The Moon is the builder of forms
The Moon is the ruler of tides.
It’s associated with our subconscious and the world of emotions.
It symbolises the feminine or maternal aspect.
The Moon in Astronomy
The Moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite.
The Moon’s nature dramatically differs from the Earth’s nature. Since the gravity on the Moon’s surface is 6 times less than on the Earth, the Moon almost has no atmosphere.
Due to the absence of an atmosphere, the Moon’s surface is affected by all types of radiation and constant “bombardment” by meteorites and smaller particles falling from space.
The Moon rotates slowly around its axis, which is why the temperature on the surface heats up to 130°C (266°F) during the day and cools down to -170°C (-274°F) during the night.
Because of the Moon’s proximity to the Earth, its gravitational pull has a significant influence on many processes on Earth. The most obvious result of this influence is high and low tides in the ocean. Also, the Moon has an impact on some processes in living systems.
The Moon is known for its phases, which occur due to changes in its orbital position around Earth and the Earth’s position around the Sun. People have been creating their calendars based on the Moon’s phases since ancient times.
The Moon in Mythology
In Greek mythology, the Goddess of the Moon is called Selena. Her name derives from the word “selas” – light, shine; brilliant, radiant.
Another name for the Moon – Diana – is of Latin origin. This is the name of the Roman goddess of vegetation and the personification of the Moon.
In the Hindu texts, the Moon has a masculine nature, its name is Chandra.
The Moon in Astrology
The Moon symbolises the feminine or material side of life.
It’s associated with our “inner woman”, or rather the maternal aspect, caring and nursing offspring.
Also, the Moon represents the subconscious, the emotional sphere, and the world of dreams.
The Moon has a changeable nature and rhythmically changes its influence during the month. Therefore, in astrology, the Moon also stands for changeability and impermanence. It changes our mood.
The Moon has a strong influence on a person and the emotional and material aspects of his life. It controls the processes of growth and fading in the body.
During one lunar month, which lasts approximately 29.5 days, the Moon’s phases change one another – from one New Moon to another. During this period, the influence of the
Moon changes rhythmically. Each phase of the Moon has its own vibe and way of influencing people.
The Full Moon is a special period in astrology. It’s the time when the Sun and Moon are located on different sides of the Earth.
A strong Moon in the birth chart gives a person friendliness, love for children, respect for the mother, care, and the ability to create cosiness. It also influences the ability to adapt. It gives us the ability to control our feelings and emotions, and a strong intuition.
People who have a strong Moon are attractive and endearing to others.
The element associated with the Moon is Water.