The two most fundamental energies in our birth chart are the Sun and the Moon. The Sun is the most yang, projective, giving us our sense of individual self and purpose. The Moon is the most yin, receptive, providing us with the application of our purpose. The Sun is the light and life of our system. The Moon being the closest heavenly body to us controls the rhythm of the sea and all its creatures as well as the flow of blood in the human body. As the Moon distributes the light of the Sun each night, we experience this partnership. This relationship is intrinsic in forming the personality of the human being.
Each night a different amount of light is given off by the Moon according to its changing relationship with the Sun. Within an approximate twenty-eight day cycle the Moon will have passed through eight phases, each phase lasting about forty-five degrees or three and a half days. These phases each have their own unique characteristics which influence all life on the planet. When we are born we come in under the influence of one of the Moon’s phases. Knowledge of our lunar birth phase is helpful for our continuing conscious self-knowledge. [Read more…] about Lunar Illuminations