18. The Moon

Here lies a journey through the subconscious.
 A terrain of illusions, half truths and mystery.

Your only guide is your allusive, nebulous intuition and instincts. Under the reflected light from the moon, this is a landscape beyond your comfort found in the Star.

Here lies your fears and hidden desires. Truth is relative and obscured here. But there is much you can learn from this Shadow work of exploring your fears and what your conscious mind rejects and represses. 

Journal Prompts

Where might you be disillusioned in your creative journey?

How does this integrate your identity as an artist?

What do you fear most in the creative journey?

(If you’re interested in dreamwork: track and explore your dreams; analysing what the elements and symbols mean, represent and hold significance for you. What might your subconscious be communicating?)

Self Portrait Prompts

Yourself in the moonlight.
What’s illuminated?
What’s shrouded in the shadows?

Yourself among your artistic gremlins, fears and mysteries. 

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.