Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, July 12, 2014

The Moon

Today’s card is XVIII from the Major Arcana, The Moon. In this card, the dog is howling, joined by her wolf sister. A lobster crawls from the water, reminding us that all life began in the tides.

This is a card of instinct, intuition, and respect for the non-rational. Also in honor of tonight’s Super Moon–

NEW YORK — The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a ‘‘supermoon.’’
That’s the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although in fact the difference can be hard to detect.
If you see Saturday’s moon close to the horizon it may seem huge, but that’s just an illusion caused by its position in the sky.

Per this nifty almanac optimal moon viewing time should be after 8:18pm if the skies are clear, which your writer and your weather station are equally hopeless to predict.

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