Meaning of Moon Signs
When I think of the meaning of moon signs, I'm forever drawn to the Peter Pan archetype and his preoccupation with his shadow.
In the story, Peter Pan's shadow is a living, breathing entity. Yet, it is a silent partner. An embodiment of dark mystery whose secrets may only be intuited by the material mass that has caused it's form to be cast.
The moon is very much the same. Our silent partner in astrological and psychological terms.
Where the sun (our astrological sun signs) represents "in-your-face" personality traits, our moon signs convey a much more subtle trend in thought, behavior and influence.
The astrological symbolism boils down to light and dark (or, yang and yin respectively, if you prefer). The moon is the antithesis of the sun's obtuse, assertive radiance. Hence, our moon signs will unveil startling mysteries to our awareness.
Each of us has shadowy depths sewn to our heels, and it's our responsibility to look closely upon these dark aspects of ourselves.
As we are dealing with "darkness," does that mean our moon signs are evil?
Dreams, psychic ability, intuition, visionary epiphany, emotion, instinct...all of these live in the shadow of the moon.
Knowing your moon sign is a prudent first step in knowing your deeper proclivities. Embracing this aspect of ourselves gives us permission to work (and create) within the realm of dreams, emotions and psyche.
Working with our moon side isn't always easy, it takes a genuine commitment to learn and utilize the power of our shadow selves. Why?
Consider the moon itself. It produces no light of its own. Only from the light of the sun is the reality of the moon revealed to us. It's the same in our inner lives. We must shine a light of awareness into the darkness in order to see what kind of wonder and mystery resides in shadow.
And why would we even want to know? What's the big deal about knowing our moon signs and tapping into the dark unknown?
Because as Peter Pan whimsically illustrates, the shadow is inherent. It is inseparable. The darkness is grafted to our being - an inescapable part of who we are.
And so, we are much better served by knowing it fully and utilizing its presence. Ignorance of our shadow sides causes an anomaly in nature.
Working with our moon side, we become more whole - we grow into our own authority - beings of both light and dark. When balanced, our power is limitless.
Learning your moon signs gives you a head start on the internal shadow work.
You can further advance down your moon sign path by casting your own astrological chart here.
Don't miss other great articles about moon meanings, moon signs and more by following the links offered at the end of this page. Thanks for reading, and happy moon moments to you! :)
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!
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