What is the Moon and what does it do?
It's a celestial body situated 3480 kilometers from the Earth, and has a diameter of 3480 km, making it a quarter of the Earth’s size. What’s more, it takes 27 days for the Moon to both fully rotate on its axis, and complete an orbit around the Earth.
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What does the Moon symbolize?
Alongside the Sun, the Moon watches over the skies and is seen by many to represent ‘feminine light’; as opposed to the ‘masculine light’ of her solar counterpart. She is Selene in Mesopotamia, Artemis and Hecate in Greece, Diana among the Romans, and Isis in Egypt. She is the mother goddess and a symbol of fertility and maternity.
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Why does it play such an important role in astrology?
The Moon is a celestial body that is incredibly indispensable to astrology. Arguably as essential as the Sun or the Ascendant, the Moon symbolizes everything that is feminine. In a man, the Moon has the ability to evoke emotion and sensitivity, as well as love for the women in his life.
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The Moon’s Effect on Astrology
- The positive effects of the Moon include fulfillment, open-mindedness, and tender emotions
- The negative effects of the Moon include addiction, passivity, laziness, fickleness, and disorder
- On a symbolic level, the Moon represents femininity, cooperation, dreams, memories, and home
Six Things to Know About the Moon
- Orbital period (the time it takes for the Moon to revolve around the Earth): 27 days
- Element linked with the Moon: Water
- Body part linked with the Moon: Stomach
- Bodily functions linked with the Moon: Nutrition
- Metal linked with the Moon: Silver
- Day linked with the Moon: Monday
So, there you have it, you’re now an expert on the Moon! That said, there’s still so much to learn, especially about the New Moon and how the Full Moon affects each zodiac sign!