The Card of the Day: The Moon (Reversed)
“Listen to your instincts.”
The Moon symbolizes your instincts and unconscious emotions. These "feelings" can actually alter your perception of the world around you. A person that hosts habitually negative emotions, will look at the world expecting to see negativity. Likewise, a person brimming over with enthusiasm, will see a world of joy. The Moon reminds you to check in with your unconscious emotions at this time. These emotions are actually coloring your perception of the “good” or “bad” things you are seeing in front of you.
What "color" would you use to describe your emotions today? Are they a deep blue? A depressive grey? A soft pink? A sunny yellow? An emerald green or a dirty yellow-green? Do your instincts feel confident or anxious? Have you been feeling a bit "moody" lately?
The Moon beams brightly in the sky pulling on the instincts of the animals on the card, in very mysterious ways. A wolf appears in the image, howling at the moon. The wolf represents the primitive, instinctual side of your nature. A domesticated dog also appears alongside the wolf. The dog represents your "civilized self." Hmmm.......and what is the dog doing in the card? He is howling at the moon just as loud as the wolf! This represents that no matter how "rational" and intelligent you may like to think you are, you will still be pulled by mysterious and irrational forces. The Moon is a force of nature, which tugs on your deepest instincts and emotions.
A lobster is drawn out of the deep waters, pulled from it lair by the power of the moon. Lobsters have hard shells to protect them from the world around them. However, there is no armor that can contend with the moon's power. This symbolizes that no matter how much you try to wear hardened armor over your own vulnerabilities, you will still be influenced by your habitual, sensitive nature.
Nature "feels" the moon, because the moon actually tugs on the earth's gravity as it orbits. The moon's great weight pulls on the oceans, lakes, and rivers as it circles, creating the tides. Humans are made up of about 65% water. It is probably safe to say that our bodies are affected by this rhythmic, cyclical pull each month.
The moon pulls on our instincts. Now is a time for trusting those instincts, and let them guide you along your path. Listen to your intuitive hunches. Trust yourself when something doesn't "smell right." Reconnect with your deeper, wiser, magical self. Like the lobster emerging from the depths on the card, let the deeper wisdom you possess emerge from your depths, bringing valuable insights to your conscious mind.
When the Moon appears it reminds you to trust your deepest feelings, hunches, and instincts. With time and practice your intuition will grow sharper, and will guide you through many challenges. Many people in our external society would like to think the rational mind is the only foolproof way to experience reality. And yet, it is undeniable that we are creatures of nature, and instinct. Sometimes people don't act rationally. Sometimes there is no logical explanation for why something occurs. Sometimes "signs" do present themselves on our path. Sometimes we need to tune into the undercurrents that are shaping the realities we experience. You possess great depth, and now it is time to allow your inner wisdom to emerge.
When the Moon appears reversed, it indicates that you may have been neglecting your deeper instincts. Recently, you may have had to conform to the civilized world and all of its rigid structures. This is necessary to function in the world, but not at the expense of your deeper feelings and instincts. The Moon calls you back to your instinctual self. It's time to ask yourself how you really feel. It's time to reconnect with the natural world, with magic. with the changing seasons, and with your deeper wisdom.
When the Moon appears reversed it also can indicate a time when mysterious forces are working through the undercurrents of your life. Be open to magic and listen to your deepest hunches. This could be a time where doorways begin to open, and creative potential that was beneath the surface suddenly emerges. Most importantly, trust the voice of your intuition. You unconsciously know more than you think you do. Your instincts will guide you toward the right action every time. Trust yourself!