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Mooning the world

Saturday, November 08, 2014 Tariq Al saud

The moon is the hidden power or the other side of us. It reflects within us our deepest emotions, romances and our mind’s imagination. It represents the mirror of our souls. Because of this, it is so important for people who seek their horoscopes. It must be included in the analyzing and calculating of the day and time of their birth dates. The moon stoically stands as the maternal (female or yin) influence. However in Native American tribes (Navajo, Eskimo, and Pueblo), along with African, Japanese, Maori, Teutonic, Oceania, and Sumerian-Semitic groups, Moon symbolism is used in reference to it being a masculine force. One can say, it is a force in all societies.


So we have a big question: How does the moon wield so much force and influence? The moon is considered a luminary, but produces no light source of it’s own accord. It is reliant upon the sun's light to reflect (mirror) it’s image to our earthly eyes.

So how does the moon affect our souls, feelings and our emotions? Try to imagine how the moon’s gravitational pull takes control of the ebb and flow of the seas on a daily basis. Compare that water with our body which contains more than 60% water. That helps explain how we have the daily ebb and flow of our souls, feelings and our general mental well-being. Before talking about the moon’s influence on the horoscopes, let us consider the ancient history to look at the symbolic archetypes that the moon was associated with in the ancient world.

Archetypal Moon Meanings

Nanna or Enanna :

The cradle of civilization is the country that is now known as Iraq but was an area formerly known as Babylonia. Nanna was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian mythology of Babylonia. Nanna was a Sumerian deity ( the son of Enlil and Ninlil) and became identified with Semitic Sin.  Nanna's chief sanctuary was known as Ur (house of the great light) in South Mesopotamia. It was at Ur that the role of the “Priestess” was developed. An extremely powerful role reserved for women of royalty or women of royal decent, one of the most notably famous was Enheduanna, daughter of King Sargon of Akkad. She was a mover and shaker and associated with the cult of Nanna. The Ziggurat of Ur in present-day Dhi Qar Province of Iraq shows only the foundation of what was left of this once great temple pyramid.


Sin: 

Similar to Nanna, Sin was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian mythology but in Akkad and Assyria. Sin had a sanctuary at the Assyrian city of Harran (house of joys"). This cult of the “moon-god” spread to other centers of civilization. There are numerous ancient temples to him dotting all the large cities of Assyria or Areas North of Iraq.

In Greece and Egypt:

Moving slightly West of Iraq, the Egyptian god of the moon Thoth was known to have connections with magic, wisdom, writing, and hidden meanings. He was often pictured as a god having as a man with the head of an ibis bird or a baboon. He was often associated with Hermes in Greek mythology and interestingly, like Hecate (also in Greek mythology) is a figurehead of crossroads of change. A female counterpart in Greek Mythology was Artemis — the hunter goddess whose personality highlights includes chastity, protection, avengement, and childbirth. Similar to Artemis was Diana — a huntress archetype and woodland goddess of the Roman civilization. She is protector of women and animals who was also associated with the moon. Along with Hecate, the adopted Greek goddess of the night, the two were thought to represent births, cycles, purification, crossroads and second (otherworldly) sightings and mysticism.

In China…

Kuan Yin was the Chinese goddess of purity, grace, kindness, selflessness and benevolence. She is believed to be a matron of childbirth, and is called upon for aid in conception as well as healing. She also protects transitioning souls and travelers.


In Christianity…

YES, you read that correctly, the Virgin Mary is represented in Christian symbolism usually featuring her with the new moon where she resonates with the concepts of purity, peace, illumination, and perfection. Mary (the Queen of Heaven) is often depicted in art with a crescent moon in the background.  Biblical references such as Isaiah 30,26; 60,19; Revelations 21,23 symbolize the moon to highlight cosmic events, divine sightings and epiphanies and the ephemeral nature of human life, history or the representations of the church. Take a look at Peter Paul Rubens Nativity with Virgin.

Phased by all of this?

The moon has 4 phases during the month. Each affect our feelings and the ways that we act according to which horoscope the moon is in. The moon spends a relatively short time in each horoscope during the month — usually only a couple days plus a few hours before moving on to the next horoscope sign. Let’s take a closer look as we need to know the meanings of the phases, their affects the horoscopes, and when it takes a place. It serves as glimpse into its intricate meanings.

New Moons (Crescent moon)the start of a lunar cycle, they are symbolic of new beginnings, a fresh start and rebirth. It happens every 28 days in cycles — 12 times in one year.

Waxing Moon the moon is getting larger in the sky, moving from the New Moon towards the Full Moon.  It is a symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment and gravidity.

Full Moonthe fool moon is symbolic of the height of power, the peak of clarity, fullness and obtainment of desire.

Waning Moonthe moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. It is symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation and a time of incubation.

When the moon is in a horoscope’s cycle, it represents many, many things but usually is associated with psyche wonder, intuition, balance, renewal and perception. At its peak, it symbolizes transition, illumination, progression and influence. It can bring out the fertility, femininity and receptivity in all.

When the moon is in your horoscope...
What the $%^&* does that mean?

The effect of the moon when it stays in each horoscope for 2 days and few hours will affect all of us not only the horoscope the moon is in. 

For example: your horoscope is a Scorpio and Scorpios are secret people with a lot of things to hide but when the moon is in Gemini for 2 days and few hours Scorpios will be able to communicate more and express themselves more like the other horoscopes.

Another example: your horoscope is Gemini. Gemini people are talkative and very social but when the moon is in Scorpio, they will keep secrets and hide some of their feelings and ideas in that period. When the moon is in that sign’s domain during the month, we pick up the influence of that sign and it will show up in our personality regardless of the sign we were born with or our rising sign. It will exist in our personality for a couple days and a few hours before the moon moves to the next horoscope or next sign.


When the Moon is in Aries:

Aries people light up best when they are recognized for their talents. This can be a bit strange because Aries signs are know for being a bit modest with acknowledging their accomplishments. Aries become illuminated with incredible perseverance and most people will see themselves shining brightly during with Aries in their cycle. Because Aries are known for never giving up and for being persist in pursuing their goals, our efforts will be more perceptible to others during with Aries in our cycle. A brilliant sense of humor that puts people at ease, they absolutely must express themselves and will do this exceedingly well in group projects during this time. They are the consummate cheerleader; always motivating the group. We will take on this aspect during this time. With the moon in Aries, it is a good period to start projects and be more generous with our time. 



When the Moon is in Taurus:

Taurus folks like utter honesty and if they feel mind games are being played, they will want no part of it. They tend to be very classy with killer taste in design, fashion, art, etc. In fact, they need to surround themselves with music and loveliness. They do not make a move until they feel it is right on a visceral level — this will be a good time to be more reflective and not make decisions. It's a gift and a fantastic tool for self-preservation. Trust your inner guidance always during this time. Be at one with the Taurus and postpone decisions until the moon is out of that sign. With the moon in Taurus, it is a good time stay at home and relax. Spend more time with family. This is a good time to shop for stuff for the home.


When the Moon is in Gemini:

Gemini moons do us well as they can create balance in an active mind with some sort of creative outlet. Music is particularly effective as it activates both left and right brain functions. Gemini folks have remarkable communication skills. With the moon in Gemini, we will easily speak to others with confidence and have the uncanny ability to "know" what is being said to you. We will be able to read between the lines and understand subtext of a conversation - even when the mind is thinking instead of listening to what the others are saying. With the moon in Gemini, this is a perfect time to start or book a short travel stay, go to orientations or destinations, pursue short-term study courses and do some networking.


When the Moon is in Cancer:

With the moon in Cancer, we've got amazing intuitive skills. We can train ourselves to express our intuition, be more fluid and open. We will open up a bit but we will feel it is a risk as we feel as if we are coming out of our shell. This is a good time to be with family, children and we will appreciate these moments more with the moon in Cancer. We will feel the need to go back in time and relive memories for a bit. This is normal during the time when the moon is in Cancer. Hesitation is part of this sign but the hesitation will pass.  



When the Moon is in Leo:

You will have energy that is undeniable, charm and intelligence. Your intellect comes into play with a tendency to process to quickly. You may miss subtle clues in communication with others during this time. Some misunderstandings can take you completely by surprise. You like to take risks, and these usually pay off for you because you will be lucky. Your outlook will be optimistic. Perfect time to hang out with friends and open up your wallet. Leading a group will be natural during this time as well as dancing.


When the Moon is in Virgo:

With Virgo moons, you try to make sense of it all - putting chaos into order. Sorting out details and making everything tidy and logical tends to make you edgy, and others will have no idea what's gotten you irritated. Be patient and accepting of this aspect of your self as this is a short period of time. This time of making order from chaos is a gift. Work with it. And while you're at it, ease up on the self-criticism. No one else is as harshly critical about you. Be gentle with yourself. Good chances to start a diet, going to gym, get some medical checks and put the demons to bed.


When the Moon is in Libra:

A moon in Libra is always looking for a yin to your yang (or vice versa). Meaning, you're always seeking a complimentary balance to your energy - particularly in partnerships. You will feel the need to seek a love that challenges your soul. You will work very hard to balance equations by finding solutions. This also means you often attract partnerships with people who have some glaring flaws as they may seem like a solution to your romantic dilemma. Your style will be elevated. The arts, fashion and literary excellence lures every inch of your inherent creativity and electrifies you. This is a perfect time to fall in love (if the person is truly right for you) or increase the bond of a relationship. It is also a time to say I am sorry to those that you love and have wronged.


When the Moon is in Scorpio:

You'll find you are more emotionally synchronized during the waning moon. This is because you feel the need to process your emotions in private where watching eyes cannot see you.  You are deeply intuitive and other people's thoughts/feelings reveal themselves to you like curious magic. You will need time alone to process everything. Book that time in your calendar. Time to take some time for yourself during this period of the moon. You tend to feel more guarded and will want to take great measures to manipulate your environment to match your ideal setting. Scorpios are known for their great sexual abilities. Enjoy this time (wink wink).



When the Moon is in Sagittarius:

Actually, you're quite a brilliant tutor with the moon in Sagittarius. You will win a great deal of admiration from your followers (of which, there are many). It's your enthusiasm that holds people in rapt attention of you and your teachings. You will feel empowered with your teaching abilities. This is a great time to plan on a long travel or immigration. You will become more religious or agnostic. Participate in a spiritual practice and experience yoga. Luck is with you during this time.



Moon Signs in Capricorn:

You're extremely productive, capable and thorough. You will make everything you do look easy to others, which can also put people off. A unique mixture of patience, willingness and dogged determination usually insures victory. You're also remarkably dependable during this time; others will seek you out for guidance and advice. You will have special abilities to stay collected under pressure and make you a fantastic leader with the moon in Capricorn. However, you will feel more emotionally blue and feel the need to hide from people. You also feel the need to be more greedy.


When the Moon is in Aquarius:

With the moon in Aquarius, you become psychically connected. You're the one who hears what a person is saying, but is also knows what is unsaid. It's the moon that enhances your knack for perception. It makes sense that you are able to "read" people to the extreme during this time. In fact, a lot of your decisions and actions are based on unseen intellect because of how you are connected and plugged in at this time. Although you have brilliant perception of what others are all about, you never use it for ill will. You give off a comforting, secure vibe that puts people at ease and makes them trust you. This enhances your ability to help others. This is a great time to deal with technology, computers, phones and electric devices. You will feel the need to change things in your home,
redecorate or paint.


When the Moon is in Pisces:

You live on the darker side of the moon and tend to be reserved. You're just sensitive. Deeply sensitive… OK, overly sensitive at this time. In fact, you have a vein of psychic gold that is so accurate, it scary even to yourself at times. You are incredibly gifted in your powers of observation. You will possess an unparalleled perspective of the world. You really deserve to dance to your own specialized music and rhythm during this time. You feel the need to hide in your home where your world is true. Be ware of drinking or smoking too much on this time. 

This is how the moon transforms us into these kind of persons above and how we take these kinds of personality elements from each horoscope when the moon stays there for too days and few hours before moving to the next horoscope. The moon stays in almost 3 horoscopes every week. We go through 3 types of mood during the week. In speaking on the week, we will talk about how the meaning of days and how they affect us during the week in the next coming Article. Have a great weekend.

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