The moon, the ruler of the emotional water sign Cancer, is one of the most powerful planetary bodies in astrology.
Just as it controls the ebb and flow of the tides, it rules our rising and falling emotional tides. It's responsible for our instincts and how we react to high-intensity situations.
While most people are familiar with their sun sign, the position of the moon in your chart is just as important as it determines your "inner self," how you interpret emotions and the way you listen to your heart. As the moon travels through the zodiac, its position in each sign has a distinct influence on the energy that surrounds us.
Moon Sign Reading
No matter what sign the moon falls under, the moon's phase holds some of the most important astrological significance. During the moon cycle, we have the opportunity to check in with our routines, habits, and goal completion. While the new moon is a time for goal-setting and intention-making, the full moon presents an opportunity to revel in the benefits that manifest from the work you've put in. It's also a time when important truths come to light.
Meaning of the Symbol of The Moon
The glyph for the moon is formed by two conjoined soul semicircles, informing the conditions of the emotional body. In some astrological traditions, the moon speaks to karma brought into this life from previous soul journeys. It primarily implies mother energy, illustrating how we were nurtured as children. The moon's placement reflects subconscious comforts that soothe the irritable inner child when tired or emotionally drained. In contrast to public-facing Sun behaviors, we are said to be "bearing our souls" in intimate Moon settings with those we trust.
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