The Sun and the Moon, are also called in early astrology as the Luminaries, the Lights. They are authentic instructors who reflect what we can develop in life from a symbolic perspective.
The Moon manifests itself in an ever-changing movement, although it also represents something immutable in its nature, given by the repetition of its cycles. The lunar cycle received the name of the Great Round, thus reflecting its connection with destiny and with what always returns, in an endless repetition. All things that are mortal have their cycle, which has its axis in the universal, that which passes through us as living beings. From the lunar landscape, death is the inevitable end of the cycle.
The Moon governs the organic sphere of the body and the drives, for this reason these deities are generally feminine, because we are all born from the feminine body, from it we receive our first food.
Within the mythical images that the Lunar deity represents, in relation to the phases of the Moon, the treacherous New Moon, the Black Moon associated with death, gestation, sorcery, and with the Greek goddess Hecate who presided over births and births. black magic After its darkening, the crescent Moon appears, delicate, virginal and promising, with its appearance of being ready to let itself be fertilized by something. It has the shape of a bowl open to whatever can penetrate it from outside. The crescent Moon is linked to the virgin Goddess Persephone who was kidnapped by Hades. It is also said to be the emblem of Artemis, the virgin huntress and warrior goddess. The full Moon, by contrast, has a pregnant air about it, round, juicy, lush and ripe, and could give birth at any time. It is the Moon at its greatest power, the peak of the lunar cycle, and was associated with Demeter, the goddess of fertility, the mother of all living things. Then the Moon begins to wane, getting thinner and darker, until suddenly it's not there anymore. Hecate, the old witch regains power once again, hidden in the underground world, weaves her spells.
Luna Santa, analog collage on Barcelona Metro's map, 42 x 26 cm, 2021
The triad of lunar deities, which have always been associated with the Moon, reflect an archetypal human experience, projected onto the physical Moon in the sky. An important dimension of this experience is the body, which reflects the phases of the Moon in its own cyclical development and mortality. Lunar deities presided over the cycle of vegetation.
It is the body, the domain of the Moon, that keeps us in touch with life in the moment, whether we are dealing with the light side of experience or the dark side. Without sufficient expression of the Moon, not only the body suffers, but also the ability to experience life in the present.
Gaia (GAIA) is the original female principle with whom she mates with Uranus, the sky god, giving rise to the creation of the cosmos.
The earth goddess or mother earth is an image of the animating principle of nature, of the intelligent and determined life force that pulsates at the center of the material universe, associated since ancient times with the Moon. It not only embodies the world of nature as a unified form of life, but also the human body, which is our primary and direct experience of it.
In mythical language, the actual substance of the body's tissues is the earth, but the symbol of the intelligent life principle operating within those tissues is the Moon.
The mother earth, GAIA is an image of the power of nature to maintain and perpetuate itself.
The Sun, on the other hand, represents the eternal, that which is, unfolds and develops throughout life. Just as our personal history begins with the emergence of the child from the uterine waters, so the history of the universe begins with the God or the solar hero who emerges triumphant from the body of the great primary Mother. The Sun is the light that represents the myth of the hero, ready to fight the battle for the emancipation of the self.
The solar instructor travels the path of differentiation and separation from the world of the lunar mother. However, as humanities we may have gone too far, and imprisoned by the sun's glare we have dissociated ourselves from nature and led our planet to the ecological abyss.
The Sun and the Moon symbolize two basic but very different psychological processes that are at work within all of us. The moonlight that seduces us into regressive merger with mother and safety. It is also the light that teaches us to relate, to take care of ourselves and others, to belong, to feel compassion. The sunlight that leads us into anxiety, danger, and loneliness is also the light that instructs us about our hidden divinity. Finding a workable balance between these two lights is the work of a lifetime.
Mythological figures in relation to the Moon: the lionesses as lunar beasts, the wolves that come out when there is a full moon and it is said that he destroys only the beings he loves. The werewolf can only be destroyed with a silver weapon, the traditional metal of the Moon, only nature can tame nature.
by Virginia Brennan
Pre-Hispanic cultures used to use it for religious and spiritual rituals, to attract good luck, ward off negativity and to achieve better spiritual communication with their gods. Whether in infusion or incense, Palo Santo is ideal for cleaning and purifying the environment.
Amethyst has great powers, it is a very relaxing stone, it gives balance, sincerity, purity and spirituality. It brings common sense, wisdom and creates harmony. Helps clarify problem solving, decision making and changes. Amethyst transmutes energy, like the alchemy of deep transformation, the cycles of life and death.
Physical healing energy: this stone is responsible for boosting the biological forces of the body, that is, it promotes fertility, childbirth and relieves menstrual pain. In addition, it helps fight degenerative conditions in the skin, eyes and hair.
Emotional healing energy: Moonstone helps to relax the mind and body, it also helps to master emotions to express yourself correctly. Chakra healing and balancing energy: directly affects the crown chakra, and the spiritual center, bringing concentration, wisdom and peace into the body. Spiritual energy: using this stone was synonymous with hope and faith, for that reason, in India it was widely used, because it was considered to represent their hope. Amulets and talismans: for many years, the Moonstone was considered a talisman. In health: Moonstone does not replace any medical treatment, but some healers use it to stimulate the pineal gland and level the heartbeat. Magical properties: in the countries, women who wanted to get pregnant sewed moonstones into their clothes and used them during the full moon. This stone is also associated with business, protection, good luck and passionate love.
Selenite is the name given to transparent gypsum crystals. Its name comes from the Greek "selene", which means "moon". Since ancient times, the existence of the Selenites was thought to be inhabitants of the Moon. The origin goes back to the Greek civilization, which believed in the existence of these beings and recounted the journeys of the first humans who visited the now known moon.
Selenite favors intuition and innate wisdom. It is used to make requests at the time of the new moon and full moon phase. It is a cleansing and purifying mineral and can be placed where you feel blockages or meditate between your hands.
Obsidian is a volcanic rock belonging to the silicate group, it is dark in color, often called volcanic glass. Spiritually vitalizes the soul and removes energy blockages and tensions. Very powerful and creative stone, it helps to increase self-control, to be authentic. Repels negativity, shows us what affects us inside and also allows us to integrate and balance our negative side with the positive. Stimulates and relates to the root chakra. Obsidian is associated with the new moon phase where the conscious and the subconscious merge and we can see inside ourselves.
TAROT CARD THE MOON:
The Moon (XVIII) is a card of the Tarot and the 18th arcana. According to the tarot, it is associated with the unknown atomic entity, security in the dark and with the seat of the soul and with eternity. What you hide or hide from you, are our pains that even though they hurt, you shine, but they're still there. The dogs are the people who are nearby, seeing and feeling your pain, attentive to what you need, even though what happens can affect them too. The climbing crab symbolizes something risen from the dark depths, our fears and deepest fears and the life of the imagination separated from the life of the spirit. The dog and the wolf are the fears of the mind in the presence of escape, when it is only reflected light.
VERBENA CEDAR ESSENCE:
Floral Herbaceous olfactory family: It is a unisex, citrus, fresh and clean fragrance. Ideal for hot summer environments in open and relaxed spaces. It contains watery, citrus top notes such as lime and mandarin, a herbaceous floral heart typical of verbena, chamomile and freesia and a warm background of Japanese red cedar, fig leaves and eucalyptus. Main fragrance ingredients: Cedar, Verbena, Chamomile and Eucalyptus.