, wishes, and fears are revealed. The moon’s guiding light is also an anchor of transformation, and exposes us to the stream of collective consciousness. By submerging into the psyche we may also learn to better attune ourselves to our own intuition or psychic abilities. The Birth of the Moon card shows women that the absence of light is not something bad — rather it is an opportunity to open up ourselves to imagination, dreaming, and intuitive circumstance.