The magickal, mystical moon is aptly portrayed in Robin's depiction of this Major Arcana card; so full of secrets. I can practically hear the howling of both the domesticated dog and the wild wolf, sending a chill up and down my spine. I can even imagine being quite frightened if I, too, found myself alone in such a scene or even with these animals (who seem to know and sense more than I do in such a situation!) I'm pretty sure the animals depicted wouldn't be much of a comfort for me in such a setting...at least at first glance...but if I let them, perhaps they ARE or can be helpful guides. That said, I'm reminded when I see this card that I (or the querent) might need to be brave and courageous regarding whatever is asked. But caution, too, should not be forgotten...no need for willy-nilly decisions here. One needs to carefully look over all the details.
Robin described the keyword for her moon card as "wildness." For me, other words come to mind, too...untamed, uninhibited, unrestrained...and yet, there IS something hidden and secretive about this card...what is it? Only by careful meditation, as I view the card in a spread, coupled by the question asked, can I deem to tell.
Once again, a stream of water, this time ending in a pool (How deep IS the water?... would be something I'd ask myself...), is shown on a card. If one waded in the pool of water, the crayfish might not be expected. But there it is, exposed, with pincers at-the-ready, shown in full view...a possible, not-so-hidden, warning?...Perhaps...
The moon IS bright and quite lovely...I love Robin's description in her book, "The full moon in the arm's of the new." For me the moon is lighting the path in a way that helps curb the utter wildness and desolation of the situation. The moon is there to help make the darkness more palatable to move through...and thus, whatever situation (or person) that is asked about, it/they, too become less scary and more approachable.