Today’s Tarot: the Moon – Your Day of Heightened Sensitivity

The Moon card, from the Robin Wood Tarot. It is my favorite depiction of this card.

The Moon card, from the Robin Wood Tarot. It is my favorite depiction of this card.

On this day of both Friday the 13th—and a Full Moon—how appropriate to pull the Moon card!

When the Moon shimmers your way, it is asking you to be guided by your intuition. Intuition is subtle and speaks softly. It is, as symbolized by the wolf and dog on the card, instinctual; it is a natural part of our being.

Intuitive prompts often don’t make sense to our conscious, rational, analytical mind, which is why the card’s backdrop is the night—the night symbolizes our subconscious mind and awareness.

In some decks, this card is named “Luna,” and one of its meanings is “lunacy,” which is derived from “Luna.” That is just another way of saying that “something doesn’t make sense.” Intuitive prompts often don’t make sense, and we can, at times, often say, “Well, that’s just crazy! That makes absolutely no sense!” But, instinctually, it does.

This is a card of dreams. So, during this period of the Full Moon, pay close attention to your dreams to see what messages they hold for you. The Moon is a card of heightened sensitivities, and an aspect of that is the ability to recall more of your dreams, which may seem more vivid.

Speaking of heightened sensitivities, be aware of how people around you may “trigger” emotional reactions and responses from you. The Full Moon, in my experience, seems to bring out “strange” things in people around me—which can also bring “strange” things out of me!

And, finally, the appearance of the Moon card is asking us to consider examining the things that we fear. I mentioned dreams earlier, and one form of our dreams is nightmares, which are usually rooted in some kind of fear. Should you experience a nightmare, I consider it to be an acknowledgment that you are ready to face that fear. But you don’t have to wait for the nightmare; you could be proactive and ask yourself, “What do I fear? What scares me?” But that’s just the beginning. Follow that with the question children so wisely ask: “Why?” The fear is the surface appearance; the truth (another aspect of the Moon is confusion and bewilderment) beneath the fear is in the why.

Your Intuitive Guide,


For more about my work with Tarot, please visit my Tarot Consultations page.

About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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