Clow Cards: The Illusion


This can have a couple of diverse meanings, and in one respect is quite positive. However, it can warn you against seeing what you want to see- regardless if this is in fact what is being presented. Try not to look through rose-colored spectacles in other words, as you may end up being caught out. It can also indicate that you are being watched over, either covertly or overtly, by someone who does care for you. Be aware, therefore, that if the going is tough you are not alone and that others are aware of of your predicament; albeit they are choosing/not able to actually get involved to any great degree.

Things are not what they appear, so be guarded against something. If it appears too good to be true, it means it is too good to be to true! Just don't be naive or suckered- this is a real risk if you refuse to see past the obvious.

~from printout provided by shadowdancer~
**compiled from various incomplete sources & intuition


The Illusion (Four of Hearts [Cups])

Upright: Re-evaluation, dissatisfaction with success, kindness may come from others. One who has remained single till middle life from being too hard to please. Now is essentially the time to relax instead of being a perfectionist.

Reverse: New relationships possible, new goals, new ambitions, action


Meanings inspired from the anime

The Illusion is an entity without a definite form. It can take any shape and will show what the person wants/expects to see. In that sense, it can represent expectations or hopes. It can also symbolize deceiving people or situation. (Not what they appeared to be at first)

This card can be used to mingle with people's sense of reality. It can represent manipulation.

The Illusion is under the power of the Dark, the Moon and is related to Eastern magic.