The Moon

atrology

The Moon

 

The Moon receives the reflected light of the Sun and is unique in that it is the only satellite that orbits the Earth.
The Moon’s influence is essentially receptive and nonrational. The Moon represents our emotional needs and instincts and governs the element of Water, including the oceans and the tides, and nocturnal life.
In mythology Isis, Istar, Artemis, and Diana all represent the many faces of the Moon goddess.
Traditionally, the Moon is associated with the feminine, and it is in keeping with the ancient Greek concept of Gaia. Usually associated with intuition and psychic ability, the Moon is also strongly represented in folklore, poetry, and myth.
Its divinity is particularly expressed through womanhood and the cycle of fertility, conception, birth, motherhood, and nature’s abundance.
In psychological astrology the Moon represents our unconscious reactions and subjective experience. It also corresponds to the unconscious urge to satisfy our basic needs. The Moon reflects our different tensions, and forces us to externalize these feelings. The Moon also influences the fluctuations within these feelings or moods and governs the sign of Cancer.
• Positive: sensitivity, nurturing, receptivity, intuition, psychic ability.
• Negative: moodiness, oversensitivity, overemotional.

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