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Astrology - The Moon

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

Carl Jung

Astrology Chart

Astrology Moon

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: Dec 11 2017 03:40:43:
The Moon is: Full Moon
Next Full Moon in: 0.48 Days
Next New Moon in: 15.2Days
Moon phases for upcoming week:
  Monday: Full Moon
  Tuesday: Full Moon
  Wednesday: Waning Gibbous
  Thursday: Waning Gibbous
  Friday: Waning Gibbous
  Saturday: Waning Gibbous
  Sunday: Waning Gibbous

Mythology

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 life.

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 to others.

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

The Moon Key Facts

Rules:

Cancer

Detriment:

Capricorn

Exhalt:

Taurus

Fall:

Scorpio

Colours:

Silvery Grey, white

Stones & Metals:

Opal, moonstone, pearl, crystal and silver

Keywords:

Fertility, feminine, mother, the soul

Astronomy

Our nearest neighbour, the Moon is an airless barren planet. The daytime temperature hits 127°C but its nightside temperature falls to -173°C

Daylength (rotation)

15 Days

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)

Size

2160 miles diameter

Mass (Earth=1)

0.0123

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