Astrology Symbolism - THE MOON Jan 11, 2015 1:42:29 GMT sparklekaz, cyberangel, and 1 more like this
Post by aceofcups on Jan 11, 2015 1:42:29 GMT
Now let's explore some of the symbolism related to the other luminary - The Moon. You may want to listen to the Moon Music "Clair de Lune" below as you read over the text or use it to meditate on the Moon after you finish
The Solar Sun was the Light of Daytime Consciousness and also called the King in Alchemy symbolism and related to Gold, to the Fire of Spirit and creativity. The Luna Moon is connected to the Divine Feminine, the Queen in alchemy, the metal Silver and to nighttime. It is the archetype of the Matrix and the spiritual Essence of Water at the deepest rung of it’s archetypical ladder. It is the Yin Divine Mother archetype – embodied in the stories and myths of Mother Mary, Isis, Demeter and others to name a few.
As with all archetypes it has a more universal quality and also qualities manifesting in it’s working out in the conscious of people aligned to it. The Moon is connected to Intuition ( High Priestess), Dreams, the subconscious, and the collective unconsciousness. It is connected to fluctuating changes and cycles. It is connected with mass consciousness that can sweep thru a group of people effecting the emotions and public opinion. Either positively or negatively.
Moon on the personality level relates to our sense of security or wanting it, nurturing and feelings. Instinctual feelings, sympathy and unconscious habit patterns, are all Moon related. Habitual behaviors and prejudices are ruled by the Moon. Prejudices may not be acted out, as our Sun may censor them, but the Moon rules our spontaneous reactions and feelings.
Being connected to the Matrix ( also called Matter on all levels in esoteric study- the birth of and source of the Prima materia ) - it is a container, a cup and holder of spirit.- connected to the Past, heredity, and family. The Life force of Yang and the container principle of Yin must work together - either without the other is not complete. The Yin/Yang symbol is not about duality but about the trinity of completeness - which includes the Circle surrounding both the light and dark symbol - and a part of light lives within the dark and a part of dark lives within the light. ( See picture below )
All symbols connected to Motherhood are also connected to the Moon. – it is the Seed that holds the blueprint and life force of what something will eventually become- connected also to the egg, the womb, to childbirth, childhood, and mother’s milk (a source of nourishment). It is connected to the principle of containment and security.
In an astrology chart of a person- the placement of one’s Moon by Sign, House and Aspects can give an indication how an individual relates to the archetype of the Moon and that what it represents in their life.
Below are two Tarot cards which symbolically relate to different aspects of the Moon.. As the High Priestess she is Sophia the holder of hidden wisdom and the mystery of Divine Intuition. As the Moon card we are dealing more with the subconscious level of the Moon. Shown to us in dreams and even nightmares at times. It can be a reservoir of emotional stuff including fears and anxieties we hold from the past - but also be a source of strength and wisdom if one takes it to a deeper level. That is shown on the card, the crayfish and animals at the lower end on card represents what is called our lower animal nature but once we pass the open pillars (we become conscious) we move into an area which leads to the higher symbolic mountains beyond. The Moon is connected with a dreamy astral psychic ability (which could be illusionary and dreamy at times) at its lowest levels and truly Divine Higher Self Intuition at it more advanced stages.
What if anything does the symbolism of the Moon shared above invoke within yourself? How do you relate to what it stands for? To much Moon or to little Moon energy in your life?