Tuesday, May 05, 2009
What Is Your Moon Sign
What Is Your Moon Sign
The most visible symbol of feminine energy in the solar system is the Moon. Because it reflects the light from the sun, the pale orb in the night sky has come to represent a woman's reflective nature, her internalized response to the world.
The Moon rules the Fourth House, the House of home and family and the energy of Cancer, which is the Sign of nurturing and mothering. Moon looks after the fluffing of every pillow and is no stranger to growing the vegetables for each pot of home-cooked soup.
Women wield the most powerful creative force -- the ability to give birth. Moving in cycles throughout history, women have alternately been worshiped for possessing such vital magic and then become suspect, flipping roles to become the reactive, ready-to-serve female of the patriarchal era.
If the Moon has been more identified in our contemporary cultural myths with the passive side of women, let us not forget that it also exerts tremendous power (not unlike women) as it controls the tides in the oceans and the cycles in women's bodies. It waves its magic wand over plant growth and is the comforting night light all over the planet. In some indigenous cultures, women refer to their menstrual cycles as their "Moon," and a woman's power at the time of the month when she bleeds is considered so great that all kinds of special conditions must be observed out of respect for that energy.
The Moon makes us feel slightly "lunatic" at times, yet its strong influence in the grounded areas of home and the garden show how much its cycle connects us to our place. Decorating, repairing and cleaning all reflect our sense of ourselves in the world. When we need a change, we often move things around in our home, clean out a closet or even move to a new house, city or country.
Moon goddess qualities have manifested as "maternal instinct" and "feminine know-how." Women have a mystique, a reputation for never being exactly like they appear, much like the Moon who changes size and shape in relation to the horizon nightly.
The Moon affects some women more strongly than others. Princess Diana, who shares the name of the Moon Goddess, experienced many critical life events during eclipses. Her response to the world was extremely internalized, inspiring her to work to improve living conditions for the impoverished and oppressed all across the globe. Click here to understand how she has come to represent the many roles of women.
Aries Moon Feels well-being when expressing emotions in a fiery, direct (often impulsive) way. Shows love through actions, and needs to stay challenged to be happy.
Taurus Moon Thrives in situations that feel stable, while being nourished by the rhythm of the day. Has the patience to build things up slowly, and is grounded in the pleasures of the senses.
Gemini Moon Gets a warm feeling from the colorful exchange of ideas, stories, jokes and interesting tidbits. Likes to keep moving, and engage with others lightly.
Cancer Moon Finds it natural to share emotions and nurture others at an intimate level. Sensitive, changeable, imaginative, with an instinctual need to return to home base for nourishment.
Leo Moon Has a strong need for self-expression and the enthusiastic approval of others. Can be generous, a natural at friendship, playfully childlike, and supportive of the dreams of others.
Virgo Moon A creature of habits who loves to sort, edit, analyze and keep refining the routine. Has an instinct for purifying the self, and can be a healing force for others.
Libra Moon A lover of all things beautiful and harmonious, with an instinct for creating balance in relationships. Needs the mirror of the other, in order to see all the dimensions of who they are.
Scorpio Moon An intense emotionality can bring turbulence, but also take them deep into relationships. Senses the hidden reality of life, and has a sixth sense that goes beyond intuition.
Sagittarius Moon A true adventurer at heart, with the world as home, exploring and learning throughout life. Nourished by inspiring ideas, curious people, and actively pursuing new experiences.
Capricorn Moon Finds it comforting to work, as part of an innate need to achieve and experience worldly success. Can be deeply private and reluctant to share feelings, but with a reservoir of emotional depth to draw from.
Aquarius Moon Has an emotional detachment that lends a broad, abstract vision, making them able to see how things are interconnected. Can be self-contained, and solitary, but comes alive in the larger sphere of groups.
Pisces Moon Often feels a profound lack of boundaries, which makes them vulnerable to all the energies in the environment. Imaginative, and aware of the subtle ways we're all connected, they are nourished through creativity and the search for a mystical connection to spirit.