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For symbology the most important heavenly body next to the SUN. The moon is usually thought of as female, primarily because of its passivity (see YIN) as the receiver of the sun's light, but also because of the similarity of the lunar month and the menstrual cycle. The waxing and waning of the moon, and the inevitable return of the same lunar form, make a striking symbol for all philosophies combining death and rebirth. Infrequently the moon is considered- and personified as-masculine (as in German: der Mand, from the Germanic Mani, whose sister is S61, or in a Southern variant Sunna, the sun or, in English, the man in the moon) but for most languages and cultures it is feminine, e.g., the Latin Luna, the Greek Selene or Artemis, the East Asian Kuan-yin or Kwannon, or the Mayan Ixchel. In the imagery of ALCHEMY Luna represents SILVER, as well as the QUEEN, who, wedded with the KING, forms an ANDROGYNE. It was always believed that the phases of the moon influenced events on earth: not only the ebb and flow of the tides but also the rising and falling of sap in plants haircuts and blood-letting were scheduled with reference to the lunar cycle. Moon-herbs (plants blooming at night) were prescribed for gynecological disorders. In Christian iconography the VIRGIN Mary, MOTHER of God, is often likened to the moon or portrayed standing or enthroned on a lunar crescent, which in Austria was readily seen as a symbol for the victory over the Turks (whose military emblem was the half-moon) but in fact goes back to Revelation 12: 1: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet-symbolizing victory over hostile forces. The double-headed AX, with its two whetted blades curving like half-moons, is often thought of as a lunar symbol and is for this reason referred to (like the crescent-shaped bow) as the weapon of the AMAZONS, the legendary women warriors of the ancient world. In the TRIADIC figure of the dark goddess Hecate T rioditis (threefaced), the three most striking phases of the moon (first quarter, full, and dark or new) are associated with the three phases of a woman's life (maiden, mother, old woman). (See DUALITIES, ABOVE AND BELOW, and SPINNING.) In Jewish legend we find an impressive symbolic myth, based on the duality of sun and moon, that seeks to explain why the moon sheds a weaker light. The Creator explains to the moon that there re two realms, this world and the AFTERLIFE, and that the existence of the two lights refers to this polarity. The moon, since its realm is the greater of the two, the afterlife, feels that it would be only fitting for it to give off more light than the sun. Then the Lord said: It is perfectly clear to me: you think that I will make you bigger and the sun smaller. But because you set out to cheat the sun, you shall be the smaller, and your brilliance only one-sixtieth of that of the sun. Then the moon said to the Lord: 0, Lord of the world! I spoke but this one word, and for this I am to be punished so severely? And the Lord said: One day [i.e., presumably after the Last Judgment) you will be as big as the sun once more, 'and the shining of the moon will be as the shining of the sun' [bin Gorion, 1980). One harbinger of the Day of Judgment (see END OF THE WORLD), however, is an eclipse of the moon [Joel 3: 15). In the Jewish world, however, the moon is linked not only with the nocturnal or the otherworldly but also, as in other traditions, with femininity (an association suggested by the temporal similarity of the lunar and menstrual cycles) and fertility (in multiple senses). Women and domesticated animals wore moon-like necklaces. The Greek apologist Theophilus of Antioch (second century after Christ) saw the sun and the moon as dualistic symbols, images bearing a great mystery: for the sun is the symbol of God the moon, of humanity, whose light is a reflection of God's. Similarly, Origen (A.D. 184-254) interpreted the moon as a symbol of the Church, which receives illumination and then transmits it to all believers. Every month, moreover, the moon is reborn-an obvious symbol for the Resurrection. In ancient Peru the worship of the moon was subordinated to that of the sun. The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616) calls the moon the wife of the sun and writes that the interior walls of the lunar temple were covered with SILVER, so that their whiteness might immediately proclaim this the chamber of the moon. As in the case of the sun, this temple contained a likeness of the moon, portrayed as a woman's face formed and drawn on a great silver ingot. This was where one came to seek out the moon and to commend oneself to her protection. The moon was the sister and the wife of the sun as well as the mother of the King and the entire race, and thus was called 'Mamaquilla, I or 'Mother Moon. I There were no sacrifices to the moon like those to the sun. On either side of the figure representing the moon were the bodies of the deceased queens of the Incas, arranged in order of age and royal succession. . . . In astrology the moon is still considered a planet, as in the geocentric system of the ancient world the moon and the sun together are the principal lights of the astrologer's universe. The moon is the c1osest heavenly body to the earth, showing it always the same face, a face whose lines and shadows are the stuff of legend, as we have seen. Because of its different phases, the moon is thought of in astrology, as in other traditions, as fickle, producing transitory effects, but also as a benevolent, feminine planet, influencing the emotions, the female sex, mothers, and the entire populace of the earth. It is exalted in the sign of Taurus (see BULL), whether because of the resemblance between the tips of the lunar crescent and the horns of a bull, or because of myths associating lunar goddesses with virile partners in taurine form. Modem astrologers view the moon as influencing a woman's superficial personality but a man's deeper being, his soul. In ancient Rome the moon was spoken of as a liar, luna mendax, in part because its form resembled a C when it was waning (decrescere) and a D when it was waxing (crescere ). Because of their traditional symbolic associations, PEARLS, opal, selenite, and motherof- pearl were spoken of as moonstones. The fact that the moon is not only a symbolic place in the heavens but has now been visited by humans, seems to be of little importance to astrologers: their cosmology is geared to those who remain on earth, and its version of the influence and symbolism of the traditional planets has remained unchanged. In iconography the moon is usually portrayed as a crescent, its profile turned to the left. Lunar crescents appear in the coats of arms of many Islamic countries. Bockler, speaking of lunar images in heraldry, noted that the hundred senators of Romulus wore a C-shaped half-moon on their shoes as an indication that they trampled under foot as vain and worldly everything under the moon, or simply to distinguish themselves as senators. Nobles whose arms include the moon, which means 'growth' or 'prosperity,' presumably took this symbol from the Turks long ago (1688) .

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