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The Sun and the Moon

21 June 2010 / 19:06:09  GRReporter
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In astrology, the annual cycle is divided into four periods. There are two equinoxes and two solstices through the year. This cycle is defined by the movement of only one factor – the apparent movement of the Sun. It is called solar cycle.

However, when talking about the lunar cycle – from new moon to new moon – it is a cycle of two factors. No Sun no Moon light. When we observe the change in the shape of the Мoon, we actually see how the relationship between the Sun and Moon is changing. We see that it changes its shape according to the light of the Sun, reflected by the Moon. Moon as a celestial body does not change.

In New Moon the Moon is between Sun and Earth, so we do not see any light – the Sun shines on the opposite side of the Moon, the one we do not see. At Full Moon Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and we see the Full Moon disk illuminated by the Sun.

This is an astronomical fact which must be carefully reconsidered to understand its meaning. Because the meaning behind it all is this – the Sun is the main source of energy for living creatures on Earth. But when it shines, we can not see it or watch it. We just feel it. But we can realize its light, shape and energy by the Moon. So the Moon is that which gives form of the energy we receive from the Sun. And last but not least – the Moon goes average 13° of the zodiac for one day, while the Sun goes only 1°. And this turns our sight again to the Moon as a more individual factor.

Omission of the Moon as a leading factor of personality and psychological perspective and basing the horoscope on the Sun usually leads to erroneous conclusions.

The lunar cycle is a cycle of mutual connection between the two lights. This is the basic cycle in astrology, because it reflects the relationship between two objects moving at different speeds. So when talking about the aspect between two planets a specific phase of their cyclical relationship is considered. But that's another topic.

Now I will write about the key phrases of the meanings of the Sun and Moon for the separate signs. For a fuller understanding, those who wish may acquaint with the main characteristics of zodiac signs.

The Sun shows us what we have been given power for, what is the purpose of our existence. Moon shows what we need, what form we will give the solar energy.

Aries
Sun – I have power to lead, to be brave and impulsive, to meet the challenges, to be aggressive and wrongheaded

Moon – I need to be important for the others, to be first in everything, to act, to deal with challenges

 
Taurus
Sun – I have power to build valuable things and keep them stable and at rest

Moon – I need stability, I need things that do not change and remain over time, I need to be  calm

 
Gemini

Sun – I have power to communicate, to be different, to learn everything I touch, to change

Moon – I need to be intellectually evaluated, to be informed and stimulated mentally, to be carefree and different things to happen to me

 
Cancer
Sun – I have energy to care, to create security and comfort, to protect

Moon – I need to be emotionally satisfied, to feel the comfort and security of my family or group to which I belong, to take care of them

 
Leo
Sun – I have power to affirm, to be seen, to create, to be funny and generous

Moon – I need to be respected, noticed and I need special attention, to be surrounded by elegance

 
Virgo
Sun – I have energy to be perfect in everything and to work, to be practical, critical and helpful

Moon – I need to be a useful, insightful, reasonable, to put everything in order, people to notice that I am useful  

 
Libra
Sun – I have energy to satisfy the others and be valuable, to combine them, to be diplomatic

Moon – I need to be sophisticated, attractive and popular, to have harmony and beauty around me, to be courted, to enchant others

 
Scorpio
Sun – I have power to control everything I know, I get to the bottom, to have many wishes, to be lone

Moon – I need to control, to be strong, things around me are filled with intensity, depth, extremes

 
Sagittarius
Sun – I have power to affirm, to be optimistic, to influence the thoughts of the others, to be a philosopher through my humor, to go on adventures

Moon – I need my wisdom to be adopted, to expatiate and to get knowledge, to be free, nothing to limit me

 
Capricorn
Sun – I have power to organize, to create strategies, to be helpful and disciplined, restrained and responsible

Moon – I need to control, to be productive, to achieve results

 
Aquarius
Sun – I have power to experiment, to reasoning, to be friend of all, queer

Moon – I need to be unique and unusual, to be socially meaningful, unruly, to have many friends

 
Pisces
Sun – I have power to feel and understand, to adapt, to live in unreal things

Moon – I need to dream, to find the ideal, to be sensitive, subtle and adaptable

 
Example:

Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Libra

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