The Card of the Day: The Moon
“Be the light in the world you want to see.”
The Moon symbolizes your instincts and feelings, which actually “color” your perception of the world. A person with a habitually negative attitude, will look at the world negatively. Likewise, a person brimming over with positivity, will see a world of joy. The Moon reminds you to check in with your instinctual emotions at this time. These instincts 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.
Your instincts and feelings also "color" the world you see. Using the moon as a metaphor, let me explain:
The moon does not create it's own light. It reflects the sun's light back to it. We are all like little suns, beaming our own colored light onto the world around us. The world is like the moon. It doesn't create its own light. It simply reflects the light we send back to us. Our moods, habits and instincts alter the colored light we project. In turn this light is reflected right on back to us. If you are dissatisfied with the color of your world, you may have to check in with the color of your instincts and emotions. Instincts and emotions can be altered by habits. Just as "driving" feels unnatural at first, the more you do it, the more intuitive it gets. Soon you don't even have to think about how to drive, you just do it. So if you are used to feeling negative, you can learn to think more positively through habit. This can be achieved by training your focus on what is beautiful and good within you, and less on what is "bad."
Get in the habit of sending out brighter colors into the world. With time and practice it will be embedded within you as instinct. That way, when the moon circles us again next month...it will pull out the good vibes you carry within. If you make a habit of sending positive, colorful light into the world, what do you think will happen? I'm willing to bet you will start enjoying the world you see a lot more.
Be the light in the world you want to see!