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Astrology - The Moon
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Astrology - The Moon
Wife of the Sun, Mother of the Earth
Lighting our night by reflecting the sun, she has been a source of wonder
and mystery through the ages to Neil Armstrong's 'small step' and beyond
Its symbol, the crescent of reception, represents the Moon as a lens focussing
the rays of the sun.
On this date: Feb 20 2024 22:39:21:
The Moon is: Waxing Crescent
Next Full Moon in: 11.54 Days
Next New Moon in: 26.3Days
Moon phases for upcoming week:
Tuesday: Waxing Crescent
Wednesday: Waxing Crescent
Thursday: Waxing Crescent
Friday: Waxing Crescent
Saturday: First Quarter Moon
Sunday: Waxing Gibbous
Monday: Waxing Gibbous
The Moon, of course, has been known since prehistoric times. She has too
many names to list here but throughout time she has represented the female
side of our nature.
Ishtar was the Babylonian Goddess who ruled the Moon, derived in part from
the Sumerian goddess Inanna. Ishtar was the daughter of the Moon God Sin
and sister of Shamash the Sun God. According to legend, on a trip to the
underworld to find Tammuz, her dead lover, she had shed her clothes, which
caused the moon to darken. On her return trip, as she regained her clothes,
the moon brightened again.
Isis was the Egyptian Goddess who was both the moon and the mother of the
sun. She was depicted holding a papyrus sceptre and the ankh, which represents
The Greek Goddess Artemis was assimilated by the Romans as Diana who was
frequently worshipped out in the open, so she could look down at her faithful.
Effects of The Moon
Astrologically the Moon is seen as THE SOUL, the link between the Spirit
of the Sun and Matter (The Earth). It absorbs the light and heat from the
Sun and gives it creative form. Receptive in its nature, it governs the
subconscious, the emotions and the behavioural instincts, it reflects the
power of the inner life and indicates how you deal with and portray yourself
The Moon represents instinct and habit, feeling, memory and imagination.
It is the PERSONALITY through which the INDIVIDUALITY of
the Sun expresses itself. Its symbol, the crescent of reception, represents
the Moon as a lens focussing the rays of the sun.
This is the planet of the home, domestic life, the family - especially babies
and children, the "Mother" and other females in your life.
How the Moon will manifest its energy, the nature of the Soul and its spiritual
development, depends on the horoscope as a whole. The Sign (and its Element),
the House in which if falls, and the Aspects to the other planets will all
have a bearing on any interpretation.
The Moon represents our emotions and the need for security.
It represents our early environment and particularly the way we experienced
the mother. It shows our ability to be sensitive to the environment and
to both give and receive emotion.
The Moon is related to instincts, and is profoundly connected to the personal
unconscious, and all the habitual behaviour that is looked after by this
mysterious part of ourselves. The Moon shows how we instinctively react
to protect ourselves and others.
The Sign the Moon is in shows the specific way we react, and the kind of
emotional needs we have. The Moon goes through all 12 Signs in a month.
The Moon sign's influence is at least as powerful as the Sun, showing specific
habitual and environmental needs as well as ingrained reaction styles.
The House the Moon is in shows the particular area in our life which we
allocate to increasing our feelings of security. This area is where we are
most vulnerable and defensive. However it is also this area where we experience
the greatest growth and show the greatest concern for others.
The Aspects to the Moon show specific emotional experiences which affect
our psychological make-up. These aspects are integrated into our emotional
nature to give specific reaction patterns and habits
Moon Key Facts
Silvery Grey, white
Stones & Metals:
Opal, moonstone, pearl, crystal and silver
Fertility, feminine, mother, the soul
Our nearest neighbour, the Moon is an airless barren planet. The daytime
temperature hits 127°C but its nightside temperature falls to -173°C
Rotation around the Earth
27 Days, 7 Hours 43 Minutes
Distance from Earth (shortest)
221,456 miles (356,399 KM)
Distance from Earth (greatest)
252,711 miles (406,699 KM)
2160 miles diameter